Didn’t you know? "We are situated 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.



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 Paul Cluver only by appointment for in-house guests 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.

Download Trail Location Map


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.


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.


Planning a bikepacking trip, why not start and end your adventure with us? Spend the night before, and/or after your trip at Trail’s End and leave your car securely parked with us and extra luggage safely stored. Whether you are planning a multiday expedition, an overnighter, or just an out and back, it’s always nice to know you’ll have a comfortable bed waiting at the end, why not throw in a massage, and did we mention we have a pool?