O FOR OLIVE
A gem among gems
Founded four generations ago by the Bothma family, and managed today by Cobus Bothma, Swartrivier Farm is a true landmark of the Prince Albert community. Beginning just beyond the town’s doorstep, our farm stretches out over 668 hectares of beautiful Karoo countryside at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.
Our 17-hectare olive orchards are home to more than 3,000 mature trees – Mission and Manzanilla in roughly equal measure, complemented by Leccino and other oil cultivars. We have a proud tradition of growing delicious olives and producing our own extra virgin olive oil, along with a range of other delicious wares, all available under the O for Olive brand.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Our premium olive oil is cold pressed and bottled on site. Presenting the perfect balance of spicy notes and hints of fruit, it’s the perfect complement to a wide variety of healthy dishes.
Olives & Olive Products
Our wide range of succulent olives is complemented by a delicious assortment of olive-based items: tapenades, chutney, marmalade and salad dressing.
Rounding out our wares is a wonderful collection of fig, apricot and grape preserves.
Things To Do:
For the family
We harvest between 50 and 80 tons of olives a year. These are hand-picked and processed on site, along with our extra virgin olive oil, which is cold pressed and bottled on the property.
Our friendly staff members will happily take you on a guided tour to show you the whole process. It begins with a walk through the olive groves, moves on to our sorting tables, brining room and olive press (where you’ll learn the finer points of olive oil production), and ends with a delightful tasting session and light lunch platter in Café O
9am – 2pm Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays
9am — 2pm Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays
Closed on Monday (unless a public holiday)
Decimal Degrees (WGS84)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds
Latitude: N33 10 23
Longitude: E7 22 01
Latitude: N 33 10.383
Longitude: E 7 22.017