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DIDN’T YOU KNOW…WE’RE IN THE HEART OF THE OVERBERG?

Only 60km from Cape Town, Grabouw is the perfect escape from city life. The Elgin Valley is just a bike ride away with the whale watching mecca Hermanus, within 40 minutes’ drive. Grabouw is a popular spot to enjoy outdoor activities and yes, it’s possible to find something for all the family to enjoy! If you are not out dominating those trails, there are plenty of top class wine farms, restaurants, popular farm stalls and coffee shops to visit.

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TRAILS

Trail’s End Mountain Bike Hotel is privileged to have some of the country’s top mountain biking trails right on its doorstep. Local wine farms, OAK VALLEY and PAUL CLUVER have excellent trails which often feature in the CAPE EPIC and WINES2WHALES routes. There are also popular trails nearby at LEBANON and start of the WINES2WHALES A-Z section is just a short 10 minute ride away. If cycling isn’t for you, there are plenty of trails to explore on foot and if you are willing to take a short drive the KOGELBERG NATURE RESERVE is worth a visit. It goes without saying, whether running or hiking, you will be blown away by the spectacular views and experiences you can have in nature.

We have the local routes plotted on GPX which, once at the hotel, can be downloaded onto your devices for easy navigation. We can also arrange bike hire for you.

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ACTIVITIES

The Overberg region is a hot spot for the thrill-seeker and outdoor enthusiast. With breathtaking mountains, the vast ocean and calming rivers you can find all types of outdoor activities to keep you and your family busy. If you don’t mind getting a bit dusty and muddy, at an extra expense, we offer quad biking through CAPE ADVENTURE ZONE – you’ll get to experience the fynbos without the physical exertion. We highly recommend the CAPE CANOPY TOUR zipline and if you’re feeling extra energetic, you can even cycle there and back! If you prefer the waters, BLACK PEARL ADVENTURES can take you sea kayaking. Equestrian lovers do not fear, horse riding can be arranged. Grabouw and its surrounding areas will always have something up its sleeve.

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WINE FARMS AND EATING OUT

We are spoilt for choice here. Our area has a fantastic reputation for wine, craft beer and cider. So, if you fancy a more sedate experience of our area, or want to reward yourself for endeavours out on the trail, why not take a trip through some of the ELGIN WINE ROUTE or visit some of our CRAFT CIDER producers? Food-wise, there is a wide variety of choice, from farm stalls to pizzas to more refined dining. Why not visit the ELGIN RAILWAY MARKET for a huge range of cuisines under one roof? You can even watch the steam train arrive on the weekends. Check out the Elgin Grabouw Tourism website for a full list.