The Groenlandberg or Green Mountain is a mountain range beyond the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the heart of the Cape’s fruit country.
Located an hour by car from Cape Town today, historically it was several days ox-wagon journey from the Cape. The seasonal grazing land of the first people was referred to as the “Groenland”. Today this is the world-renowned fertile deciduous fruit and wine-growing valley known locally as the Elgin Valley.
The mountain range that bounds the Groenland to the east is known as the Groenlandberg – a spur of the Hottentots Holland Cape Fold Mountains ranging from the saddle at Viljoenspas in the north to Houwhoek and Botrivier villages in the south and contained by the Palmiet, Bot and Jakkals rivers. It is a hot spot for Ecotourism thanks to the conservation efforts of the local farmers who are invested in the Biodiversity of the region.