Portion 36 Olive Orchard     Devonvale     Stellenbosch

Birgitta and Arend Hofmeyr do most of the work on the farm themselves. During harvest they are assisted by a local picking team - all olives are picked by hand. Visitors are welcome to Portion 36 by appointment - click the Contact page for details.


Open your heart to Olives!

Portion 36 Olive Orchard is a small boutique olive farm located in Devonvale, 7 km outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, South Africa. Portion 36 Olive Orchard is owned and run by Arend and Birgitta Hofmeyr.

There are nearly 2000 olive trees in our orchard. We planted the trees ourselves in 2007. We farm organically and feed the trees natural composts. Good soil and happy and healthy trees produce good quality olives. At Portion 36 we use both modern technology and old fashioned common sense – a combination that results in wonderful olives and a grateful environment. We love fresh and natural olive products, we pick our olives by hand and all products are made by us on the farm.

We make mono varietal Extra Virgin olive oils from five different cultivars. Visit our Olive Oils page for more information. We have our own press and besides pressing our own olives we press for othe small producers. You are welcome to visit our farm and do an olive oil tasting (by appointment).

We also make natural Kalamata table olives in a salt brine. See our Table Olives page for more information. We have a Kalamata Club for home curers and the club has published a Kalamata Guide.

Olive Harvest 2018

Harvest 2018 is expected to begin in mid March until end of May. First the oil olive cultivars are picked and the oil extracted. This is the exciting time of the "Nouvelle" or Cloudy Olive Oil. The Kalamata picking starts later, normally in early April. The Mission olives that we also sell fresh are picked end April and in May. It is possible to order fresh Kalamata and Mission olives by sending an email to info@portion36.co.za. We also courier fresh olives. See our pricelist here. There are plenty of olives and we are hoping for some rain to assist them growing and ripening. This year our selfpicking will be opening again daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. starting 3 April.

Portion 36 Newsletter:
Do you want to read about Life on Portion 36, farming in the orchard, making olive oil, pickling olives and sharing knowledge? Or wanting some ideas on how to cook with olive oil and olives? Or just enjoying some beautiful pictures from a piece of paradise? Click here to read our latest newsletter.