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Activities in Elgin


Elgin is probably the Cape’s best-kept-secret. Many people just whizz through it as they make their way along the N2 but we say; “Secret no longer…!” Elgin is an exquisite, fertile farming area, which deserves a firm flag on the tourism map. Little over an hour from Cape Town, it is a conveniently situated getaway with much to offer.

A sporting and adventure haven (Elgin is home to a major stage of the Cape Epic Cycle Race) there are excellent mountain bike trails, hiking, quad biking, waterskiing, canoeing, fishing and more. Old Mac Daddy is situated right on the Lebanon Mountain Bike Trail (ride in ride out) and can issue permits to our guests at reception.

This wonderful ‘cool climate’ wine growing region, Elgin offers plenty of tasting opportunities along with some great restaurants and farm stalls. Cliff jump, star gaze or pop around to Hermanus to watch whales and browse the shops. Come in winter and breathe in the crisp night air, come in spring and see the open gardens of Elgin, come in summer and spend endless days outdoors, come in autumn and nod to the harvest and the perfect sunset skies.

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