Welcome to Olyfberg

After much exploration to find an area ideal for olive growing, the Karaan & Retief families chanced upon the Breede River Valley, where the terroir and climate share remarkable similarities with Tuscany in Italy and certain areas of Spain, notably those close to Cordoba.

The families bought the farm ‘Olyfberg’ in 2016. On the farm is 100 hectares to Mission, Leccino, Frantoio, Manzanilla, Coratina and Kalamata and celebrated the maiden harvest in 2001. The cultivars Mission, Leccino and Frantoio are used in the creation of Olyfberg’s award-winning “liquid gold”.

The Breede River Valley climate can be harsh and inhospitable. But the olive oil created here is soft, fruity and delicate – a wonderful companion to fine dining and hearty hospitality.

Olive trees are for sale at the nursery on the farm.

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