“Adopt the pace of Nature, Her secret is patience” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

From world renowned mountain biking trails to cool climate wines, the Elgin valley offers something to delight everyone.

A nature lover's paradise, the perfect weekend getaway or mid-week escape from the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle.

Mountain Biking 

 

Elgin boasts with some of the best mountain biking trails the Western Cape has to offer. With a good mix of terrain, flow and length we also play host to a leg of Africa's most grueling mountain bike race the ABSA Cape Epic.

 

The Elegantly Elgin Wine Route

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The Elegantly Elgin Wine Route represents wine producers from one of the newer viticultural areas in the southern Overberg district. The high-lying ward of Elgin, traditionally an apple-growing region, sits on an inland plateau, surrounded by mountains, only 10km from the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

  • Almenkerk Wine estate (+- 10 km)

  • Iona (+- 5km)

  • Spioenkop wines (+- 2km)

  • Paul Cluver wines (+- 15 km)

  • Oak Valley wines (+- 15 km)

  • Winters Drift (+- 15 km)

  • Elgin Vintners (+- 13 km)

  • More wineries

Wedding Bliss

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Many important wedding day decisions hinge on your choice of venue. It's difficult to go wrong if you select a wedding destination with exceptional landscape, venue and wine and food options. With its unique landscape and illustrious beauty Elgin offers an amazing backdrop for your big day while we would be happy to accomodate you and your guests during celebrations.

 

Restaurants

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Many important wedding day decisions hinge on your choice of venue. It's difficult to go wrong if you select a wedding destination with exceptional landscape, venue and wine and food options. With its unique landscape and illustrious beauty Elgin offers an amazing backdrop for your big day while we would be happy to accomodate you and your guests during celebrations.

 

The Hope @ Paul Cluver Amphitheatre 

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The Hope @ Paul Cluver Amphitheatre is the most unique and awe inspiring setting for performances and it is only 45 minutes drive from Cape Town International. A towering Eucalyptus forest circles the intimate open-air arena which has been hewn from farm timber in its entirety. Performances are specifically chosen to match the natural acoustics of the venue.

The Oude Molen Distillery

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Situated in the heart of the fast emerging and prestigious Elgin Wine Region, René Santhagen's Oude Molen Distillery is a fine tribute to the man, commonly known as the 'Father of South African Brandy' and home to the Oude Molen Brandy range.

 

The Oude Molen Distillery offers a tour which includes an audio visual presentation that captures the rich heritage of Oude Molen brandies.