Barkley West – Kimberley – Exclusive Olyfhuis Guest House
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Come and experience the tranquillity and hospitality of the Northern Cape at Die Olyfhuis (The Olive House) , an exclusive guest house on the Farm Holsdam. The farm, situated five kilometres from Barkly West and 39 kilometres from Kimberley, is the perfect location to relax and de-stress. Kenne and Joy, owners of both Holsdam and Die Olyfhuis, are ready to welcome you to their bit of paradise.

Die Olyfhuis is a luxurious rustic guest house that has been decorated with a Boere-French flair, surrounded by Mission olive trees. Every bedroom has hand-crafted natural wood furniture

Come and enjoy the exclusivity and privacy of the three luxurious en-suite double bedrooms. Each room was individually decorated by an interior designer to not only offer ultimate comfort, but also blend with the farm’s peaceful and natural surroundings. DStv and Wi-Fi internet are provided in all rooms.

At Die Olyfhuis you have the opportunity to experience how restful and rejuvenating farm-life can be. You can take long walks and explore the tranquil surroundings. Birdwatchers will find a bit of paradise with 45 different bird species and two dams where they can be spotted. For those who wish to be a bit more active, we have an established walking trail and a mountain bike route.

Breakfast is included with your stay at Die Olyfhuis. Dinner, BBQ and picnic baskets are available by arrangement.

Children are welcome. We regret that no pets are allowed.
Die Olyfhuis is a luxurious rustic guest house that has been decorated with a Boere-French flair (small and large)
Die Olyfhuis is a luxurious rustic guest house that has been decorated with a Boere-French flair (small and large)
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Activities:
Fishing In the Vaal River close-by

Game Viewing There are beautiful game farms in the area for game drives.

Bird Watching Birdwatchers will find a bit of paradise with 45 different bird species and two dams where they can be spotted

Hiking Trails At Die Olyfhuis you have the opportunity to experience how restful and rejuvenating farm-life can be. You can take long walks and explore the tranquil surroundings. For those who wish to be a bit more active, we have an established walking trail and a mountain bike route (60 km)

Other Activities Kimberley is 42 km from the farm where there are lots of interesting things to so - the Big Hole, historical; buildings, golf course and the Flamingo casino
 
Rates:
Season Single Double
In season R 400.00 R 380.00
Out season R 400.00 R 380.00
Remarks: Rates per person per night and include breakfast. Children under 12 half price. Dinner, BBQ and picnic baskets are available by arrangement
Rooms include :   Yes  Yes   No  No
Phone No
Television Yes
Radio No
Heater Yes
Roof Fan No
Airconditioner Yes
At Die Olyfhuis you have the opportunity to experience how restful and rejuvenating farm-life can be
At Die Olyfhuis you have the opportunity to experience how restful and rejuvenating farm-life can be
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Nearest Town:
Barkley West
Distance: 4km
Police: Yes
Hospital: Yes
RESERVATIONS: Make a reservation enquiry (this is only an enquiry) by clicking on the reservation icon at the bottom of this page or contact the Farmstay reservation office: 039 313 0608 or phone August after hours on 082 882 7475. E-mail enquiries to August at august@farmstay.co.za
Tourist attractions in the area.
The Vaal River is very close to the farm where fishing and canoeing can be enjoyed.

The Menu
A full English breakfast made with free-range eggs/bacon/sausage/potato rosti/tomato/whole wheat bread/croissant. A cold continental breakfast can be arranged as room service. It consists of orange juice/coffee/cheese/fruit salad/croissants/cold meat/jam Dinner by arrangement. Every morning guests can enjoy an English or Continental breakfast, individually prepared, either in the dining room or on the patio overlooking the farm’s wide open spaces. Breakfast is served with unique touches such as free-range, organic eggs (supplied by our own hens), freshly-prepared coffee from grounded coffee beans, and honey produced on the farm

Farm Details
Farm Name/s:Holsdam farm - 3000 ha
Farming Activities: "We de not farm ourselves at the moment but keep free-range chickens. We rent the pastures out to two farmers for their cattle. In future we are going to farm with small game and cattle"
Farm History: The farm has been in the de Kock family for 4 generations. It was one of the oldest peach farms, but heavy drought and black frost 2 years coming wiped it out. Diamonds has been mined on the farm in the 1950’s. There is also a historical site where English soldiers were buried during the Anglo Boer War

A bit about your hosts:
Kenne & Joy are your hosts. Kenne is the fourth generation living on the farm. His farther is 87 and still active in the transport business. "We enjoy peaceful and tranquil life in the Northern Cape. We organize a Xmas market and mountain bike race annually in the beginning of November which is very well attended" DStv and Wi-Fi internet are provided in all rooms (small) and the rustic Olyfhuis Guest House (large)
DStv and Wi-Fi internet are provided in all rooms (small) and the rustic Olyfhuis Guest House (large)
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How to get there:
Ditections and GPS co-ordinates supplied when reservations are made

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Each room was individually decorated by an interior designer (small and large)
Each room was individually decorated by an interior designer (small and large)
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   One of the bathrooms (small) and another bedroom (large)
One of the bathrooms (small) and another bedroom (large)
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