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About Grabouw

Grabouw is apple country. Lying at the gateway to the Overberg (over the mountain) region, the town’s cool, lofty location several hundred metres above sea level has ideal conditions for apple farming. Gorgeous natural scenery awaits visitors to Grabouw and to get there requires tra... read more

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26 accommodation listings in Grabouw. Enter dates to see full pricing and availability:

Elgin Country Lodge

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Lodge in Elgin, Grabouw

Elgin Country Lodge is situated near the N2 within walking distance of the Peregrine Farm Stall. It is a restored old...

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R1200.0

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Carmel Cottages

Cottages in Grabouw

Carmel Cottages and Guest Rooms are beautifully decorated with luxury and comfort in mind. Spoil yourself with soft s...

Braai Area
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R500.0

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Stonepeak Mountain Lodge

Guest Farms, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

Spacious rooms with wooden floors, leather couches and antiques set the tone for this "Out of Africa" house on Chosen...

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Braai Area
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R1000.0

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Old Mac Daddy Luxury Trailer Park

Caravan Parks in Grabouw

The Airstream Trailer Park idea was originally inspired by a natural rural setting so when The Daddy Long Legs Group ...

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R1195.0

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Paul Wallace Wines and Guest Cottages

Cottages in Elgin, Grabouw

Paul Wallace Wines and Cottages is situated on the Wallovale Vineyard farm (Paul Wallace Wines), with gorgeous sunset...

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R1500.0

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Kunguru Lodge (Tri Active)

Guest Farms in Grabouw

Our lodge, surrounded by lush gardens and orchards, nestled in the heart of the Elgin Valley, with easy access from t...

Braai Area
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R1670.0

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Elgin Valley Inn

Guest Houses in Grabouw

Bed and Breakfast accommodation in 10 luxurious double rooms.

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Cheverells Farm Cottages

Cottages, Holiday Homes, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

Our self-catering accommodation consists of two newly refurbished and quaintly decorated farm cottages in tranquil su...

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R1450.0

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Houw Hoek Hotel

Bed and Breakfast in Grabouw

Join us for a relaxing break at the family-friendly Houw Hoek Hotel, a leisurely 80 km from Cape Town. We are peacefu...

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R1050.0

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Elgin Vintners Manor House

Guest Houses in Elgin, Grabouw

Elgin Vintners has recently opened the beautiful renovated Victorian style Ridgelands Homestead as Elgin Vintners Man...

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R1455.0

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Wildekrans Country House

Bed and Breakfast, Guest Farms, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

Enjoy the garagiste wines made by the family.
Hermanus whales and Southern tip easily accessible.

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R1760.0

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No. 27

Self Catering in Grabouw

No.27 is a self-catering property. Guests will have access to the whole house and garage and the extensive gardens.Pe...

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R1800.0

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Marlow Cottage

Cottages in Grabouw

A spacious and airy cottage with an open plan kitchen, lounge and fire place with a big veranda and braai.

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Villa Exner - Exclusive Boutique Hotel *****

Boutique Hotels in Grabouw

Villa Exner caters for the descerning traveller. The spacious property offers a maximum of privacy with all expected ...

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R1790.0

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South Hill Guest House

Guest Houses in Elgin, Grabouw

Guest House with open plan living/ dining & kitchen area overlooking pool, surrounding lawns & vineyards. Indoor fire...

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R1925.0

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Belfield Wines and Farm Cottages

Cottages in Elgin, Grabouw

Belfield is a family run boutique wine estate situated in the middle of the beautiful Elgin Valley 1.5km from the N2 ...

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R550.0

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Bear Trap Lodge

Guest Lodge in Grabouw

Bear Trap Lodge is situated in Grabouw in the heart of the Elgin Valley overlooking the Groenland Nature Reserve and ...

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Rose Cottage

Cottages in Elgin, Grabouw

Rose Cottage is a comfortable, tranquil, bright farm cottage set on a 10 hectare lifestyle farm in the magical Elgin ...

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R2500.0

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Aanhouwen Cottages

Cottages, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

Aanhouwen Farm is situated 4 kilometres from the N2 on the Viljoenshoop Road. There are 6 comfortable self-catering c...

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R650.0

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Kogelberg Farm Hostel

Backpacker, Bungalows, Self Catering in Elgin, Grabouw

Kogelberg Farm Hostel is situated Grabouw/Elgin on the farm Casey's Ridge, bordering the Kogelberg Nature Reserve and...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen
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R6500.0

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Trails End Bike Hotel

Health Resorts, Hotels in Elgin, Grabouw

Trail’s End is a hotel created specifically for those with a passion for adventure. Situated in Grabouw – well known ...

Swimming Pool
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Conference Facility
Wheelchair Friendly
Bar

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R920.0

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Avolonte Lodge

Cottages, Guest Lodge, Self Catering in Grabouw

Avolonte Lodge is nestled in the picturesque Grabouw/Elgin valley surrounded by mountains. From most of our cottages ...

Braai Area
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Full Kitchen
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R1200.0

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Tangleberry Cottage

Self Catering in Grabouw

One supposes that people like self-catering because they enjoy cooking. And if you do, then you’ll love Tangleberry C...

Braai Area
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R1700.0

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Mofam River Lodge

Chalets in Elgin, Grabouw

A hidden gem on the banks of the Palmiet river surrounded by untainted spectacular river, mountain and forest views. ...

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R1100.0

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Elgin Hills Luxury Tented Camp

Backpacker in Grabouw

From the moment you arrive at Elgin Hills Tented Camp our outstanding staff will go out of their way to make your sta...

Full Kitchen

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R400.0

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Grabouw Lodge

Bed and Breakfast in Grabouw

Situated at the heart of the verdant Elgin Valley in South Africa's Western Cape, Grabouw Lodge is a haven, a home fr...

Swimming Pool
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Wheelchair Friendly
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R750.0

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More info about Grabouw

Grabouw is apple country. Lying at the gateway to the Overberg (over the mountain) region, the town’s cool, lofty location several hundred metres above sea level has ideal conditions for apple farming. Gorgeous natural scenery awaits visitors to Grabouw and to get there requires travelling over the breathtakingly beautiful Sir Lowry’s pass.

Grabouw is part of the famous ‘Four Passes’ route beginning in Cape Town, via this region, then on to Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

Average temperatures in Grabouw range between 15° Celsius in winter and 24° Celsius in summer.

Grabouw is just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town and within easy driving distance of whale watching at Hermanus, shark cage diving in Gansbaai and various other seaside towns overlooking False Bay.

Things to do

The Kogelberg Reserve surrounding Grabouw is regarded as one of the most important biospheres in the world. There are many hiking trails to explore, ask the Grabouw info centre for more details.

Enjoy wine tasting along the region’s wine route consisting of 15 wineries, all offering a welcoming and personal touch. Note: some are open by appointment only, contact the winery before visiting.

Try the local Appletiser brand of carbonated fruit drinks. Appletiser was first produced at the Applethwaite Farm in Grabouw and to address an oversupply of apples.   Since those early days, other fruit varieties have been added.

The Oak Valley farm owners have opened 30km of  bike trails – criss-crossing  the 4000 oak trees planted on the property – for mountain biking.

The sport of kloofing (cliff jumping) is popular at Steenbras River Gorge. The area is known as Crystal Pools where a number of cliffs overlook deep rock pools along the gorge. Cliff heights range from 3m to 18m and a visit requires a permit from the local authority.

Delight in a picnic under the pine trees at the Steenbras Dam.

Catch a live act at the Hope@PaulCluver 600-seater amphitheatre set amongst a eucalyptus forest on the Paul Cluver Wine Estate. The venue hosts an annual summer programme of top international and national bands, music festivals, comedy acts and local productions.

Where to Eat

With an abundance of meat, wine and fruit produce available to the food industry here, expect only the freshest meals at Grabouw and other restaurants nearby.

Known simply as The Restaurant, Waterkloof Wine Estate’s restaurant in Somerset West is regarded as one of the best fine-dining venues this side of Cape Town. Most of the ingredients are obtained locally and the menu has a diverse selection of mouth-watering dishes on offer.

The Peregrine Farm Stall began life as a tiny roadside farm stall.  Today it’s the mother of all farm stalls with an ultra-modern restaurant. The breakfasts are superb, drawing in travellers for unscheduled stops.

Fresh is a country style restaurant at De Rust Estate offering flavoursome and exciting dishes. Children are welcome and the loos will have you giggling…

Stimulate your appetite at the Winters Drift tasting station with a wine tasting before tucking into an enjoyable meal at the onsite Platform 1 Eatery. The winery and restaurant’s unique location at the old Elgin railway station is a brilliant setting for their light, quality meals offered at reasonable prices.

The Pool Room at Oak Valley farm is a popular breakfast venue with mountain bikers and shared picnic baskets around the pool with families, however, the restaurant also offers delectable dishes produced from the farm’s acorn-fed pork and grass-fed beef.

Indulge yourself with a farm fresh meal at two other roadside stop-offs on the national road; Orchard Farm Stall and Houw Hoek Farm Stall.

The owner of Ben's on the Beach in Strand is himself a butcher, order a prime cut off the vast menu. Pleasant ambience and great views of the bay.

Night Life

Your stay at Grabouw is going to be peaceful, however, if you’re craving a bit of evening entertainment, take a short drive into the seaside villages of Strand and Gordon’s Bay or to the town of Somerset West. Here are a few places we recommend:

Casa Del Sol cocktail bar in Strand gets really energised over weekends when local DJs perform. Light and tapas meals available.

The Fatcats cocktail lounge overlooking the beach in Strand is popular with their half price cocktails offered on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Bertie’s Mooring at the Gordon’s Bay waterfront has regular live acts, visit to sip on a drink while watching boats leave and enter the harbour.

The NiteFusion Entertainment Lounge in Somerset West is a vibrant nightclub with DJs on the decks every weekend.

Where to Stay

Relaxed, country living is what Grabouw is all about and the luxury guesthouses, inns, backpacker lodges, caravan parks and cottages are suitably appropriate.

Transport

Air : The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 43km from Grabouw.

Car Rental :There are several car rental agencies operating in the nearby towns of Somerset West and Stellenbosch, however, you could rent a vehicle online.

Taxis : A number of taxi and shuttle services operate out of Stellenbosch. Rikki's Taxi's or Uber are other options for a fast and reliable taxi service to or from Grabouw.

Buses : Gaffley’s has a daily bus service between Cape Town and Grabouw. Enquire with your host.

Did you know?

A German immigrant, Willem Langschmidt, was granted the original farm in 1856 which he named after his hometown of Grabow. Langschmidt and his wife tried their best to populate the town by producing 23 children!

When passing the apple orchards, you may notice that the trees are cultivated in a flat, fan shape. This is a system called Palmette where trees are pruned and grafted together to save space. Beehives are used for pollination.

If ordering a Kobe beef steak in the Cape has you wondering where it came from, it very likely came from Oak Valley farm in Elgin, the region’s pioneer Wagyu cattle breeders.