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Olivewoods Game Farm

Olivewoods Game Farm

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Olivewoods Game Farm is situated on the “ Sunshine Coast “ of South Africa in the district of Seven Fountains and Salem about 100 km’s inland from the harbour city of Port Elizabeth on the tarred N2 Highway to the historically famous town of Grahamstown known as the “ City of Saints “

Olivewoods Game Farm is a privately owned and managed family game farm consisting of typical indigenous South African bushveld boasting numerous varieties of African game which roam freely over wide landscapes of mountains, valleys, woods and luscious green plains.

 

It is an excellent ecosystem for bushbuck, blue duiker and Cape grey buck, being some of the smallest protected South African species of antelope found living exclusively in this area. There is also a large diversity of African bird life found here for the discerning bird watcher.

 

The main lodge is located in the centre of the farm, built on a solid rock mountain giving panoramic views overlooking the valley floor and horseshoe river with its numerous weirs stocked with fresh water fish. With a beverage in one hand from the terraces or splash pool, guests may observe game through the day within the comfort of traditional African environs from this magnificent vantage point. Lodge and accommodation furnishings are elegant with an African theme and include a half size professional snooker/pool table. A living, reading, dining and kitchen, all in open plan décor make for ease and comfort.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a private en-suite room with shower in a self-contained chalet adjacent to the main lodge, hosting a bar fridge with condiments of individuals choice, DSTV, a coffee and tea brewing facility and a small garden table with two chairs placed outside each chalet extending privacy and offering beautiful sunsets. All chalets are fitted with locking safes to house personal belongings during their stay. The 350 square metre lodge and its outer dwellings are surrounded by a non-lethal electric fence offering optimum security to our guests at all times.

 

There is an abundance of walking trails to enjoy nature up close and to observe game during sunrise, and sunset combined with a dirt road infrastructure accessible to the entire farm for game drives, hiking and mountain bike trails.

 

Exclusive Wildlife

Olivewoods Game Farm boasts a generous variety of African game which roams freely over non-fenced landscapes of mountains, valleys, woods and luscious green plains. It is an excellent ecosystem for antelope such as bush buck, blue duiker and cape grey buck, some of the smallest protected South African species of antelope which can only be found within this area. Other species on the farm are Kudu, Nyala, Zebra, Reedbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Impala, Eland, Blesbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Waterbuck, Rooihartebees, Bushpig, Warthog, Baboon and Vervet Monkey. The occasional Rooikat [Lynx] and Jackal is also to be found.

 

There is also a large diversity of South African bird life to be found here for the discerning bird watcher. Marabou, Hammerkop, Blue Crane being the South African national bird, Guinea Fowl, Red Necked Francolin, Secretary Bird, Black Eagle, Martial Eagle, Crowned Eagle, African Fish Eagle, Knysna Loerie, Grey Loerie, Malachite Kingfisher, Brown Hooded Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Giant Kingfisher, Olive Woodpecker, Crowned Hornbill, Malachite Sunbird, Collared Sunbird and Hoopoe. There are plenty of walking and mountain biking trails to enjoy nature up close and to observe game throughout the day.

Relaxed and Personal Atmosphere
We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to provide a relaxed and personal atmosphere for our clients. The main lodge is located in the centre of the farm built on a solid rock mountain giving panoramic views overlooking the valley floor and horseshoe river with its numerous weirs stocked with fresh water fish.

“Panoramic views overlooking the valley floor and horseshoe river”
The entertainment area with its open plan lounge and bar has a cosy fireplace and on warm evenings drinks and dinner can be served outdoors on the terraces overlooking the horseshoe river below. Guests may observe game throughout the day within the comfort of traditional African environs from this magnificent vantage point.