Galenia Estate was originally one of the first farms to be settled in the area, long before the Cogman’s Pass was blasted out in 1877. Originally called Boontjiesrivier (Little Bean River) it has had a number of ‘incarnations’ during its long history.
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.
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.
Each suite has a spacious double or twin bedded room, complete with all modern day facilities such as wifi, dstv, security safe, refrigerator, tea and coffee maker, as well as an open log fire and comfortable lounge seating. It also has a well-furnished, spacious, covered stoep (verandah) overlooking indigenous planted gardens. The bathroom has a free standing bath, an outside shower, separately enclosed WC and for the colder months underfloor heating.