On arrival visitors are inevitably surprised to discover that Galenia is truly ‘nestled’ up close to the Langeberg Mountains that rise up behind the property and because of its elevated location enjoys the ‘far flung vistas’ of the Klein Karoo.
The Galenia estate is 1300 acres (550 hectares) of unique and indigenous Western Cape ‘fynbos’ and ‘renosterbos’ with small areas of agriculture, gardens and grazing watered from the kloofs of the Langebergs, the Boontjiesrivier, which runs through the estate, and the five large dams.
There are a number of nature trails established on the estate and guests are encouraged to walk, trek, jog, stroll or cycle them to enjoy the remarkable views and the wide variety of indigenous plants and flowers growing there.
There are just ten guest suites on the estate, arranged in five thatch roofed cottages. They are all of a similar design and standard, enjoying spectacular views over the olive grove or the lake in the foreground and to the far flung horizons of the Klein Karoo.
Each suite has a spacious double or twin bedded room, complete with all modern day facilities such as wifi, dstv, security safe, refrigerator, tea and coffee maker, as well as an open log fire and comfortable lounge seating. It also has a well-furnished, spacious, covered stoep (verandah) overlooking indigenous planted gardens. The bathroom has a free standing bath, an outside shower and a separately enclosed WC.
As most guests are self-driving an added benefit is to be able to drive to and park alongside each suite.