Prince Albert | Founded four generations ago by the Bothma family, and managed today by Cobus Bothma, Swartrivier Farm is a true landmark of the Prince Albert community. Beginning just beyond the town’s doorstep, our farm stretches out over 668 hectares of beautiful Karoo countryside at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains.
Our 17-hectare olive orchards are home to more than 3,000 mature trees – Mission and Manzanilla in roughly equal measure, complemented by Leccino and other oil cultivars. We have a proud tradition of growing delicious olives and producing our own extra virgin olive oil, along with a range of other delicious wares, all available under the O for Olive brand.
The exceptional taste and quality of O for Olive products is the result of two perfect combinations. The first is a blend of good old-fashioned experience, expertise and timing. The second is all down to nature: a rare combination of ideal weather conditions and sandy, well-drained soils, together with drip-fed, mineral-rich irrigation from nearby springs. And, of course, beautiful olive trees of optimum fruit-bearing age. We harvest between 50 and 80 tons of olives a year. These are hand-picked and processed on site, along with our extra virgin olive oil, which is cold pressed and bottled on the property.