Only an hour out of Cape Town, Elgin River Lodge offers an amazing breakaway from the buzz of the city to gather your thoughts and plan your next move. With a conference room that can be set up to suit your needs as well as plenty of space outdoors for bigger events, we cater to all needs. And when you not sitting down conferencing, nature is waiting for you to join it with a run through the farm, a paddle down the river, or any number of outdoor activities. After a day of conferencing, we’ll have a braai lit for you and an ice cold drink waiting for you in the pub.
Elgin River Lodge is built for hosting events. In the heart of the rolling hills of the Elgin Valley, 90 hectares of space to play with, accommodation on site and catering at your fingertips, we are able to work with you to put on exactly what you imagined. All this only an hour away from Cape Town! Give us a shout and let’s see what we can do together.
Looking to take a break from conferencing? Take a gentle river waft navigated by one of our friendly staff on our Elgin River Lodge barge. We take bookings for a minimum of six and a maximum of 15 guests. Even though there isn’t a prescribed time, we recommend late afternoon to watch the sun set over unobstructed mountain, river, orchard and forest views. You might even get to see the first twinkling stars of the night. Best to reserve a spot in advance. This activity is dependent on the water levels, so please check before your arrival if this option is available.
Hiking, Running, Cycling
Elgin River Lodge is set on a 100 hectare farm and there is a maze of farm roads and apple orchards waiting to be explored. The farm runs approximately two and half kilometers along the Palmiet River on the Arrieskraal Dam portion of this life blood water mass.
Gerald’s Trail links the Lodge and The Villa and is an easy walk for almost anyone. It climbs and dips between valleys and narrow gorges and includes eyefuls of natural wonder. Other than the trail there are numerous easy and difficult roads, some grueling enough to test the best of us.
Beyond the farm lies the whole of Elgin, a destination that has become a Hiking and Mountain Biking legend. For hiking, running and cycling it’s a dream outing for any level of outdoor adventurer. Come and explore.