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Paarl Olives & Olive Oil
The Olive Industry in South Africa is comparatively young when compared with Mediterranean countries where olives have been cultivated for many centuries.
De Hoop Farm, uniquely situated adjacent to the main road, has played a pioneering role in the development of the olive industry. The farm’s ancient avenue of olive trees dates back to the earliest plantings on the farm and in 1907 De Hoop’s olive oil was voted the “best olive oil in the empire” at a London show.
The budding olive oil industry developed under the guidance of Italian immigrant, Fernando Costa, who imported and propagated a number of different cultivars. Since then the industry has grown rapidly and we have over 300 olive growers and producers in the country.
Join an Olive tasting tour and savour the quality of our Extra Virgin Olive Oils and other olive products.