The beautiful Elgin Valley is a large, lush area of land, circled by mountains, in the Overberg region of South Africa and is no further than a one hour’s drive from Cape Town. Making this natural destination an ideal day trip on any weekend. Known for its apple and pear orchards, blooming flowers, and production of excellent quality cool climate wines. It makes this a perfect way to spend a summer day outdoors exploring its natural beauties and adventures tucked away amongst the rolling hills. Elgin Adventure Centre is based in the centre of all of its wonders and can help you plan on what to do for your day trip to Elgin. Here are some ideas:
Cycle Through the Fynbos
Let Elgin Adventure Center organize you a fully guided mountain bike tour through the flourishing orchards, vineyards and rocky landscapes surrounding Elgin. Cycling through some of the best scenery Elgin has to offer such as its unique forests, fynbos, vineyards, and apple orchards. We will provide mountain bikes, helmets and safety gear to ensure you can fully immerse yourself in the experience. Criss-crossing through the many barrel bridges, flowing single-tracks, and water crossings as you weave your way between the different route options. Our tour guides are trained to accommodate all fitness levels whilst taking you through a true Elgin experience.
Zipline in the Elgin Valley
Our team works alongside Cape Canopy Tours to provide you with an adventure ziplining through the beautiful nature within Elgin. Surrounded by breath-taking Cape fynbos panoramas and mountainscapes if you’re seeking adventure this tour is exactly what you are looking for. After a safety briefing and kitting up at the reception, guests will be transported by 4×4 high into the mountain range: this is where the fun begins! Scaling the rugged mountains in the Cape Nature reserve this ziplining experience has become one of the capes hottest tourist attractions.
Followed by a Wine Tasting
In the heart of Elgin, nestled between rows of vineyards and fruit orchards with an amphitheater of majestic mountain ranges is some of the Capes famous cool-climate wine estates. Elgin Adventure Centre will organize you exclusive wine and food pairings and some of the best wine estates such as Paul Cluver Wine Estate and Oak Valley. Offering tours of cellars and wine tastings, as well as facilities to purchase wines directly from the farms. Spend a day exploring these various winelands and sample delectable produce for an authentic experience of the lovely Cape Overberg.