Elgin is a lush city situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa, which also forms part of the popular Cape Winelands Route. Elgin is only 70km away from Cape Town making the city capetonians’ favourite weekend getaway destinations.
Other small but exciting towns surrounding the Elgin Valley include Grabouw, Villiersdorp, Houw Hoek and Bot River. Altogether, these towns form the world’s first biodiversity wine route known as the Green Mountain Eco Route.
The city is well surrounded by the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range, which perfectly positions Elgin in a fertile and fruitful valley. The city boasts a great capacity to grow apples, pears, grapes and greenhouse flowers, including roses, and dabbles in the production of good quality wines given the cool climate. The Elgin Valley is a declared UNESCO heritage site and it is protected by the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.
With great weather in Elgin, neither too hot nor too cold, the town is one of the best destinations to enjoy outdoor activities. In Elgin, you will be sure to find excellent hiking and mountain biking trails. Water sports like trout and bass fishing, fly fishing and kloofing are also available. For a more relaxing and tranquil day, taking a tour through the private game reserves or the superb fynbos gardens are excellent ways to quench your thirst for exploring Elgin.
Wine farm tours are also popular in the area; take the time to visit some of the wine estates where you can taste different wines as well as buy the ones that your palate finds delectable. Elgin also boasts a wide range of eateries from fastfood to fine dining restaurants, all of which take pride in using only the freshest produce from the area.
Elgin accommodation ranges from bed and breakfast’s, self-catering units to guest farms. Whichever accommodation you choose, you will still experience the best of Elgin with Venues4Africa.