Amazing farm-style experience at the Wild Olive Farm in Still Bay

Wild Olive Farm Still Bay accommodation

Wild Olive Farm, Goukou River Valley, Still Bay, Western Cape

If you are looking for a getaway which offers peace and tranquillity, look no further than Wild Olive Farm near Still Bay. Situated on the Goukou River on the Garden Route, Wild Olive Farm offers self-catering accommodation with beautiful views, bird song and fresh air.

Accommodation at Wild Olive Farm

Wild Olive Farm, accommodation, Goukou River Valley, Still Bay, Western Cape

The farm offers three self-catering accommodations.  The two chalets, Sunbird and Hoopoe, are situated near the river with lovely views through the olive grove of the tranquil water.

They both have fireplaces to keep you warm during the chilly winter evenings.  The chalets sleep four people in an open plan set up with a queen bed and two bunk beds. Each accommodation has its own private braai area.

The wood for the braais and fireplaces is provided.  To ensure that guests really wind down and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the farm, there are no televisions in the accommodations.

Further back from the river, underneath an ancient milkwood tree is Apple Tree Cottage.  The cottage is an historic building offering two bedrooms, which sleep two each in a double bed and two single beds. 

The loft area can take an additional two children if necessary. Apple Tree has a large veranda with sweeping views of the hills and river and is set in a private garden, which has been planted to attract many birds. 

The kitchen is fully-equipped with quaint touches which lend themselves to making the cottage homely and comfortable. For the winter months, there is a fireplace, which keeps the place warm and cosy.  Underneath the enormous milkwood tree is an outdoor shower.

Activities to enjoy at Wild Olive Farm

Wild Olive Farm, accommodation, Goukou River Valley, Still Bay, Western Cape

On the farm is a little shop which offers fresh, seasonal organic produce, soaps, preserves and olive oil.  A loaf of fresh bread made from stone ground flour and sweet potato can be ordered should one wish to. 

Wild Olive Farm is famous for its rusks and granola, which are made every week. With the river close by, guests can enjoy using our canoes or just relax at the treehouse and jetty area.  The river is wonderful to swim in.

In nearby Still Bay, there are many activities to take part in from a nine-hole golf course to many beautiful hikes. There are also some beautiful beaches to visit for walking and swimming.

What do people say about Wild Olive Farm

“The cottage is well appointed with everything you may need, lovely bath and outside shower which the boys enjoyed thoroughly. Short walk through the olive groves to the waterside and jetty, great for a swim and a paddle with the kayaks. Over Easter weekend there was quite a lot of boats and skiing/water sports which can be expected, we enjoyed the first few days of quiet though! Fresh eggs every day, lovely baked bread and the best rusks you’ll ever have available from the farm stall on site.” – Mo TripAdvisor.

“We stayed in Sunbird for two nights. It is in a beautiful setting and we slept so well. It is an organic farm and you can buy olive and other products from the farm shop. We arrived after some very welcome rain, the milkwoods smelt so good. The owners Karen and John are very welcoming and friendly and it is a great place to stay, two nights was too little.” – Gerda TripAdvisor.

“Love the peace and quiet, it’s called a guest farm and they treat you like a guest, offering you fresh baked bread, and vegetables from the garden, making sure you are comfortable, allowing you use of the kayaks, life jackets and canoes. It was such a pleasure to stay there, close enough to the sea (20 min drives) but nestled in a beautiful valley, facing a tranquil river and staying in a spotless cottage with every consideration for their guests. You can drive out and enjoy the local attractions and come back “home” to sit on the veranda and enjoy the sunset.” – Katie TripAdvisor.

Top reasons for staying at Wild Olive Farm:

  1. The Guest Farm is set in peaceful and tranquil surroundings.
  2. The Chalets are situated right in front of the Goukou River so you can enjoy water sports easily.
  3. The farm shop offers you home-grown products that you will be able to take home and enjoy.
  4. The owners are helpful, friendly and very welcoming.
  5. You can enjoy freshly baked bread and eggs every morning.

To find out more about Wild Olive Farm, give them a call on 028 754 2719/074 149 6787 or email linden@wildolivefarm.co.za. Visit their website at www.wildolivefarm.co.za. Find them at Waterblom Straat, Still Bay, 6674.

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