Bought in 2001, it appeared that Kleinbergskloof was a farm where nothing would grow. However, owners Hennie and Suna Volschenk saw the potential and after conferring with legendary SANParks CEO, the late Dr Tol Pienaar, the Olive Estate was born.
The first trees were planted in 2005 despite the sandy soil and having to keep the moles at bay. As the trees approached maturity it became apparent that the limestone rich soil compared favourably with the best Champagne farms in France, giving the olives a truly unique flavour. Striving to produce the best olive oil, the Volschenks are involved in every step of the process and by 2013 they were ready to press their own olive oil.
Producing multiple varietals (Mission; Carotina; Leccino and Frantoio) to blend truly exceptional olive oils, Kleinbergskloof’s Olive Oil has been the recipient of SA Olives prestigious awards year on year since our first entry in 2013, including gold and silver awards
Kleinbergskloof also offers a number of other products including marinated table olives and preserves as well as the finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Our wedding venue and tasting room were built in 2014. This, together with our deli and family restaurant, make Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate a true off-the-beaten-track destination within The Explorer’s Garden Route.
WHERE TO EAT
The venue has a seasonal restaurant on site.
WHERE TO SLEEP
The venue offers highly recommended accommodation options.
ATTRACTIONS CLOSE BY
Stilbaai Kelders; Palingsgat Homestead; Eden 4×4 Park and Alikreukel Trail.