Olive Garden Country Lodge

Cape Winelands

Rooms: 7: 1 family suite w' 2 twins/queens & 2 bathrooms (bath & shower); 2 pool rooms w' fireplace & en-suite (bath & shower); 2 luxury honeymoon suites w' king bed, jacuzzi, bath & shower; 2 garden rooms - available as self-catering or B&B - w' fireplace & ensuite (bath & shower).

Prices: B&B - rooms & family suite: R495 - R825 pp sharing. Honeymoon suites: R850 - R1,050 pp. Self-catering garden rooms R395 pp sharing.
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Meals: Full breakfast included. 3-course dinner R250 pp depending on ingredients; 4-course dinner R295 pp (not including wine). Antipasto and cheese platters, and picnic hampers available on request.

Directions: From Robertson, drive 9km towards Ashton, then turn L to Klaasvoodgs West (tarred road, gravel for final 400m). At T-junction turn R then immediately L. Olive Garden on right.

GPS: Latitude:-33.791444 Longitude:19.986851

Gina and Fernand Van Wassenhove
Klaasvoogds West, Robertson, Cape Winelands, Western Cape

Tel: (0)23-626-2028
Cell: (0)82-448-5393
Fax: (0)23-626-2028
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Olive Garden Country Lodge, almost invisibly hidden in a sea of fynbos, is a destination for those who want to lose themselves in nature... but who don’t want to compromise on comfort at the same time. This happy combination is typical of Gina and Fernand; serious back-to-nature, eco-conscious conservationists, passionate about the wild things that crowd round the lodge and especially the award-winning extra virgin olive oil that they produce on their bio-diverse estate (IGADI); but also epicurean in their tastes. My cosy room was warmed by a welcoming fire in the wood-burner and after a relaxing bath and a quick power nap in front of the fire, I might not have ventured out into the chilly evening had it not been for the temptation of a bottle of wine and dinner in the restaurant. My Flemish hosts lit another fire in the dining room then proceeded to charm my tastebuds with meltingly tender pieces of home-reared mutton; followed by more than one slice of fruit tartin. I think a few appreciative expletives may have escaped me at some point.... Good job Olive Garden has its own hiking trail, winding its way through olive groves and up the mountain that cradles the lodge. Looking back across the view my mouth made a perfect ‘o’ – and this time it had nothing to do with food. Gina was right, this place is a slice of heaven. Soon to open - a new olive oil & cooking school, positioned within the grounds with views over the valley.

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What to Do in the Area

Olive Tour and oil Taste Room / Tour 3 hours

Come and join us by visiting the farm ,we will educate you about from soil to your plate ,all about olives and pressing,we will let you taste the freshest oil you ever tasted and the freshest farm products.A detailed tour will be offered and twinkle your senses.

Olive cooking classes & make your own olive oil 2 nights/3days

1 day in the olive grove to pick your olives ,then bring them to the Mill for selecting washing -pressing and bottle.While waiting we will tickle your senses by tasting olive oil and educate how to use.When the process off pressing is done you will go home wih your own bottle extra virgin olive oil.Come and enjoy from end March.

Olive oil cooking classs 6 nights/7 days from May 2013

Please watch the space and website for further information.
We come back with all the details half February 2013.

Hands on Harvest 22-24 February

This event is a family thing so enjoyable and fun ,explore the whole day in the vinyards.Olive Garden will spoil the guest with tapas -true story's and above all good honest delicious food. Come and join us.

Wacky Wine Festival 7-9 June 2013

The largest festival happening on the Breede Valley.Do not miss this event. Olive Garden will organise a Traditional Italian evening with the best food ever and paired with our awarded olive oil. Come an join us on this festival

Robertson Slow 9-12 August 213

Not to be missed -enjoy the slow cooking and pairing menus-sip from the farm made products -relax while you are served the most enjoyable food ever eaten. Olive Garden invites you for a taste journey throughout the festival, On Sunday we spoil you on a special market full of delicious farm home made food.

Wine on the River 19-21 October 2013

Come and enjoy Wine on River while tasting all the beautiful wine and food on the banks of the river all during the day. Relax in the evening at Olive Garden where we will spoil you with the most delicate and unusual taste off food all brought by our Belgian chef and privileged olive oil sommelier in the whole off South-Africa ,you will experience the best.