10 Olive Estate Getaways

Spring has sprung and this is the perfect time for a getaway to some of the Western Cape’s most naturally beautiful places. Experience the tranquility of the season while escaping to any one of these olive estate accommodations, from rustic natural beauty to five-star elegance, there’s something for everyone.

  1. L’Olivier

For those looking to relax in style, nestled in its own secluded valley amongst the olive groves, lies a magnificent Georgian Villa called L’Olivier. This haven of style and tranquility is exclusively available for you and your family or friends. From the moment you enter you’ll feel at home in these elegant surroundings.

Make sure to try L’Olivier Extra Virgin Unfiltered Olive Oil, which is is produced and bottled on the estate.

     For more information and booking, visit their website here.

  1. Kredouw Farm

Experience olive farm life at its best at the Frantoia Guesthouse. This self-catering accommodation is situated conveniently close to olive oil factory, surrounded by the Swartberg mountains and within walking distance to the farm dam and authentic Karoo swimming pool. The guest house is perfect for a relaxing family stay, the house sleeps two adults and two children, and with no cell reception, guests are able to enjoy the stillness of the pristine Karoo environment.

For more information and bookings, visit their website here.

  1. Olijvenhof Olive Estate

Another rustic gem is the newly renovated self-catering workers cottage on Olijvenhof olive farm. With breathtaking views across the olive groves and farm dam, the cottage has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 6 people, with all the conveniences to make your stay comfortable. Situated close to wine tasting routes, a brandy still, a game farm, picnic resorts and rock climbing, there’s something for everyone.

Not only can you purchase and taste their award winning olive oil, you can also take a guided tour through the olive groves and learn how olives are cultivated and harvested.

For more information and bookings, visit their website here.

  1. Gootvallie

Situated in the tranquil Tulbagh Valley is the beautiful Groote Vallei Farm. It is surrounded by majestic mountain scenery and The Boontjies River runs through it. Guests can choose from three spacious fully equipped self-catering cottages. Take a tour of their working olive press before venturing out to explore the famous Tulbagh and Cape Wine Routes which are only a stone throw away.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Kloovenburg

Experience olive beauty at its finest at one of the Riebeek Valley’s most luxurious overnight accommodation options, the Kloovenburg Pastorie. This historic property has been affectionately restored and transformed into a beautiful villa, offering guests three lavish air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and one super luxurious suite with en-suite bathroom and private lounge area.

The olive groves and vineyards of Kloovenburg herald the entrance to the picturesque Riebeek Valley. As with every aspect of the Kloovenburg Pastorie, attention to detail is extended right throughout. From the Egyptian cotton bed linen to the luxurious olive-based bath products from the Kloovenburg body product range, with its sleek black, white and silver packaging, perfectly complemented by the bathrooms.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Wild Olive Farm

This working olive Estate situated in the beautiful Cape Winelands, is nestled in the foothills of the Witzenberg mountain range. While olives are their primary focus, the farm boasts three fully furnished Cape Dutch self-catering cottages with incredible mountain and vineyard views. This farm offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind in a tranquil and scenic environment.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Surval Boutique Olive Estate

If you enjoy luxury and sophisticated elegance, Surval Boutique Olive Estate will delight you. Savour the sights and sounds of Oudtshoorn from Surval, perfectly positioned on the Route 62. It is an exceptional working farm estate offering superb accommodation and uncompromising levels of service.

Enjoy a guided olive and farm tour through the orchids, or sit down and relax with an olive tasting platter at the Su Casa Restaurant.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Klein Nektar Wine & Olive Estate

Located on one of the most beautiful farm towns in the heart of the Little Karoo is the Klein Nektar Wine & Olive Estate. This peaceful estate, tucked away behind the Cape Dutch Manor and surrounded by the magnificent Langeberg Mountains, feels like another place in another time. The Klein Nektar Manor House, built around 1860, offers an exquisite escape, perfect for a romantic getaway for two, or a private party of four.

If you are looking for total seclusion and relaxation, the fully equiped self-catering Klein Nektar Farm Cottage, nestled amongst the olive trees, is completely off-the-grid. There is no electricity and no Wi-Fi. Solar lamps, a gas water heater and a gas fridge/freezer and stove/oven ensure you have all the mod cons to make life comfortable and the lack of electronics will ensure that you rest up in peace.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Hidden Valley

Known for its exceptional views and popular fine dining restaurant, Hidden Valley is a gem to be discovered. The Bush Lodge at Hidden Valley offers exclusivity and luxury. This secluded, self-catering, three bedroom lodge and cottage, concealed on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Stellenbosch, create the impression that they are floating above the olive trees.

The main lodge is separated from the two bedroom cottage by a landscaped deck and pool area overlooking the spectacular west-facing views over the vineyards, valley and Table Mountain. The separate cottage comprises of two bedrooms which share a bathroom with shower. One of these bedrooms consists of an extra length king size bed and the other consists of twin beds.

Hidden Valley is home to over 3000 olive trees whose fruit produce award winning extra virgin olive oil and Kalamata and Nocellara del Belice table olives which can be tasted in their tasting room.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.

  1. Babylonstoren

For exceptional farm living, Babylonstoren is the place to stay. Dating back to 1692, this historic Cape Dutch farm boasts one of the best preserved farmyards in the Cape. Beloved for its magnificent garden that is laid out over 3,5 hectares, the garden is divided into 15 sections that comprise fruit, vegetables, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, ducks and chickens, and more.

At Babylonstoren’s Farm Hotel, the overall effect is relaxed yet well heeled with some of the existing farm buildings transformed into sophisticated guest accommodation. There are six one-bedroom suites, as well as three one-bedroom cottages and four two-bedroomed cottages.

The Farmhouse suites include nine one-bedroom suites. These all have access to an outdoor swimming pool and a hot spa area that includes a salt room, sauna and vitality pool as well as a lounge area.

For more information and bookings visit their website here.


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