September 12, 2018

Springtime is with us again. In spring it is difficult to say what kind of weather we will have – sometimes brilliant sunny days, at others cool even cold winds, sometimes rain and on other days just clouds. But whilst the elements might play surprises on us humans it...

July 23, 2018

We are happy to say that our contractors are working well and our new rooms are beginning to look familiar again. All six rooms are now thatched, floors and stoeps are tiled and the painters are splashing away merrily. Very soon we will be taking delivery of the interi...

June 20, 2018

And the roof starts to go on.......

June 18, 2018

There is no better way to explain the progress on the reconstruction of Rooms 1 to 6 than to show pictures of the progress so far. We are very happy with the speed of construction, it even looks as though we might be seeing some thatch in the near future. Of course the...

May 25, 2018

Well things are certainly going in the right direction – upwards. Here are a few pictures to show the progress on the rebuilding of rooms 1 and 2.

May 23, 2018

As we prepare to close for the winter season – fortuitously planned between 16th May and 13th August – we can now start to reinstate rooms 1 to 6 which were destroyed by the bush fire. We are assured by the contractor that the rooms will be ready on time, so we will ha...

March 15, 2018

For two weeks now, we have operating our ‘much reduced’ property, and whilst it seems strange it is nice to have guests staying on the estate again. Thankfully they all seem to be enjoying the Galenia experience, despite our recent traumas. We have even had ‘tears on d...

March 1, 2018

We are now coming to terms with our unfortunate experience and beginning to think that it could have been a lot worse and we could have suffered the similar fate of some of our neighbours who have lost everything. At least we have our main house and four of our ten roo...

February 27, 2018

We are overwhelmed by all the messages of support we have received from both near and far – it is kind of everyone to give us your support and ‘condolences’ – it means a lot to us as we struggle to understand what has happened. Thank you all. Also a big thanks to all o...

February 24, 2018

Words like ‘surreal’ ‘bizarre’ and ‘was it all a dream/nightmare’ spring to mind.

The sun is shining and apart from the fact that we have no electricity and there being a smell of smoke in the air from the main house everything seems very much the same. But on walking o...

February 23, 2018

Disaster strikes – a veldt fire which appears to have started in Montagu town this afternoon has raced along the Langeberg fynbos and renosterbos (which of course at this time of year is tinder dry) and has caused a good deal of fire damage on Galenia Estate.

We are sor...

February 22, 2018

It's that time of year again. As the sun shines and olives fatten up and begin to ripen our thoughts turn to how we are going to get them off the trees and into the press. We look in envy at some of the larger olive groves that have automatic pickers and shakers, even...

January 19, 2018

For those who keep an eye on what is happening in the Western Cape, you will be aware that there is a severe drought throughout most of the province with dire predictions of water running out altogether unless mother nature takes pity on us.

It seems that our efforts to...

December 5, 2017

One of the advantages of staying on a large estate like Galenia is the ability to walk out of your suite and enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings. This can be anything from a gentle stroll through the olive grove, admiring the one thousand olive trees, to an e...

November 16, 2017

Being located so close to the wine farms of the Robertson Wine Valley we are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to sourcing wines for our wine list. Our biggest problem is how to keep it to a manageable number whilst still supporting our neighbours, but still r...

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