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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape
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10 Top Things to Do in the Overberg Area of the Western Cape

The Cape Overberg area of the Western Cape is one of South Africa’s treasures. It lies, demurely, over the berg from Somerset West, often neglected by those intent on reaching the Garden Route, unaware that beyond the Hottentot Holland Mountain range lies a...
New Accommodation – Hot on Our Site Right Now
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New Accommodation – Hot on Our Site Right Now

Every week we add new options to our accommodation offerings on the SA-Venues.com website. So, we thought we'd bring some of the more popular accommodation options we've added in the last month to you - everything from garden cottages and backpackers, to lu...
10 Things To Do In Grabouw
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10 Things To Do In Grabouw

Just 65 kilometres from Cape Town, in the heart of the Elgin Valley, lies the town of Grabouw. Elgin Valley is the largest single export fruit producing area in the country, and Grabouw is its hub. In fact, it produces about 65% of South Africa’s apple exports...
I Love Elgin Because …
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I Love Elgin Because …

Hi, greetings from South Hill in Elgin in the Cape Overberg, Western Cape. Elgin IS BEST KNOWN in the past FOR past for production of apples and pears, the Elgin Valley has firmly placed itself on the wine route map over the last few years with many boutiqu...
A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans
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A Brief Escape to Magical Wildekrans

A recent midweek break found us on the road to the lovely Elgin Valley, touted as an ideal destination for nature lovers and wine enthusiasts, and generally for anyone wanting a break from city life out in the country. The first surprise is its close distance ...
Glorious Grabouw Photographs
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Glorious Grabouw Photographs

Glorious Grabouw Photographs ~ We were invited out to spend this past weekend in Grabouw and although I’ve heard a lot about it (my father grew up here), it has been a long time since I spent any amount of time in the Cape Overberg town and its surrounds.  Our...
Grabouw for the day
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Grabouw for the day

Grabouw for the day: Our boot is full of apples and plums. We're talking big, red, juicy apples. The type that, the minute you get home, having travelled a two-hour round trip to get them in the first place, you wish you'd been smart enough to stock up on thre...
A Grand Old Mac Daddy time in Elgin
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A Grand Old Mac Daddy time in Elgin

The weather was divine. It was a beautiful winters day, with rays of sun tickling your skin with warmth while leaving the sky clear and beautiful, when I left the hustle and bustle of the city and in just over an hour’s drive and a dirt road later I saw before...