Food and wine

Discover the Elgin Wine Route, famous for cool-climate wines and warm hospitality, or enjoy delicious food at our range of eateries and restaurants.

Explore the Elgin Valley

From glamping to farm stays or four-star luxury, we have accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets allowing you to linger longer and experience the famous ‘Elgin Magic’.

Ziplining in Grabouw mountains

Adventure into the mountains to chase your next adrenaline rush, choose a more sedate and peaceful pursuit or simply unplug and enjoy doing nothing at all!

Explore Elgin’s Seriously Cool Wines

Clifford Roberts from Visit Winelands South Africa recently featured a blog post on Elgin Wines, which includes the fascinating history of winemaking in The Elgin Valley, several overarching characteristics of…

Elgin wins four of “The Magnificent Seven” at the 2019 Pinot Noir Report.

Elgin Wines proudly make up more than half of the “The Magnificent Seven” top wines in the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019 Though a notoriously difficult grape to…

Kathryn Rossiter visits the Elgin Winter Festival and Trail’s End Bike Hotel

Well-known travel and lifestyle blogger Kathryn Rossiter from Becoming You shares her experience of staying at Trail's End Bike Hotel during her visit to Grabouw and The Elgin Valley, as…

The inaugural Elgin Winter Festival: a great success!

Elgin Grabouw Tourism welcomed visitors from far and wide to experience its first ever Elgin Winter Festival, a celebration of Winter, Wine & Words over the long weekend of 9-11 August 2019.…

Upcoming Events

  1. John Maytham: “Being Human” at Liberty Books

    20 October at 5:30 pm7:00 pm
  2. Elgin Wines at The Railway Market

    25 October at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
  3. Elgin Open Gardens 2019 – October 26 and 27

    26 October27 October
  4. Elgin Open Gardens 2019 – November 2 and 3

    2 November3 November
  5. 80’s Summer Festival!

    2 November at 4:00 pm11:30 pm

Discovering Elgin Valley in South Africa

by Lerato Lefafa

The Wines of Elgin

Situated a mere 70 kilometres east of Cape Town and a short 45 min drive, this valley captures the essence of exquisite cool climate wines in each and every bottle of wine. The beautiful Elgin Valley, just off the N2, rewards wine lovers taking a meandering trip off the beaten track to experience true Elgin Magic. Click here for a list of Elgin producers.


Things to do in the valley