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TThe main focus of the property is the ‘Estate House’ which in fact was a renovation of one of the original barns on the estate. Its contemporary Cape Dutch design incorporates many of the features of a typical ‘lang skuur’ with a ceiling of whole tree trunks, gables with windows and a deep ‘stoep’ overlooking the estate.
Set out as a spacious and comfortable sitting room with accompanying glass - enclosed dining stoep the main house is the hospitality centre of the estate where guests can ‘feel at home’ whilst being cared for by our willing, friendly and well trained ‘host family’.
On arrival our visitors are inevitably surprised to discover that we are truly ‘nestled’ up close to the Langeberg Mountains that rise up behind the property and because of our elevated location we also enjoy the ‘far flung vistas’ of the Klein Karoo.
The Galenia estate is 1300 acres (550 hectares) of unique and indigenous Western Cape ‘fynbos’ and ‘renosterbos’ with small areas of agriculture, gardens and grazing watered from the kloofs of the Langebergs, the Boontjiesrivier, which runs through the estate, and our five large dams.
We have a number of nature trails established on the estate and encourage our guests to walk, trek, jog, stroll or cycle them to enjoy the remarkable views and the wide variety of indigenous plants and flowers growing there.
The dams are a magnet for birds and wildfowl and we also have a number of wild (but habituated) ostriches on the property as well as a number of wild animal species.
There are just ten guest suites on the estate, arranged in five thatch roofed cottages. They are all of a similar design and standard, enjoying spectacular views over the olive grove or the lake in the foreground and to the far flung horizons of the Klein Karoo.
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