Do something different this holiday: Venture off the beaten track of Route 62 and head into the Great Karoo. For a proper taste of what this part of the country has to offer, book a stay at the Olive Grove Guest Farm. The Karoo may not be the country’s tourist hotspot, but anyone’s who’s had a taste of the region’s hospitality and food will tell you the Karoo is synonymous with comfort.
Beaufort West, the nearest town, is about 20 kilometres away – but you’ll want to make this cosy Karoo estate your home. The stark landscape is great for farm tours, hiking, bird-watching, mountain biking, and more - but the real drawcard here is the food. The farm is known for its olives and Karoo lamb, and no stay here is complete without having sampled some of the local produce.
Each of the farm provides self-catering Mountain View Chalets, and Olive Orchard Guest Rooms with Wi-Fi, satellite TV and air conditioning, ensuring your stay is all the more comfortable. Breakfasts and home-style three-course dinners are served in the farmhouse’s dining room while traditional barbeques at your chalet can be also be arranged.