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Grabouw is a mid-sized town located in the Western Cape province of South Africa.Grabouw is located some 65 km south-east of Cape Town, over Sir Lowry's Pass from Somerset West, along the N2 highway. The town is the commercial centre for the vast Elgin Valley, the largest single export fruit producing area in Southern Africa, which extends between the Hottentots-Holland, Kogelberg, Groenland, and Houwhoek Mountains.The town's population at the 2001 census was listed as 21,593.HistoryPre-colonial historyThe original inhabitants of the area were the Khoikhoi pastoralists and the San hunter gatherers. The indigenous people of the region, the Chainouqua Khoi, inhabited a large area on both sides of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. They traded with early European settlers, but were later dispossessed from their lands by the Dutch colonists, who began to move into the area in the late 1600s and took the Chainouqua land for farming. Fortunately, the Khoikhoi names for some of the region's specific land-forms are recorded, and include Houtema, which is thought to have been the name for the Palmiet River, and Gantouw which was the name for Sir Lowry's Pass.
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Peregrine Farm Stall ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Peregrine Farm Stall
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Off-Road Tours
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Paul Cluver Wines ©
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Paul Cluver Wines
Duration: 2h 30 min
Iona Wine Farm ©
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Iona Wine Farm
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Grabouw

Elgin Railway Market ©
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Stony Point Penguin Colony Betty's Bay
Duration: 2h 30 min
Phillipskop Mountain Reserve
Scenic Walking Area
Phillipskop Mountain Reserve Stanford
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Grabouw

Shootopia Shooting Adventures ©
Fun & Games
Shootopia Shooting Adventures
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve ©
Nature / Park
Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Duration: 2h 30 min
Art @ Almenkerk
Art Gallery
Art @ Almenkerk
Duration: 4 hours
Oude Molen Distillery ©
Oude Molen Distillery
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Grabouw

Elgin Valley Honey
Gift & Specialty Shop
Elgin Valley Honey
Duration: 30 minutes

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