THE COUNTRY HOUSE
The Country House and Olive Farm is situated in the Breede River Valley between the historical towns of McGregor, Bonnievale and the popular Robertson winelands. An olive grove of 3 000 mature olive trees, fynbos and renosterveld - home to the blue Crane, picturesque river banks, shady forests and spectacular mountains are there for you to explore.
Ideal for families and for romantic getaways, this restored Karoo-Georgian country house offers three large en-suite bedrooms; spacious living areas; an open fireplace; well-equipped kitchen; wide verandas; an infinity pool and shady picnic areas.
From the wide verandas enjoy breath-taking views over the valley, mountains and groves. Hidden in the olive grove alongside is the Hartbeeshuisie, a historical cottage and the Kasteeltjie, a comfortable unit built on a restored wine ’kuip’ with a lounge, dining and bedroom area, separate kitchen, bathroom and braai area.
Riverside picnics, hiking trails, mountain climbing and biking, bird watching, country road drives, wine tasting routes, olive picking in season, star gazing, champagne air!
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Gooding’s Olives are first grade hand-picked Mission and Kalamata varieties cured in brine and bottled with vinegar and olive oil. Available at discount prices direct from the farm. More information, prices and ordering information.
OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL
Restored Karoo-Georgian country house with three large en-suite bedrooms – can sleep 8 people maximum; spacious living areas; fire place; kitchen; wide verandas; plunge pool and shady picnic areas. Fully equipped including all bedding and towels and all 3 bedrooms are en-suite, 1 with a shower/bath combo and 2 with showers - more information
Hartbeeshuisie, lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedroom and can sleep children. - more information
Open plan lounge, dining and bedroom space with queen bed and sleeper couch; seperate kitchenette and bathroom. Veranda with braai area. Beautiful views.. - more information
THINGS TO DO
River side picnics
There are picnic spots along the Breede River. A favourite is the picnic boat trips on the Breede River from Viljoensdrift.
We also have a picnic spot on the farm under the 100-year old Oak trees down by the Boesmans River (river only flows in season).
There are many cycling routes and trails close to the farm.
We have walking routes through the olive groves or along the roads on the farm with access to neighboring farms. Or you can climb our “koppie” across the road.
Other hiking trails include:
The Galg Road. Hiking Trail in McGregor.
Boesmanskloof Hiking Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.
Arangieskop Hiking Trail. Hiking Trail in Robertson.
Rooikat Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.
Heron Trail. Hiking Trail in McGregor.
Murludi Hiking Trails.
There is an infinity pool at the Country House which is not covered so guests with small children need to take the necessary precautions.
Olive picking can be arranged during the harvest season from March to early May. Please book in advance.
For Breede River Valley Wine Routes, Brandy Routes & Local Breweries - click here
Boesmansrivier, Robertson District
GPS Co-ordinates: 34° 2' 3.052" S 19° 59' 5.686" E
PO Box 55448, Northlands, 2116
GPS - 34°02'01.1"S 19°59'05.9"E
Host: 083 233 1333 (intl: +27 83 233 1333)
Farm manager: 084 574 7324 (int: +27 84 574 7324)