Buffelshoek Farm

Van Wyksdorp is a town in Kannaland Local Municipality in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Village on the Groot River, some 55 km south-east of Ladismith and 66 km north-east of Riversdale. It was founded as a parish of the Dutch Reformed Church on the farm Buffelsfontein in 1904 and named after the Van Wyk family.

Blue Sky Organics is a certified organic olive farm with its own factory and olive press.  This is the first organic olive farm in South Africa and the owner, Liz Eglington, was awarded ‘Women Farmer of the Year’ in 2005/2006.

During March to August visitors can watch olive harvesting and olive oil pressing.  Year round tours and informative discussions can be arranged for the following:

  • Processing olives, as well as olive and olive oil tasting;
  • Products can be bought direct from the factory;
  • They have olive trees for sale and herbs from the nursery;
  • Kloof walks can be arranged;
  • Labyrinth walks; and
  • A general farm tour and detailed explanations on organic farming, compost making, livestock integration into organic systems, organic vegetable growing, herbs, nursery and worm farming.

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