Welcome to Olijvenkraal Olive & Wine Estate
SAVOUR THE VIEWS & SOAK UP THE AMBIENCE
Olijvenkraal Olive & Wine Estate offers a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive wedding and events venue, nestled in the heart of the world-renowned Cape Winelands near Simondium, Paarl. Ideal for dream weddings and elegant functions, our versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces offer exquisite views of the Simonsberg Mountains.
EXCHANGE SACRED VOWS IN A TIMELESS VALLEY
Amidst pristine vineyards and lush olive groves in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley is our distinctive boutique wedding and conference venue – a luxurious space boasting an abundance of natural light. Our modern blend of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces are suitable for a diverse range of events.
A DREAM WEDDING & EVENT DESTINATION ALL YEAR ROUND
Now an easy 50-minute drive from Cape Town, Olijvenkraal is accessible from the R45 and N1 between Paarl and Franschhoek. We have a dedicated in-house team to assist in the planning and execution of your celebration, uniquely tailored to your specific needs.
A DELIGHTFUL DINING EXPERIENCE AT OLIJVENKRAAL
Delectable cuisine, breathtaking views and excellent service makes for an unforgettable experience at Olijvenkraal. Our in-house caterer has curated a diverse & extensive range of menu options to provide a culinary experience your guests are sure to remember.
A BOUTIQUE OFFERING OF OLIVES & WINE
Olijvenkraal is also an olive & wine producing farm. Since its establishment, it has grown to produce limited batches of red wine – namely Malbec, Shiraz and Touriga Naçional – alongside harvesting 150 tons of olives, which are then cold-pressed to extract olive oil.
A Truly Authentic Cape Winelands Experience
This valley is where many French Huguenots settled in the late 1600s. Surrounded by the majestic amphitheatre of the Simonsberg mountains, their farms were described by Peter Kolbe, the German surveyor and astronomer who lived at the Cape from 1704 until 1713, as ‘very beautiful to the eye, and yielding corn and wine in great plenty’.
Two farm dams ensure an abundance of birdlife with our newly-introduced swans evoking feelings of tranquillity as they glide gracefully across the water. And, as you stroll across the rolling lawns or meander between the vines and olive trees, you may even be lucky enough to spot one of our resident springbok.
180-degree exterior glass panels allow for sweeping views of the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley and the Simonsberg mountains.