Owl’s Rest Olive and Lavender farm is located a short way off Route 62 between Robertson and Ashton. Nestled in the foothills of the Langeberg mountains the farm is quite unique in its offerings. One can take a short tour to learn a little about olive farming as well as how Lavender, Rosemary and Rose Geranium are steam distilled to extract pure essential oils and hydrosol products. One can also simply relax in the tranquil garden among the olive trees and enjoy the freshly ground coffee, teas and cordials which are on offer. Finally, there are plenty of wonderful products to taste and experience at the Shoppe.
The farm is open Tues-Sat from 10 am ’till 4 pm.
Short farm tours (+- 45 min) are offered at 11am where one can learn a little about olives as well as to how essential oils are distilled from lavender and other herbs. The tour includes the opportunity to taste the olive oil, olives and other tasty food products produced at the farm. Tour costs are R75 pp with a minimum of four people being required. While it is best to book tours in advance, we do conduct tours for walk-in customers if circumstances permit. Groups of 8 or more should definitely book in advance and discounts are offered to large tour groups.
Owl’s Rest has a quaint coffee garden surrounded by olive trees where one can relax in beautiful country surroundings and enjoy freshly ground coffee, a selection of teas or one of Owl’s famous cordial drinks. To snack on, one can choose a home baked muffin, cheese and olive platter or a quiche served with salad.
The Owl’s Shoppe is small in size but there is a wide range of food products, personal care products, gifts and more to choose from. In developing our products, we strive to only make use of natural ingredients and we are happy to say that many of our products are 100% natural. We nevertheless believe that quality and performance should not be compromised and in some cases find it necessary to make use of ingredients which are not completely natural.
Our products are not tested on animals – we only test on humans 🙂