Green Mountain Eco Route

The Green Mountain Eco Route starts on the other side of Sir Lowry's Pass, as you enter Elgin Valley on the N2, from Cape Town

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsThe Green Mountain Eco Route

Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Green Mountain Eco Route starts on the other side of Sir Lowry's Pass, as you enter Elgin Valley on the N2, from Cape Town.

Where? Elgin Valley, Cape Overberg, Western Cape

When? Best in Spring and Summer

How? Call +27 (0)83 229 4630

Overnight? See Elgin accommodation, in Cape Overberg

The Green Mountain Eco route is not only home to the world's first biodiversity wine route 75 kilometres over the Groenland Mountains but it is also where the offical Green Mountain Eco Route meanders through the Elgin Valley, and the towns of Botriver, Caledon and Villiersdorp.

Highlights of the route include local gardens in Elgin Open Gardens weekends, local wine, the Groenlandberg Conservancy, the historical village of Houw Hoek, an art route in Villiersdorp, mountain bike trails, hiking trails, the Bot River Lagoon wetlands, Aasvol Mountain and Blokkop Peak, and endless fynbos vistas.

Other Popular Routes in the Region

Mountain and Meadows Route

Where? Greyton
Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Mountain and Meadows Route starts in Villiersdorp, the assumption being that you have already done the Green Mountain Eco Route. Take the R43 from Villiersdorp back to the N2, direction Caledon. After...

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Mountain Treasure Route

Where? Swellendam
Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Mountain Treasure Route starts on the N2 en route to Swellendam, past Riviersonderend. Riviersonderend is a beautiful little town with incredible mountain and river scenery that takes its name from the...

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Overberg Fynbos Route

Where? Elgin
The Overberg Fynbos Route, also known as the Southern Overberg Fynbos Route, is a route put together by a group of land owners in the southern Overberg, with the intention of promoting an area rich in fynbos, beauty, nature reserves and...

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Tip of Africa Route

Where? L'Agulhas
Based on the Overberg Tourism map, the Tip of Africa Route starts in Cape Town, where you take the N2 via Grabouw and Caledon to the pretty town of Napier (make sure to stop off at the Napier Farmstall en route), after which you have a couple...

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A number of resident artists offer art classes. Follow the old Cape ox wagon trail, visit historic farms, drive 4x4 trails and enjoy a variety of adventure sports.

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