Coming from Cape Town You get welcomed into the Overberg by the beautiful Elgin Valley, and nested in this unbelievable part 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 Moleno Brothers came to the area and it’s potential, the two brothers started buying the surrounding land and started with, what today is South Africa’s largest single fruit export production, the Molento brothers also played their part in the development of the town buy donating some of their land.
Also a local resident is Edmond Lombardi who put Grabouw on the map when he created the famous fruit juice drink he called “Appetiser” and introduced it to the market in 1966.
Elgin Valley also internationally called the ‘valley of apples’ is not only known for apples but produces some of South Africa finest wine, has amazing restaurants in the valley and quiet a variety of activities for the nature junkies.