Situated at the heart of the verdant Elgin Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, Grabouw Lodge is a haven, a home from home and a comfortable base from which to explore the beautiful surroundings. The Lodge is small, personal and well appointed, with luxurious rooms and facilities to meet the expectations of international tourists, corporate groups and wedding parties alike.
This is blue sky country, where the rolling slopes are clothed in orchards and forests and the air has that particular fresh clarity, found only in the Cape’s lofty mountain valleys.
Whether you’re looking for a quick country getaway from Cape Town city, or touring South Africa’s most popular tourist spots and natural attractions, you’ll find yourself at home at elegant Grabouw Lodge.
Grabouw Lodge is situated adjacent to a, shopping mall and tourist information centre; making it the ideal home base for tourists to the area. The Lodge has a peaceful pool area with beautiful mountain view.There’s an enclosed braai area , and our dedicated chef prepare the freshest, finest menu year round, with ingredients sourced when possible from local producers. Our staff and facilities are perfectly geared to accommodate larger parties for weddings or corporate getaways.
Besides the natural beauty of the area, there are numerous attractions and activities to seek out. The Houw Hoek and Peregrine Farm Stalls are clearly visible from the N2, and offer a fine selection of wines and local delicacies. The Elgin Apple Museum, one of only two in the world, showcases the history of the thriving local apple industry.
The renowned Paul Cluver Estate is not only home to some of the region’s finest wines, but also a magical amphitheatre, where a towering Eucalyptus forest circles an intimate 600 seater-arena with seating hewn from farm timber.
Performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue (for the latest programme see http://www.cluver.com/detailed-program).
Hiking trails, mountain bike trails and 4×4 routes abound in the region, which also offers (for the more adventurous) activities such as kloofing and cliff jumping. For those with green fingers, Duncan’s Roses is a must, with its spectacular variety of roses, especially in November. The nearby Elgin Grabouw Country Club, situated on the banks of the huge Eikenhof Dam, often hosts local festivals (see www.countryclub.co.za).
For more information on dining options, events, outdoor activities and places to see in the Elgin Valley, kindly contact the Elgin Valley Tourism (http://www.elginvalley.co.za)