Overberg living friends
GRABOUW / ELGIN VALLEY
Coming from Cape Town you get welcomed into the Overberg by the beautiful Elgin Valley, nested in this unbelievable Valley of the Overberg lies the Town Grabouw.
Grabouw started on a farm ‘Grietjiesgat’ owned by William langschmidt, who started the community around his wife’s little trading store. Willaim named Grabouw after a German town Grabow.
Years Later the Molteno Brothers came to the area and saw great potential in the Valley. The two brothers started buying the surrounding land and started with, what today is South Africa’s largest single fruit export production, the Molteno brothers also played their part in the development of the town buy donating some of their land for development.
Also making history was a local resident , Edmond Lombardi who put Grabouw on the map when he created the famous fruit juice drink he called “Appetizer” and introduced it to the market in 1966.
Elgin Valley also internationally called the ‘valley of apples’ but this valley offers much more than only apples, it also produces some of South Africa finest wine and other fruits, has amazing restaurants in the valley and quiet a variety of activities for the nature junkies, from water-sport to mountain biking.