Andante Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Andante Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is made from olives grown on the Wêreldsgeluk Olive Estate, owned by Willie and Lisa Duminy’s family trust. The farm is situated near Porterville, about 130 km North-East of Cape Town, in the scenic Western foothills of the Winterhoek mountains.
Cultivation, harvest timing, and milling are directed at producing the finest premium quality EVOO, with a focus on complex, harmonious flavors, and maximizing bisphenols and mono-unsaturated fats for their extraordinary culinary and health benefits.
Farming practices are ethical, sustainable, and natural where possible. Mulches and composts are used in conjunction with selected fertilizers to promote soil life and health. Pest control is by integrated pest management (IPM). Potential pest populations are monitored, and controlled by wasps, spiders, and other natural predators, rather than indiscriminate poisons. Pesticides are avoided and have not been used since 2006. Drip irrigation is used for responsible and precise water management.
A modern two-phase MORI-TEM “Cultivar” mill, renowned for top quality oil production, is used. All EVOO is cold-extracted. No artificial additives are used, and opportunities for unwanted oxidation avoided. Immediate filtration achieves a balance between optimal purification, and maximum flavor and bisphenol preservation.
The first trees were planted in March 2006, and there are now 36 hectares under cultivation in an intensive system, with about 35 000 trees of 8 cultivars.
Berghoff has four self-catering chalets: Erica, Disa, and Barbi on Berghoff itself and Klipspringer on the adjacent farm, Osdam. The chalets are situated on our commercial protea farms in the picturesque Olifantsrivier mountains above the town of Porterville. We welcome nature lovers and ask that all visitors please treat the area with respect. The chalets have situated some distance from one another, and guests are requested to keep music and noise to a minimum as most people visit our chalets to relax. We encourage mountain biking along the farm roads and hiking in the veld. The dam on Berghoff is perfectly suited for swimming and boating – a rowing boat and two canoes are available on the dam for use by our guests. Because of the altitude, we are substantially cooler than below the mountain, and even summer nights can sometimes be chilly. We have high rainfall in the winter months, and occasional snow – perfect for a fireplace, red wine, and a good book – although sunny winter’s days are abundant. In summer the sun can be harsh due to the altitude and sunblock is highly recommended.
Tygerkloof Distillery, the home of GINSMITH GINS is just over 2 hours from Cape Town.
Gin Tastings and Tapas are an easy to reach destination and can form part of an interesting and adventurous day out.
Our beautiful fynbos farm, which is home to the Tygerkloof Distillery, is high in the mountains bordering on the Grootwinterhoek Wilderness Area. This area is accessed just north of Porterville via the Dasklip Pass (famous for paragliding), with breath taking views extending from Table Mountain to the West Coast village of St Helena Bay.
The last kilometre of road up to the distillery is a track which can be driven with an ordinary sedan, slowly and carefully. A SUV or equivalent is recommended.
Tygerkloof Distillery, Groot Winterhoek Conservacy, Porterville, 6810
Houdconstant Farm is home to garagiste Fan Olivier. A wide variety of produce is harvested on the farm including grapes, pomegranates, and citrus ad vegetables. The farm is also a processing plant for the power of fruits, pomegranates, and dragon fruit. The fruit is sourced from the area and the pips and juice exported to the ISA and UK. Fan’s latest addition to his crops is lemongrass- an increasingly popular ingredient of modern dietary preferences. Figs and other seasonal vegetables from the surrounding farms are packaged on the farm. The farm also specializes in producing barrels of fermented wine. During harvesting season (February) visitors can see how barrel-fermented wine is produced according to the old ways with a vintage winepress.
Kaap Agri had its origins when a few farmers in the Swartland decided to jointly buy guano (bird manure) to use as fertilizer. This led to formally establishing De Westelike Graanboeren Koörporatiewe Vereniging in 1912. Over the years the company expanded with a branch and silo network in the Swartland and the Boland. From 1930 to 1950 various other cooperatives were established in neighboring towns and areas. They all basically delivered the same functions as Wesgraan. In 1981 the first large amalgamation took place when Western Province Fruitgrowers and Wesgraan joined forces to form WP (Koörperatief) Beperk. Since then further amalgamations have taken place with Drakenstein Vrugtekwekers and Wynland Koöperasie.
In 1995 WP (Koörporatief) was converted to a public company, WPK Landbou Beperk. This was the first of the former cooperatives that converted from a cooperative to a company. In the meantime, Porterville Landboukoöperasie and Noord-Boland Koörporasie amalgamated to form Boland Agri. The current Kaap Agri had its origins when WPK and Boland Agri amalgamated in 2005.
Today the Kaap Agri area of operation includes the Swartland, Boland, Wynland, Overberg, Langkloof, Namaqualand, Orange River, Sundays River Valley, Namibia, and the areas in between, as well as Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Gauteng. Therefore Kaap Agri’s area of operation in Southern Africa.
Norma’s Pet Parlour
Norma worked at a very busy grooming parlour in Cape Town, She is available Monday – Friday from 08H00 – 18H00 by appointment only. All animals are welcome. At Norma’s Pet Parlour you can expect your animal to be groomed, wash and dry, cut nails, and many more. Norma has experience working with all animals.
Porterville Apteek is a home-style pharmacy situated at the foot of the Olifants River Mountains in the historic town of Porterville in the Western Cape. The pharmacy was opened in 1981 and is now owned by qualified pharmacist, Zelda Herbst.
Porterville Apteek has built a reputation for providing top quality, affordable treatment options and sound medical advice. The pharmacy provides a one stop solution for patients and consultations are available with a pharmacist or nursing sister, as well as the medication that you require.
In addition to providing expert medical advice and affordable medications, Porterville Apteek also stocks a wide variety of cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins, magazines and foot care products.
Porterville Golf course
Beautiful 9 hole course in Porterville. Very scenic with the mountains as a backdrop. Fully licensed clubhouse with great hospitality. Definitely worth a visit for all golfers and guests.
Porterville Trading post
Porterville Trading post is about saving you money, no matter what it’s on. Our friendly staff are always there to help
Your one stop shop for toys, detergents, gifts, clothes and so much more. We go the extra mile to bring a smile to your face and to your pocket.
The Red Tricycle
If you are looking for a gift for father’s day, a kitchen-tea, birthdays, Valentine, to spoil someone, or even yourself, pop in at Red Tricycle and browse our beautifully handmade products. We sell a variety of Arts & Crafts items.
• Various decoupage items, including furniture, picture frames, cement door stoppers, wooden crates, wooden hearts, coasters, tea trays and many more.
• Knitted blankets, warm bed socks and pocket scarves.
• Crochet toys, shawls, jackets, covered hangers, etc.
• Macramé for plants in cotton and t-shirt fabric.
• Lots of plants, some in cements planters, as well as decorative garden stones.
• Bird feeders.
• Greeting cards.
We also facilitate floor space for various arts and crafts workshops, hosting up to 10 people.
Your plastic card is welcome here!
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