Grabouw lies in the Elgin Valley close to the Cape Town metro and the area is regarded as the
gateway to the Overberg. The valley boasts some of the most beautiful scenery with stretches of
fynbos and pine forests, orchards and vineyards wedged between the Groenland and Kogelberg
It borders the Kogelberg Biosphere reserve, a protected area of magnificent fynbos. There is also
plenty of water in the area with the Palmiet River flowing through the valley. The Steenbras Dam,
Cape Town's main water source is also located in the valley.
Rooted firmly in agriculture, the valley is famed for its fruit farms and is the home of the world
famous Appletiser brand. Like most of the Cape, its Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for
viticulture and the valley has a growing reputation for wine and olive production. The Elgin Valley
Wine Route offers well-known wineries such as Paul Cluver Wines along with a number of open-air
festivals, events and markets aimed at attracting visitors.
Tourism to the area is growing and it now boasts some of the best mountain biking trails in the
country. Another attraction is the Elgin Grabouw Country Club that overlooks the Eikenhof dam and
surrounding mountains, a gathering place for locals and visitors alike.
Grabouw is a mere hour's drive from the City of Cape Town, 65 km from Cape Town International
and just 25 km from Somerset Mall.
Grabouw offers a laid-back country lifestyle, away from the hustle of urban life. It offers excellent
property value with a range of property on offer, from houses to lifestyle/hobby farms and
Seeff Grabouw offers unique local area insight and our team of real estate agents can assist with all
your property needs, from residential to agricultural and commercial sales, rentals and investments.