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.

The Barn Restaurant at Old Mac Daddy

T.  +27 21 844 0241
M. +27 79 276 9342
Contact.  Hulandi Bester / Leon Roux

Open daily from 08h00-22h00. Day visitors are welcome too. Please call in advance as we may be closed for private functions.

The Café at Highlands Road Estate

M.  +27 71 271 0161

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11h00-16h00

Elgin Grabouw Country Club

M.  +27 82 335 7071
Contact. Petra Landman

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

T.  +27 21 846 8345
M. +27 72 927 4807
Contact.  Cassandra Hagglund
Address.  Mofam Farm, Appletiser Road, Elgin

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.

Her Harvest

T.  +27 21 849 8772
M. +27 71 719 8804
Address. 73 Highlands Road, Elgin
Contact. Pamela Mabhutsu

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

T.  +27 21 300 1396
M. +27 73 678 0855
Address. Thandi Estate, N2, Elgin Grabouw
Contact. Jay / Tiaan

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

T. +27 28 284 9646
M. +27 74 148 7638
Address. N2, Houw Hoek, Grabouw 7160

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

The Pool Room at Oak Valley

T.  +27 21 859 4111
M.  +27 82 454 0871 / +27 84 415 1085
Contact.  Emma Manuel

Breakfast.   Tuesday to Sunday  09h00-11h00
Lunch.   Tuesday to Sunday  12h00-15h00
Dinner.   Fridays  18h30-22h00


T.  +27 21 204 1085
Contact. Amber Jean

Housed in a former flower-packing shed overlooking one of the Elgin fruit region’s many valleys, Rojaal is a popular haven and function venue.

SALT at Paul Cluver

T.  +27 21 844 0012
M. +27 82 562 8360
Contact. Craig Cormack

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

M.  +27 21 844 0888

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.