Responsible Drinking Campaign

Elgin Grabouw Tourism strongly promotes the responsible use of alcohol and is committed to safe wine enjoyment. Our Responsible Drinking Campaign is designed to ensure that ticket holders can make the most of our festival while enjoying the measures that have been put into place to ensure that they remain responsible and safe. This campaign includes the following offers:

Designated Drivers Reward

Designated drivers will be rewarded with free entry to enjoy the festival experience as well as a non-alcoholic beverage sponsored by Appletiser at each of the participating wineries. These passes can be claimed at the ticket/glass collection points at either Peregrine Farmstall (Google Maps link) or the Elgin Railway Market (Google Maps link). For further information on the DESIGNATED DRIVERS REWARD please contact

Complimentary Shuttle Service for Ticket Holders

Elgin Grabouw Tourism, in partnership with Appletiser will be offering a free shuttle service, run by professional transport company Gaffley's, to all festival ticket holders. There will be various circulating shuttle routes stopping at participating wine farms throughout the festival. Festival goers are then able to wander at their leisure from farm to farm, enjoying some of the live entertainment on show, while enjoying our seriously cool wines and an array of delectable treats. For further information on the Complimentary Shuttle Service please contact

Festival Day Return shuttles to Elgin Valley from Cape Town and Somerset West

Gaffley's will also be running a Day Return shuttle service for the two festival days for R400 per person, which includes a return day trip from Cape Town/Somerset West as well as your festival day pass.

To arrive in Elgin Valley (Peregrine Farmstall) at 10h00 this shuttle will depart:

  • the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town at 08h30, and
  • the River Club in Observatory at 09h00, and
  • the Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West at 09h30

Visitors may then hop on the #ElginCoolFest Shuttle to go and experience the festival. This shuttle will depart Elgin Railway at 17h30 on both days to return to Somerset West and Cape Town. For further information and to book your ticket, contact

Other Transport Services

Grabouw Elgin Tours and Transfers

Contact At-Ley Jantjies at 079 503 6849 or 066 233 4928, send email to or visit

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Appletiser is our official partner in the Responsible Drinking Campaign and provides the free non-alcoholic refreshment/beverage for our designated drivers. Did you know that the Elgin Valley is the home of Appletiser?

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