Situated approximately 120 km from Cape Town, in the heart of the whale route, the seaside town of Hermanus Walker Bay offers some of the best land based whale watching in the world.
Olive Tree Country House is a four bedroomed self catering house located in Hermanus. This self-catering accommodation sleeps eight guests and offers wide open spaces and spectacular mountain views that equates to peaceful getaways for families and friends.
Olive Tree Country House is nestled at the entrance to the Hemel an Aarde Valley wine route, on the old “Glenfruin” Farm, +/- five minutes from the centre of Hermanus. The surroundings lend itself to those wanting a quiet and relaxing break.
The self-catering house, has four well-appointed double bedrooms, which sleep a total of eight guests. The mountain room has an en-suite bathroom and the other three bedrooms share a second bathroom, both have a bath and shower.
Mountain Room The largest of the four bedrooms, this room has mountain views and French doors that open onto the pool patio. The room has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom.
Pheasant Room The Pheasant room has a queen size bed and French doors that open onto the garden.
Nautical Room The Nautical room has two single brass beds, that can also be converted into a king size bed.
Olive Room Named after the wild olive tree growing outside its window, this room has two single beds that can also be converted into a king size bed.
15 December – 15 January (Min stay of 10 nights)
R 3 500 per night
16 January – 30 April and 1 September – 14 December
R 2 350 per night
2 May – 31 August
R 2 050 per night
* The above rates are per night for the use of the whole house.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a post cleaning and laundry fee of R 480 per booking. This can be paid on departure.
The four bedroom house can accommodate a maximum of 8 (eight) guests.
A minimum stay of 2 (two) nights are required over weekends.
For longer stays an additional cleaning service to the house can be arranged on request @ R 220 per day.
The accommodation sleeps 8 (eight) people and this number may not be exceeded.
Children of all ages are welcome.
Check in time is 2pm and check-out time is 11am. Arrangements can be made for earlier arrivals and later departures on request.
The rates are subject to change at any time by the owner’s discretion
With regret, no pets are allowed.
The deposit (50%) is due immediately to secure the booking, and the balance (50%) is payable 30 days before arrival.
There is a breakage deposit equal to one day’s rental. This will be refunded should there be no breakages or losses. Please inform us on departure of any breakages, but an inventory will be done after your departure.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF THE NEIGHBOURS. If any disturbance of the peace is reported your entire deposit will be forfeited.
Please ensure the peaceful and tranquil environment of Glenfruin by keeping noise to a minimum. All music must be turn off by 10pm.
Please note that there is STRICTLY NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSES. A R1000 PENALTY WILL BE LEVIED Please feel free to smoke outside, or under the covered patio area.
More than 30 days before arrival, the full deposit will be refunded.
Between 15 and 30 prior to arrival, the full deposit will be forfeited.
1 to 14 days before arrival, no refund (Full payment forfeited)
Located at 14 Olive Tree Lane, Glenfruin, Hermanus, 7200
GPS Coordinates: 34°24’31.5? S 19°11’53.4? E
Directions: From Cape Town, take the N2 highway towards Cape Town Airport, past the airport, drive through Somerset West and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Stay on the N2 until you see the signpost for Hermanus. Turn off and follow the R43.
Shortly after Onrus, but before you enter the town of Hermanus, turn left at the traffic lights onto the R320 (Hemel-en-Aarde Road). 100 meters down the road turn left again and then your first right. At the end of this short road you will find a set of gates leading into Glen Fruin Estate. Push number 14 on the intercom buzzer.
At the gate, turn left and then the next right down a steep hill. At the bottom of the hill turn left (into Olive Tree Lane) and the house is number 14, immediately on your right.
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Quick Facts: Star Rating: Ungraded
Accommodation Type: Country House
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans
Distance from CPT International: 120km / 60min
Location: Hermanus, Walker Bay, Western Cape
Number of Rooms: 4 Bedroom Self Catering Country House
Book here if you like: * Whale Watching
* Explore Hermanus and its activities, restaurants and markets
* Wine Tasting
* Beaches in Walker Bay and Onrus
* Hiking the Fernkloof Nature Reserve
* Mountan Biking the Hemel en Aarde Valley
On site Facilities: * Free WiFi
* Full DSTV (satellite TV) * DVD player
* Weber braai
* Pool net (on request)
* Double garage parking
* Dishwasher * Washing machine * Tumble dryer