Restaurants in the Valley
The restaurants in the Elgin Grabouw area offer cuisine mainly sourced from local organic fruits and vegetables and free-range meat.
Elgin Grabouw Country Club
Fully licensed bar and restaurant with dramatic nature scenery from the wide veranda surrounding the club house overlooking the Eikenhof Dam and Hottentots Holland Mountains. Venue hire with catering options available for private functions. Restaurant trading hours: Weekdays: 17h00-21h00, Saturday: 10h00-17h00 Sunday: 10h00-14h00 (Monday/Thursday: CLOSED). Please note that events can be arranged outside these Restaurant trading hours. Please call in advance to make bookings and to confirm if we are open and not closed for a private function.
Elgin River Lodge – The Toad on the River
The breakfasts, served buffet style are legendary and our restaurant, The Toad On The River, is fully licenced and has a warm and inviting pub style. It is situated on the banks of the Palmiet River with a la carte lunches and dinners served daily. Venue hire with catering options available for private functions. Please call in advance as we may be closed for private functions.
Take a break from the busyness of life, come and reconnect and nourish your body with our plant-based food made with love, care and organic ingredients from our vegetable garden. Our restaurant is open Friday 12h00-15h00, Saturday and Sunday 09h00-15h00. Farm shop open Wednesday – Sunday 09h00-16h00. Please note that events and private functions can be arranged outside of these times.
The Hickory Shack
The Hickory Shack is an authentic Texas style BBQ restaurant located on a scenic apple farm in Elgin, Grabouw with awesome mountain and forest views. We serve a variety of slow cooked meats such as pork ribs, brisket and free range chicken along with some unique homemade sides. Although we specialize in smoking meats, vegetarians will also find something to enjoy from our menu. You can expect some of the best Texas style BBQ in SA combined with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.
Houw Hoek Hotel
Our main restaurant seats 100 guests and serves delicious à la carte lunches and dinners daily. We are well-known for our scrumptious breakfast buffet, delectable and relaxed lunches and delicious dinners, complimented by an award-winning wine list which includes the finest local wines. Our sophisticated menu blends traditional South African cuisine with modern innovations from renowned chefs. On Saturdays we host our famous Dinner Dance. Join us for drinks or a delicious meal on the terraces with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
The Orchard Farm Stall
T. +27 21 859 2448
M. +27 82 376 8817 / +27 78 181 3072
Address. Corner of N2 and Oudebrug Road (R321), Grabouw
Contact. Carol-Ann Snyman
Traditional Elgin/Grabouw family-friendly farm stall and event venue with bakery, licensed bar and restaurant and wine shop selling fine local and regional produce
SALT at Paul Cluver
Open times – Summer: Tuesday to Sunday from 08h30 for Breakfast till 11h00 and Lunch from 12h00 to 15h30 last order.
We are open on Christmas Day. Please see our menu on the left for details.
South Hill Cool Climate Vineyards – Restaurant
Restaurant open 7 days a week for breakfast from 08h00, lunches until 16h00 and wine tastings until 17h00.
At South Hill we strive to create the quintessential neighbourhood restaurant, somewhere to kick back and relax – enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a generous country style lunch or to celebrate special times – a romantic meal, wedding, birthday lunch or make merry with a glass of your favourite South Hill vintage. We advise calling ahead to make a reservation.