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Oak Valley Estate

Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
+27 21 859 2510
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Mountain biking

My husband and I did the red route trail mtb. Absolutely beautiful. The trail is so well marked and... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Bonnie v
via mobile
Apples anyone

As I have had oak valley wines before, so we decided to pop in for lunch. You pass the most lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
ElliesPub
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Established in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, this magnificent 1786ha family estate is one of the pioneering farms in the country. In 1908 a wine cellar was built, but was sadly mothballed during the Second World War when fruit was in greater demand. New vineyards were established in 1985, followed by the release of our much-acclaimed maiden vintage in 2003. With vineyards located on mountain slopes over 450m above sea level, ripening occurs slowly and vines bear ultra-low tonnages.The Fruit Division at Oak Valley today consists of 350 hectares of apple and pear orchards with 70% planted to apples and 30% to pears. The Greenhouse Division covers over 17 hectares of greenhouse and shadehouse cutflowers, the largest in the Western Cape, with the speciality crop being Chrysanthemums for the local and export market.Mountain biking has become a major attraction, with our trails rated as some of the best single track in the country. On a typical summer weekend, Oak Valley attracts up to 150 mountain bikers and theirsupporters.The Pool Room Restaurant at Oak Valley is a tourism destination in its own right. The menu is simple, focussing mainly on Oak Valley’s meat products, grass-fed beef and acorn-fed pork, along with a range of dry-cured meats (or charcuterie) crafted in an on-farm curing facility.
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Oak Avenue, Elgin 7180, South Africa
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+27 21 859 2510
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the red route trail mtb. Absolutely beautiful. The trail is so well marked and well kept. It was lovely to ride there. We did pop around to the pool room afterwards but found it too pricey and nothing simple. After...More

Thank Bonnie v
Reviewed 2 May 2017

As I have had oak valley wines before, so we decided to pop in for lunch. You pass the most lovely trees and meander up to the restaurant, set next to the apple orchard. We had to wait for the meal we wanted, as it...More

Thank ElliesPub
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A dear friend and I went to visit the beautiful Elgin valley over easter. Was a cold day when we popped in to Oak Valley for wine tasting but Steph/Stef was excellent and bubbly (the best wine tasting assistant of all of the 9 farms...More

Thank johnstemmet
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Love it. Self catering but option of eating out for breakfast and lunch at the Poolside restaurant at the estate. Mountain bike trails. Beautiful orchard surrounds.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

The cottage is a delight. Very pretty and set in a large lawned garden amongst mature trees and the whole is surrounded by apple orchards. Well equipped, comfortable and clean, the care and attention to detail was evident throughout. Highly recommended.

Thank NickandMaretha
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Called in & found beautiful winery - lovely setting & very helpful staff! Tasted some really lovely wines & then sat outside under some shady trees & had lovely coffee & a muffin - too early for lunch but will plan another visit just to...More

Thank jchapelr0w
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Best restaurants in western cape good food excellent service and a beautiful spot what more could you want

Thank carroTs47
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a lunch with some family and friends. In a world where cuisine has come to the fore, where the Cape wine

Thank BJDVK
Reviewed 13 April 2016

a friend took me on an introductory mountain bike ride on the Estate. They have three route choices, Blue for not too hard, Red for technical and black for ??? We did the red route- about 24 kilometres. This is popular mountain biking venue offering...More

2  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 13 April 2016

What a beautiful tranquil place. They have a stunning restaurant - The Pool room. The staff were friendly and the wine was fantastic. I will definitely recommend this estate to everybody visiting the Elgin valley.

Thank Johanniev
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