Galenia has been one of the most outstanding destinations we visited. Situated right in the middle of the serest, you are sure to miss it at the blink of your eye.
Spread over around 400 acres of land, the Estate welcomes you with winding roads which make you doubt if there’s a real habitable place or have you been fooled by Google or is it time to take a U-turn.
Just be patient, keep driving..and driving….and there you are…!! Mountains and land and olive plantations and the hotel itself.
The entrance lobby is magnificent.
The staff is extremely hospitable and courteous.
The rooms are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with an inbuilt fireplace, windows that open into the landscape and provision for an open bath (For the more adventurous ones) and an inner bath as well.
Meet Patty who can take you on a guided tour around the whole estate showing you the rarest of rare plants and footprints of animals and greeting Ostriches and hugging Boxer, the lonesome donkey who just adores her. She is also a marathon runner and while you keep panting walking uphill and downhill, Patty, who is well past fifty, does it in a jiffy.
Sign up for free for the olive oil tasting session presided over by a professional from the estate. He will give you a brief overview of the process and how to select a good olive oil.
Buy olive oil pressed in the estate itself.
Treat yourself to a three course fine dining the highlight of which is the olive oil ice- cream. (It does tastes unexpectedly great.)
Cape Town-Moving from the small towns to finally Cape Town was a reminder to getting back to life back home. Busy streets, buzzing traffic, building all around, it a very fast paced city.
Where to stay?- Happy Rhino Hotel.
It provides you with comfortable one BHK flat with all basic essentials.
You can cook your own food and enjoy and experience life in a city.
Very close to all important points in Cape Town.
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