Blue Sky Organic Olive Farm Shop

Blue Sky Organics is a certified organic olive farm with its own factory and olive press.  This is the first organic olive farm in South Africa and the owner, Liz Eglington, was awarded ‘Women Farmer of the Year’ in 2005/2006.

During March to August visitors can watch olive harvesting and olive oil pressing.  Year round tours and informative discussions can be arranged for the following:

  • Processing olives, as well as olive and olive oil tasting;
  • Products can be bought direct from the factory;
  • They have olive trees for sale and herbs from the nursery;
  • Kloof walks can be arranged;
  • Labyrinth walks; and
  • A general farm tour and detailed explanations on organic farming, compost making, livestock integration into organic systems, organic vegetable growing, herbs, nursery and worm farming.

 

DIRECTIONS TO FARM IN OLYVENRIVIER VALLEY, VAN WYKSDORP, KLEIN KAROO, WESTERN CAPE.

a)    From FreeState/Gauteng

Get to Oudtshoorn. From Oudtshoorn travel through Calitzdorp and Ladismith on the R62.

From CALITZDORP direction:

Travel from Calitzdorp to Ladismith.11kms after Ladismith, turn left onto a dirt road to Van Wyksdorp.

Approximately 28kms turn left into OlyvenrivierValley.

After approximately 2kms keep right at fork and admire olive trees. Sign “Blue Sky Organics”

Arrive at Main House. To get to cottage take gravel road on far right next to fence line and cottage is at top of rise.

 

Tel at Farm 028 581 2014

b)    From Cape Town N1

Go through Paarl, Tunnel, Worcester.

Turn off to Robertson onto R60/R62.

Go through Robertson, Ashton, Montagu & Barrydale.

Approximately 65kms after Barrydale & 11kms before Ladismith, turn right onto a dirt road to Van Wyksdorp.

 

Approximately 28kms turn left into OlyvenrivierValley.

After approximately 2kms keep right at fork and admire olive trees. Sign “Blue Sky Organics”

 

Arrive at Main House. To get to cottage take gravel road on far right next to fence line and cottage is at top of rise.

Tel at Farm 028 581 2014

Please note:

v  We can get cell reception but it is sporadic and you have to walk around until you get a signal. Full signal in Van Wyksdorp itself.

v  My dogs always very happy to see visitors so are a bit noisy and boisterous but not dangerous, unless they love you to death! PLEASE be careful not to ride over my precious 2 minature daschunds!- keep them in eye contact.

 

N2:

On N2 to Swellendam.

11kms after Swellendam turn left to “Suurbraak/Barrydale”.

Travel through Suurbraak and about 4kms later look for a turn to your left “Tradouw Pass/Barrydale”

Travel slowly thru’ pass-it’s probably one of the best in SA.

You will arrive at a T junction. Turn right and travel thru’ Barrydale. Then follow instructions for N1 above from here.

OR:

 From RIVERSDALE N2:

Turn off N2 and travel into Riversdale. Follow Ladismith signs, which will direct you to turn left and travel about 10kms to and through the GarciaPass.

When you come out of the pass, travel a few kms and look for a sign to the right to Van Wyksdorp.

This is a dirt road, for about 45kms. Keep left and always follow the Van Wyksdorp signs.

When you get to Van Wyksdorp travel past it towards Ladismith, and about 3kms later look for the Olyvensrivier sign to your right.

Then follow directions above.

 

Blue Sky Organic Olive Farm Shop
R329, ,
OLYVENRIVIER VALLEY
VAN WYKSDORP Western Cape South Africa
Phone: 028 581 2014
Email: info@blueskyorganics.co.za
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