Activities

Situated on seven kilometres of river frontage, the estate at Elgin Hills Tented Camp offers several eco-trails that wind through the magnificent wooded hills bordering the river. This stunning setting is ideal not just for a family holiday, but also for conferencing and team building events. Quad biking can be arranged by prior request.

Nearby attractions

elgin hills tented campSituated in the picturesque Elgin Valley of the Western Cape,Elgin Hills Luxury Tented Camp is just a few minutes drive from the small towns of Grabouw and Elgin. This area is renowned for the production of apples, pears, plums and nectarines and produces more than 65% of South Africa’s apple exports. There are also some well known excellent wines produced in the area. The Elgin Apple Museum, one of only two apple museums in the world, is worth a visit. It is housed in the old shoemaker’s cottage in which Lady Anne Barnard used to overnight.

weekend getawayJust a few kilometres from Grabouw is the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve, a 42,000-hectare nature reserve. This is a conservation area for mountain fynbos. There are at least 1,300 species of fynbos, including several rare and endemic plants, therein. The reserve is also home to small herds of grey rhebuck, klipspringer, duiker and grysbok, as well as the occasional visiting leopard. Approximately 110 bird species have been recorded in the reserve. Access is limited to hikers only.

Annual events and attractions

  • Grabouw Appletizer Apple Run (April)
  • Elgin Blossom Mountain Bike Ride (October)
  • Elgin Rose & Garden Festival (November)
  • Grabouw & Elgin Freshwoods Garden Open Day (November)
  • Elgin Country Tours
  • Four Passes Fruit Tour
  • Pale Moon Apple Winery
  • Paul Cluver Wines and Amphitheatre
  • Windermere Apple Cider
  • Duncan’s Roses
  • Applethwaite Church
  • Oak Valley Flowers

Nearby activities

Canoeing and rowing, mountain bike trails, 4 x 4 routes, kloofing, fishing, township tours, apple packing tours, hiking. (Please ask for information about the above activities, to book is essential)

Kloofing trails:

  • Riviersonderend 15km 6 hours – strenuous but fun
  • Suicide Gorge 17km 5 hours – strenuous but fun
  • Elandskloof

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