- Guests think Die Olyfhuis is in an excellent location
- Holsdam Farm, Barkly West, 8375, Northern Cape
At the Olyfhuis you have the opportunity to experience how restful and rejuvenating farm-life can be. You can take long walks and explore the tranquil surroundings. Birdwatchers will find a bit of paradise with 48 different bird species and two dams where they can be spotted. For those who wish to be a bit more active,we have an established trail and a mountain bike route.
Barkley West used to be a small mining town on the banks of the Vaal River. It is a site of many South African historical treasures, including:
The first Anglican Church, built in 1871
The first bridge built over the Vaal river, with it's toll-house,the bridge built with steel girders imported from London.
The first alluvial diamond diggings which is not a national monument
The mining museum with stones,artifacts,fossils and geological specimens