Oak Valley Estate
Oak Valley Estate
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Established in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, this magnificent 1786ha family estate is one of the pioneering farms in the country. In 1908 a wine cellar was built, but was sadly mothballed during the Second World War when fruit was in greater demand. New vineyards were established in 1985, followed by the release of our much-acclaimed maiden vintage in 2003. With vineyards located on mountain slopes over 450m above sea level, ripening occurs slowly and vines bear ultra-low tonnages.The Fruit Division at Oak Valley today consists of 350 hectares of apple and pear orchards with 70% planted to apples and 30% to pears. The Greenhouse Division covers over 17 hectares of greenhouse and shadehouse cutflowers, the largest in the Western Cape, with the speciality crop being Chrysanthemums for the local and export market.Mountain biking has become a major attraction, with our trails rated as some of the best single track in the country. On a typical summer weekend, Oak Valley attracts up to 150 mountain bikers and theirsupporters.The Pool Room Restaurant at Oak Valley is a tourism destination in its own right. The menu is simple, focussing mainly on Oak Valley’s meat products, grass-fed beef and acorn-fed pork, along with a range of dry-cured meats (or charcuterie) crafted in an on-farm curing facility.
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San-Daleen Viljoen
Zurich, Switzerland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Wine tasking with Kwanele was a wonderful experience! He is knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Great ambassador for Oak valley and wine in general. Loved his wit!!
Written 25 November 2022
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Frostywasp999
Marlow, UK228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Brilliant MTB half day ride with guide. Great trails with lots of variety through the vineyard. Check out their website for the trail map. Strongly recommend
Written 16 November 2022
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Marie-hélène S
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Its been a while since we visited Oak Valley. But the new restaurant called 'the Melting pot' was a wonderful surprise to us. They went through the effort of accommodating us along the pool and we were very impressed with the food. We choose the small meals for all, which was more than enough for the 3 of us accompanied with the lovely Oak Valley Riesling, rounded off with a delicious dessert and coffee. We will be back!
Written 14 November 2022
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MBurgess1
Cape Town, South Africa93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Excellent meal, beautiful setting, great service, and decent pricing. What more can one ask for. We will be back soon! Bought a case of wine too!
Written 13 June 2021
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Andrew G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
The Melting Pot at the Pool Room just opened, Tapas style generous portions, sampled all 9 offerings, faultless, one of the best meals I've had for ages.
Written 30 December 2020
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Amarah Peck
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Beautiful farm with an amazing mountain bike trail, we used Elgin adventure center for the bike hire and their service was great.

We had a tasting at the pool room with Steph and Kwanele, who were professional and made our experience great.

Highly recommended.
Written 23 December 2020
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Leo d
Ottawa, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
While touring the wineries in the area we stopped for lunch.
The food was very good, a little expensive for South Africa, but well worth the money all the same.
Their Chardonnay is wonderful, as was their service. A little out of the way, but well worth it.
Written 25 January 2019
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Ziegrid R
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Popped in for a quick breakfast and tasted some wine too. Beautiful settings and yummy freshly baked breakfast pastries. Great Wine too.
Written 4 January 2019
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Dirmu G
Eversdal, South Africa3,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Elgin is so close to the Cape, so why did it take us so long to discover this gem? Oak Valley is a beautiful farm, with lovely white wines and very friendly staff. The Pool Room is such a nice restaurant/ wine tasting room to spend your time in Elgin.
Written 2 September 2018
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majiksea
Fairfax, VA775 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very pretty stop in Elgin. The setting is beautiful right by the pool and the menu is great for lunch. There is outdoor seating, good wine and good food.
Written 29 August 2018
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