The Elgin Valley is our favorite place to tour. Enjoy sparkly apple ciders, spectacular mountain passes and cool-climate wine, for a day you won't forget.
The Elgin Valley is one of our favourite places to tour. It is located approximately one hour to the
east of Cape Town, over the Sir Lowry’s mountain pass. It is known for its cool-climate wines,
particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and produces 60% of South Africa's apple crop.
We will start with an olive and olive oil tasting at Morgenster in Somerset West. Next stop is the
popular Peregrine Farm Stall for some coffee and rusks and to browse the many locally-produced
farm goods, from honey and chocolates, to preserves and cheeses, to fresh local apples produced in
Then we visit one of the many boutique wine farms in the Elgin Valley. Here you will get a feel for
the off-the-beaten-track intimacy which Elgin is famous for amongst locals, and taste some of the
best wines this region has to offer, from elegant reds, to crisp whites and renowned M.C.C.
For lunch, we recommend tapas at South Hill Vineyards, or The Melting Pot at Oak Valley. Lunch is
for client’s own account, but we will be happy to assist with bookings.
If the tour occurs on Friday - Sunday, we highly recommend a stop at the Elgin Railway Market, to
taste freshly made apple cider and visit with the locals.
Includes: Services of a professional guide/driver, all transportation, and 3-4 food or wine tastings.
Add more adventure: Cape Canopy Tour, ziplining in the Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve
This is a private tour, which can be customized upon request.