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Oak Valley Estate
Ranked #6 of 16 things to do in Elgin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Second time we stayed at Oak Valley 1902 cottage. Still great place to go to! A great experience in a cute, clean, well provided cottage. Wonderful breakfast at the Poolroom! And apple juice only Elgin can make!! Estate is beautiful and staff friendly

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Reviewed August 24, 2014

Oak Valley Mountain Bike tracks are well maintained, well marked and provide from easy to technical routes. There are shower facilities and bike wash facilities. A must for keen mountain bikers

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Oak Valley hosted the Epic mountain bike race on 28/29 March 2014. While the organisation is done by the Epic team, and our hospitality was provided by ABSA, the amazing setting and delicious wines are all down to the Estate.

Thank Louise W
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Spent morning on well manicured MtB trails, riding in lovely scenery. Cloak rooms with shower clean and convenient. Spent afternoon at the POOL ROOM restuarant. Excellent service, lovely menu, good food. Will be back

Thank Anmisty
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