Experience

We welcome day visitors with wide open arms! Rates for the day are R100pp. Please call or email ahead of time to ensure that we are not privately booked for a wedding or event. Just visiting our restaurant for lunch or dinner? In that case, we waive the day rate.

River Cruising

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 and 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 kilometres 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.

Guided Walks and Tours

Join us for our private and exclusive events, brought to you by Elgin Great Food & Wine Walk and Buttonquail Trails Elgin! Great for a group of friends, a bachelors/bachelorettes or even a corporate function. The perfect celebration for after lockdown!

The most delicious food and local wine, beers and cocktails – in a sublime setting. Walk or run, take a barge trip down the river, and experience Elgin at its finest!

For more information on packages, email elginfoodwinewalk@gmail.com

Mobile Spa

Wellness in the Wild aims to bring relaxation to our lodge guests, with a wide range of environmentally friendly facials, massages and nail treatments.