Elgin is a quaint farming district situated in the Overberg area of the Western Cape. It is 70km from Cape Town, 20 minutes from the popular coastal town of Hermanus and only a short drive from Somerset West and Gordon's Bay. Those looking to invest in Elgin property will be glad to know that the Hottentots Holland, Houwhoek and Lebanon mountain ranges surrounding the area offer exceptional vistas interspersed with rolling hills and rivers.

This lush region is renowned for its apples and pears, greenhouse cut flowers, rose growing and increasingly, for the production of high quality cool climate wines. Farms, smallholdings and a unique working farm house development offer all the beauty and climatic benefits, making property for sale in Elgin comparable with a number of SA’s other well-known wine growing areas. Learn more about available farms and houses for sale in Elgin by taking a look at our listings below.

Explore Elgin

Wine tastings

Wine tastings

Given this area’s perfectly suited landscape, you’ll be spolit for choice when it comes to wine tasting outings and vineyard tours. High up on the slopes, you’ll find Elgin Ridge – where you can pop in to sample world-class wines and enjoy a unique perspective of the valley.

The Kogelberg Biosphere

The Kogelberg Biosphere

This is a marine and floral kingdom encompassing the entire coastal region from Gordon's Bay to Bot River vlei and inland to Grabouw and the Greenland Mountain. A Fynbos floral kingdom with an incredible 1600 different plant species, the reserve is one of the world’s richest sites of plant diversity.

The Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre

The Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre

Nestling in a towering forest, the amphitheatre provides a unique natural venue for a variety of performances ranging from revues, classic and contemporary musical performances and theatre.

The Green Mountain Eco Route

The Green Mountain Eco Route

This is the world’s first biodiversity wine route where you can explore fynbos-filled hiking trails on foot or by mountain bike amongst the patchwork of vineyards, orchards and groves. Ideal for birding enthusiasts, this area also lends well to other adventures such as abseiling, rock climbing and as 4x4 tours.

Living in Elgin

Areas near to Elgin

Arabella Country Estate, Arniston, Bettys Bay, Bredasdorp, Caledon, Cape Agulhas, Gansbaai, Greyton, Hermanus, Kleinmond, Napier, Onrus, Pringle Bay, Rooi Els, Stanford, Struisbaai, Swellendam, Villiersdorp,


The local Country Club offers tennis, squash, bowls, cricket, bass fishing and kayaking facilities.


The town offers a selection of shops; from nurseries to hardware to design and décor stores.


The Elgin area offers a number of primary and high schools including Applewood PreparatorySchool and the nearby Grabouw High School.


The famed Arabella Golf Estate and Spa is less than 30 minutes away.

For example Camps Bay or Mauritius