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About Pippins Country House

Pippins Country House is a guest house and backpackers situated in the heart of apple-growing country, Grabouw. Pippins provides an escape from the city lights, yet is only a 50-minute drive away from Cape Town. Grabouw is located in the Elgin Valley, which is a green paradise with enchanting stretches of forest, vineyards and orchards as far as the eye can see.

Accommodation is offered in dorms, twin rooms, luxury double rooms and campsites. The rooms are en-suite, and there is also a full kitchen available for guests use with tea and coffee-making facilities as well as a licensed bar and a large braai area.

Guests can fish and swim in nearby dams, or go horse-riding, mountain biking and hiking. Grabouw is not far from the coastal towns of Gordon’s Bay, Kleinmond and Hermanus, and Strand and Somerset West are only a short drive away.


  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Parking on Premises
  • Budget
  • Mid Range
  • Hiking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

Braais are only permitted in the designated braai area, so as to prevent fires near the apple orchard.

Pippins Country House Rooms

Reviews for Pippins Country House

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Chrystal Ford, South Africa
01 March 2016

Rooms are a bit dated but such a beautiful location and Friendly attentive owner. You can Camp too

Almeri Pelser, South Africa
22 February 2016

Sadly, I will not recommend nor return to Pippins.

Stuart Barnard, South Africa
04 May 2015

Upon booking for Pippins Country House I was surprised to find the price not as quoted on the site. It is R200 a dormitory room! This excludes: a working shower,enough plug-points for all in the dormitory, breakfast and tea/ sugar/quaffable coffee.Perhaps the prices tended into the region of extortion when the owners realised they are one of the few 'budget' accommodations in the region for the long weekend that can be easily located and booked.I was severely disappointed and mildly amused at Pippins. My initial surprise led to frustration upon realisation that R200 a night was not justified...
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Sandy Parker, South Africa
25 March 2015

Our second time at Pippins and it was like coming home.  Still the same quiet comfortable room and still the same wonderful welcoming people.  We really enjoyed our stay and were sad to say goodbye. Would definitely recommend Pippins to everyone.  Will definitely be back again.  Thanks again John-John, Jan-Reinier, Mila and the two woofs.

Corne Els, South Africa
22 December 2014

If you are looking for a very chilled relaxing spot without all the fancy trimmings then this will be a good choice. A bed, bathroom and braai spot is basically all you get and need. The mattresses are comfortable and bedding clean. A fridge would be nice but if you are out and about the whole day, I guess one does not need one. Overall my group and I enjoyed the stay over.

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Pippins Country House Map

Pippins Country House is 5.5km from the centre of Grabouw , the nearest airport 55.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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