When the new owners arrived at the Olijvenhof more than a year ago, they had a vision. On the one hand, they wanted to run an olive farm that would thrive in harmony with nature. On the other hand, make the farm accessible to the public again.
One month after the takeover, in November 2019, they opened a small farm shop with olive tasting. And now, just in time for the one-year anniversary, a larger shop has been built and the range expanded. In addition to olive tasting, platters (cheese and meat) and picnics under olive trees are now also possible.
"Visitors can experience the farm, nature, tranquility, ambiance and our olive products with a delicious platter and simply have a good time“, explains Barbara Bensegger, owner of the Olijvenhof Olive Estate.
The new bistro is a big step towards realizing the vision. Everything is on the right track as far as the step into biodiversity is concerned. Olijvenhof Olive Estate does not use any chemical products at all. The trees are not fertilized, but the soil around the trees is fed with cover crops. Sheep graze under the trees and eat away greens that compete with the tree.
All products are made on the farm, entirely by hand and visitors can experience the originality of the olive groves and taste the quality of the products.
Picnics are offered. Order your picnic basket in advance and then you can look for your favourite spot on the farm and enjoy the afternoon under the olive trees.
Olive-Tasting: 3 Extra-Virgin-Olive Oils, Pestos, Table-Olives and some specials (R 40 / serves 2 persons)
Cheese-Platter: 4 Cheese-Variations, Olive-Pesto, Table-Olives and Homemade Olive-Chiabatta Bred with Olive-Oil for dipping (R 120 / serves 2 persons)
Mixed-Platter: 2 Cheese- and 4 Charcuterie-Variations, Olive-Pesto, Table-Olives and homemade Olive-Ciabatta-Bred with Olive-Oil for dipping. (R160 / serves two Persons)
Picnic: Greek-Salad with the Olijvenhof Table Olives and the Extra Virgin Olive Oil Licious L. Charcuterie and Cheese Variations. Served with Olive-Pesto, Table-Olives and the homemade Ciabatta-Bred. Dessert: Special and also homemade Lemon-Cake with the Freaky F Extra Virgin-Olive-Oil (R 240 / serves two Persons) Booking is essential.
You are more then welcome to bring your own alcohol.
Soft-Drinks available at the bistro.
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Barbara Bensegger +27 76 979 9135