Explore the countryside and enjoy some family-friendly outdoor fun. There are several golf courses, a variety of wine farms, restaurants. coffee shops and farm stalls, all of which are within easy reach of Galileo Guest Farm. Other options include mountain biking, kloofing, quad biking horseriding, hiking, water sports and fishing charters.
Our main farm dam is situated just below Coots Cottage. Take a stroll to the waters edge for some Largemouth Bass fishing or a gentle row on the dam.
Galileo is well placed for easy access to world-class mountain biking for everyone from novices to professionals. Peddle around the farm with the family or challenge yourself to single-track or downhill adventures. The Elgin Valley has four fully marked mountain bike trails. These snake through various farms, the Lebanon Forest Reserve and the Kogelberg biosphere along roads, 4X4 routes, orchards, oak lined avenues, wooded areas, dams and streams.
Twitchers will be pleased to know that Galielo Guest Farm and the greater Elgin Valley area is home to a rich array of bird life. We have resident Fish Eagles and numerous raptor species that hunt in the area. There are also flocks of Guinea fowl, Francolin and occasionally one can flush from the fynbos a rare African Button Quail. Our waterfowl include Spurwing and Egyptian Geese, Yellow-billed and African Black Duck and many others. We are also fortunate to have Giant, Pied and Malachite Kingfishers, Red-billed Coots, Grey Heron and numerous other bird species.
“We had a great time, it is a wonderful cottage and we hope to book again when we are next in CT … and will tell anyone who goes to Elgin to stay there. The bird life was great, the cottage was awesome, we loved it, thank you.” – Kerri