At only R1350 per couple per
night, you’ll be spoiled with:
accommodation in the heart of the Franschhoek valley
a glass of wine, home-made
soup and bread by the fire
· Plus an hour-long Hot
Stone Massage for each of you. This is a specialty massage
where the therapist uses smooth, heated stones. The heat can
be both deeply relaxing and soothing for tight muscles.
Don’t miss this ideal
breakaway to warm yourself up this winter!
luxury self-catering Barn Suites opening in April
Situated on the banks of the
estate’s picturesque dam, the spacious suites offers
magnificent views over the groves and the surrounding
mountains. The suites will be completed by mid-April and
will extend the accommodation offering on the Gooding’s
Groves Olive Farm significantly.
Set on a working olive farm in the heart of the Breede River
- an idyllic self-catering getaway!
Gooding’s Groves Boesmans River Olive Farm is situated in
the Breede River Valley between the historical towns of
McGregor, Bonnievale and the popular Robertson winelands. An
olive grove of 3 000 mature olive trees, fynbos and
renosterveld - home to the blue Crane, picturesque river
banks, shady forests and spectacular mountains are there for
you to explore.
Ideal for families and for romantic getaways, this restored
Karoo-Georgian country house offers three large en-suite
bedrooms; spa-cious living areas; an open fire place;
well-equipped kitchen; wide verandas; a plunge pool and
shady picnic areas.
From the wide stoeps enjoy breath-taking views over the
valley, mountains and groves. Hidden in the olive grove
alongside is the Hart-beeshuisie, also recently restored
with its own lounge, kitchen and en-suite bedroom.
River side picnics, hiking trails, mountain climbing and
biking, bird watching, country road drives, wine tasting
routes, olive picking in season, star gazing, champagne air!
World renowned for its
spectacular beauty, superb wines and world class
restaurants, the Franschhoek Valley now boasts a unique tram
service running from the historic Franschhoek Village
stopping at some of South Africa’s oldest and most renowned
The aim is to create a tourist
icon here in Franschhoek on a par with the Table Mountain
Cableway or the Cape Point Funicular and for the tram to
become synonymous with Franschhoek and the wine tasting
Gooding’s Groves is also
involved in the project as Malcolm’s well-known voice can be
heard on the tram and the bus narrating the audio tour for
How exciting is that! And
…what’s more, we are hoping to provide our own special
tourist stop in time to come where those on the Tram can
come and enjoy an olive pairing and tasting experience.
Introducing Cathy Gourlay as the new Gooding’s Groves
All of us at Gooding’s Groves
are happy to welcome our new manager, Cathy Gourlay to
Gooding's Groves. Cathy comes to us with years of experience
in the hospitality industry and joined us on 5 January 2013.
We are lucky to have found her and to bring on board all
her skills and wonderful guest relations. Gooding’s Groves
are enjoying a great and very busy season and it is
wonderful to find someone like Cathy in the middle of the
festive period. Thanks for joining us, Cathy, we all hope
that you will be happy on our beautiful olive farm!
Franschhoek Valley is truly pumping as visitors to our
valley make the best of the warm summer weather. Don't miss
out if you can help it! Good food, good wine, lots of sun to
enjoy and juicy olives to taste. See you here soon!
Gooding's Groves has recently
been awarded a 4 star grading from the Tourism Grading
Council of South Africa. Congratulations to the Gooding's