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Olives from the Klein Karoo

The Nicholenas Estates were established in 2000 with the first farm, Pallas Athena being acquired and the development started almost immediately with the infrastructure that had to be created. For Andrew(sr) and Marie, there was not much time to enjoy the absolute tranquility of the Eden district with its beautiful scenery, breathtaking starlit nights and peaceful atmosphere. Situated on the R323 on route to Riversdale from Ladismith with the Groot River flowing through it, Athena quickly proved to be an eye-catching farm in the district. Today, Pallas Athena is well established and the base from which our products are distributed.

A neighbouring farm, now Apollo’s Grove, was added to the Nicholenas Estates profile in 2006. The same route of development was followed here. Both farms now have approximately 5000 olive trees growing beautifully in the Little Karoo.

The estates are surrounded by the Swartberg, the Rooiberg and the Langeberg Mountains that produces a climate ideal for the olive trees.

The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil in the World

Pallas Athena Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded a Silver medal by the International Best Olive Oils of the World 2013 competition.

New York Olive Oil Competition Silver Award Winner Click here to read more about it.

Olives from the Klein Karoo

General distribution

Distributor - Gauteng, South Africa:

Mobile: +27 (0)79 851 3100