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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... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.