Garden Route tours, South Africa
the town of Grabouw is a short hour’s drive from Cape Town
towards the Garden Route over the Helderberg Mountains with a
leisurely cruise into one of the most scenic valleys in the Western
Cape. The area is plastered with flowers, a thriving fruit industry,
fynbos vegetation and also wine. Grabouw is one of the apple capitals
of South Africa and we take a drive past this
town as we take the inland route towards The Garden Route during
than 60% of South Africa export apples are grown
here. It is also home to the famous Appletizer drink which can
be found worldwide. Houw Hoek Hotel in Grabouw is one of the oldest
hotels in South Africa and a comfortable stop
on our Garden Route tours as we cross the mountains.
A variety of hundreds different plants can be found in the area
which makes Grabouw one of the most diverse ecosystems in the
world. There's also a variety of wildlife living in the reserve
including land animals and birdlife which can be observed throughout
the Garden Route also.
has an annual festival with amazing views over the Eikenhof dam
near the Nuweberg. Many visitors on Garden Route tours stop in
the town during this time of year to explore the fruit varieties,
flowers and products. Grabouw is close to towns
like Gordon’s Bay, Strand, Kleinmond and Hermanus along
with Somerset West which can be found when taking the coastal
route on Garden Route tours.
is a speciality stop on Garden Route tours and
we will gladly work it into your itinerary if you wish to have
a look around.