Explore the Area

– Perfect outings for the whole family –

Please call ahead to check availability

Activities

  • Animal Encounters

    Get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most majestic animals at Cornell Skop. Encounter lions, cheetah, zebra and many more on this farm which creates a loving home environment for rehab animals and hunting farm rescues.

    Tel: 079 065 0217
    Address: Van Der Stel Pass Road, Bot Rivier
    www.cornellskop.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 13 km

  • Archery and Clay Pigeon Shooting

    Tri-Active offers all sorts of adventure experiences and excursions, from archery to clay pigeon shooting, team building activities and much more. If you’re looking for an adrenaline-filled time they will be able to assist.

    Tel: 021 844 0975
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.triactive.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 10,7 km

  • Canoeing

    Elgin River Lodge is an outdoor adventure paradise, especially if you love water sports. It also has a restaurant and licenced bar. Phone ahead to make a booking for activities.

    Tel: 021 846 8345
    Address: Appletiser Road, Elgin
    www.elginriverlodge.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 22 km

  • Horse Riding

    Whether you’re an experienced rider or a beginner, you are in safe hands with Wildekrans Wine Estate. Enjoy horse riding on the beautiful and expansive estate. Please book in advance.

    Tel: 028 284 9902
    Address: R43, Bot River
    www.wildekrans.com
    Distance from hotel: 8,7 km

  • Quad Biking

    Elgin River Lodge is an outdoor adventure paradise, especially if you love water sports. It also has a restaurant and licenced bar. Phone ahead to make a booking for activities.

    Tel: 021 846 8345
    Address: Appletiser Road, Elgin
    www.elginriverlodge.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 22 km

  • Ziplining

    Cape Canopy Tour provides a unique mountain adventure for anyone aged 5 to 75 and beyond. Zip line through the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve’s spectacular views. Don’t be worried if you are scared of heights – that will soon be forgotten once you’ve completed the first slide. You will soon be hooked!

    Tel: 021 300 0501
    Address: R321, from Grabouw towards Villiersdorp
    www.canopytour.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 26,4 km

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Wine and Beer Tastings

  • Almenkerk Wines

    Refusing to compromise where the quality of the wine is concerned, Almenkerk Wine Estate is strongly committed to making simply delicious wines. A visit to this estate will reward you with spectacular vistas. Take a walk through their gardens which have cafefully curated sculptural exhibits year round.

    Tel: 021 848 9844
    Address: Viljoenshoop Road, Elgin
    www.almenkerk.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 18,2 km

  • Barton Vineyards

    Barton Vineyards is set on the gentle slopes of the Kogelberg overlooking the Botriver Valley to Walker Bay with olive groves, essential oil plantations and villas. Our frost-free climate and exposure to the cool sea breezes ensures that exceptional award-winning wines are produced.

    Tel: 028 284 9283
    Address: R43, towards Hermanus
    www.bartonvineyards.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 10,7 km

  • Beaumont Family Wines

    Beaumont Family Wines is home to the region’s oldest wine cellar, originally established by the Dutch East India Company. Taste wines on their stoep. Advance order delicious platters and picnics to enjoy with the wines and take a tour of the cellar.

    Tel: 028 284 9194
    Address: Compagnes Drift Farm, Bot River
    www.beaumont.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 7,7 km

  • Charles Fox Cap Classique Estate

    Originally a fruit farm planted with apples, pears and plums, Charles Fox Cap Classique Wine Estate was created by Charles and Zelda Fox in 2005 and is now one of the Cape’s premier Cap Classique producers.

    Tel: 082 471 3444
    Address: Valley Road, Elgin
    www.charlesfox.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 17 km

  • Elgin Ridge Wines

    Elgin Ridge Wines work to grow organic and bio-dynamic vineyards. This gives their vines nourishment that is sustainable and ensures that wines truly represent the land itself. Their philosophy of certified organic wine, made naturally, begins in the vineyard and ends in the bottle.

    Tel: 021 846 8060
    Address: Appletiser Road, Elgin
    www.elginridge.com
    Distance from hotel: 18,3 km

  • Elgin Vintners

    Elgin Vintners is a partnership of six dedicated grape growers who have combined their resources to cultivate, produce and market their range of fine quality wines in the Elgin Valley.

    Tel: 021 848 9587
    Address: Appletiser Road, Elgin
    www.elginvintners.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 17,2 km

  • Everson’s Cider

    Taste Everson’s Cider at Peregrine Farm Stall. Taste a huge array of these popular local ciders from the Everson’s tasting room at Peregrine Farm Stall. Tastings are open 10am to 5pm Wednesday through Sunday.

    Tel: 021 848 9011 (Peregrine Farm Stall)
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.eversonscider.com
    Distance from hotel: 22 km

  • Genevieve MCC

    Genevieve MCC is a boutique Méthode Cap Classique producer nestled in the Bot River Valley. Founder, Melissa Genevieve Nelsen pursued her passion into the winemaking industry to develop the beautiful Genevieve Blanc de Blanc we know today. The search for the perfect terroir and quality grapes led Melissa to Bot River.

    Tel: 083 302 6562
    Address: Klein Botrivier, Karwyderskraal Rd, Bot River
    www.genevievemcc.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 18 km

  • Highlands Road Estate

    The picturesque Highlands Road Estate will keep you occupied for hours, and that’s before you’ve tasted their excellent wines.

    Tel: 071 271 0161
    Address: 75 Highlands Road, Elgin
    www.highlandsroadestate.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 15,8 km

  • Honingklip Beer

    Honingklip Brewery produces a well-known range of Belgian-inspired craft beers. Visit the brewery restaurant, settled in an idyllic location with a child-friendly play area.

    Tel: 082 542 6484
    Address: R43, Bot River
    www.honingklip.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 14,3 km

  • Luddite Wines

    Luddite Wines is in the process of developing into a self-sufficient farm and are committed to farming as conscientiously and as greenly as possible.

    Tel: 028 284 9308
    Address: Van Der Stel Pass Road, Bot River
    www.luddite.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 8,9 km

  • Oak Valley Estate

    As well as the traditional Elgin apples and pears, the Oak Valley Wine Estate produces excellent wine, flowers and free-range meats. Visit the Estate to taste their wines or ride their popular mountain bike trails. This estate is also home to top-notch restaurant, The Pool Room.

    Tel: 021 859 4110
    Address: R321, Oak Avenue, Grabouw
    www.oakvalley.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 16 km

  • Oude Molen Brandy

    Take a guided tour through the Oude Molen Brandy Distillery and learn the secrets of their fine brandy. The distillery is home to two of the largest copper pot stills in the southern hemisphere. Follow up the tour with samples of their special brandies.

    Tel: 021 859 2517
    Address: Worcester Street, Grabouw
    www.oudemolen.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 16,3 km

  • Paul Cluver Wines

    A selection of world-renowned wines, as well as Cluver Jack cider, are available to taste from the Paul Cluver Wines tasting rooms. In addition to tastings, Paul Cluver features restaurants, mountain biking, amphitheatre concerts and more.

    Tel: 021 844 0605
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.cluver.com
    Distance from hotel: 10,7 km

  • Paul Wallace Wines

    Paul Wallace, never known to be a traditionalist, and sometimes described as something of a viticultural maverick, has been making his own Malbec from bought-in grapes since 2004. What started as a ‘fun project’ has developed something of a reputation and following. Tastings by appointment only.

    Tel: 083 255 1884 / 082 572 1406
    Address: 63 Highlands Road, Elgin
    www.paulwallacewines.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 20 km

  • Rivendell Estate

    Rivendell Estate is located on the Whale Route, en route to Hermanus. The estate offers wine tasting which can be accompanied by platters and also boasts an a la carte restaurant. You can look forward to enjoying your wine whilst taking delight in the panoramic view of the surrounding vineyards and mountains.

    Tel: 028 284 9185
    Address: R43, towards Hermanus
    www.rivendell-estate.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 16 km

  • South Hill Vineyards

    South Hill Vineyards is an exclusive boutique wine farm situated on the cool mountain plateau of the Elgin Valley. Enjoy superb wines and bistro-style lunches at South Hill Vineyards restaurant, while browsing through the art gallery and sculpture garden featuring local artists.

    Tel: 021 844 0888
    Address: Valley Road, Elgin
    www.southhill.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 14,7 km

  • Wildekrans Wines

    The 1 000 hectare Wildekrans Wine Estate holds tastings of their award-winning wines in the original cellar, built in 1936. Cellar tours can be booked in advance. Their restaurant, Forage, features a menu which evolves with the seasons. Please note, no under 12s allowed at the restaurant.

    Tel: 028 284 9902
    Address: R43, Bot River
    www.wildekrans.com
    Distance from hotel: 8,7 km

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Golf

  • Arabella Country Estate

    Experience one of the Cape’s top golf courses. The Arabella Country Estate golf course is ranked top 10 in South Africa. Surrounded by the magnificent Kogelberg mountain range, Bot River Lagoon and edged by wild fynbos, this picturesque Golf Course is the ideal place to pursue a passion for golf.

    Tel: 028 284 0105
    Address: R44 to Kleinmond
    www.arabellacountryestate.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 18 km

  • Grabouw Mashie Golf Course

    Grabouw Mashie Golf Course is a challenging 9-hole golf course that offers double tees, with their shortest hole at 66m and their longest at 270m. This Golf course lets you to practice your short game and accuracy in true Country Style. A great way for the whole family to relax and enjoy what the Valley has to offer!

    Tel: 021 859 4494 / 084 517 9610
    Address: Main Road, Grabouw
    Distance from hotel: 15 km

  • Kleinmond Golf Club

    The Kleinmond Golf Club is nestled in the beautiful Overberg. The immaculate condition of this 9-hole course is complemented by an abundance of wild life, the natural beauty of the surrounding Cape flora, and breathtaking mountain and sea views. An unforgettable golfing experience.

    Tel: 028 271 3525
    Address: Botriver Road, Kleinmond
    Website: www.kleinmondgolfclub.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 27,3 km

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Fishing

  • Beaumont Family Wines

    Beaumont Family Wines is traditional farm where catch and release trout fishing is available via prior arrangement. Walks and hikes can be followed from maps available at the tasting room.

    Tel: 028 284 9194
    Address: Compagnes Drift Farm, Bot River
    www.beaumont.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 9 km

  • Houw Hoek Farm Stall

    Just over the road from us you can find the Houw Hoek Farm Stall, serving delicious homemade food. The shop has a plethora of preserves and spices to peruse as well as pottery and other locally produced items. Trout fishing is also available here (subject to availability).

    Tel: 028 284 9015
    Address: N2, Houw Hoek
    Distance from hotel: 0,2 km

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Mountain Biking

  • Lebanon Mountain Bike Trails

    The Lebanon Mountain Bike Trails offer a variety of routes catering for mountain bikers of any level. The trails offer a unique riding experience that combine rolling orchards, forested pine slopes and mountainous fynbos with breathtaking views.

    Tel: 083 461 8940
    Address: Valley Road, Elgin
    www.lebanonmtbtrails.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 12,5 km

  • Oak Valley

    As well as the traditional Elgin apples and pears, the Oak Valley Wine Estate produces excellent wine, flowers and free-range meats. Visit the Estate to taste their wines or ride their popular mountain bike trails. This estate is also home to top-notch restaurant, The Pool Room.

    Tel: 021 859 4110
    Address: R321, Oak Avenue, Grabouw
    www.oakvalley.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 16 km

  • Paul Cluver

    Paul Cluver Wines, a family run and owned winery going back to 1896, is situated in the stunning Kogelberg Biosphere. The estate is home to an amazing forest amphitheatre as well as a range of mountain bike trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Its restaurant, Fresh, is very popular.

    Tel: 021 844 0605
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.cluver.com
    Distance from hotel: 10,7 km

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Restaurants

  • The Hickory Shack

    The Hickory Shack is a smokehouse in the style of traditional Texan BBQ. They use local woods and organic chips to smoke, believing that only time will serve the cut. The Hickory Shack is perfect for a long, slow afternoon. There are also several great mountain bike trails starting nearby.

    Tel: 021 300 1396
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.hickoryshack.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 14,9 km

  • Peregrine Farm Stall

    The popular Peregrine Farm Stall is a household name amongst Cape locals. It offers an abundance of locally sourced artisanal goods and wholesome, responsibly farmed, fresh produce. They have a highly regarded café as well as a creative pop up shop and playground area. Everson’s Cider tasting can be enjoyed here from Thursday to Sunday.

    Tel: 021 848 9011
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.peregrinefarmstall.co.za
    Distance from hotel: 13 km

  • SALT at Paul Cluver

    SALT at Paul Cluver. Add a pinch of salt and a dash of wine to make up the ingredients for a winning recipe also known as SALT at Paul Cluver, the latest venture from legendary chefs Craig Cormack and Beau du Toit.

    Tel: 021 844 0012
    Address: N2, Elgin
    www.cluver.com
    Distance from hotel: 10,7 km

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