Goedgedacht farm was one of the first farms allocated to the Dutch colonists in 1704 and was one of 4 farms in the Swartland region of the Western Cape that brought vines to this area.
Goedgedacht Trading (Pty) Ltd runs its operations from 2 farms in the Riebeeksrivier Valley. We have about 40 hectares of olives planted, the balance of the land is leased to local farmers for wheat production, and the Trust has invested heavily in organic vegetable gardens and permaculture training in the face of predicted global warming that will turn this western part of South Africa into an area that becomes hotter and drier in the future.
Path onto Prosperity
Our vision seeks to transform rural communities, by offering the most recent generation of children the opportunity to become healthy, self- confident, educated young people able to take up leadership roles in their own communities.
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Perfect for olives
The Riebeeksrivier Valley prides itself in the quality of its soil as well as the amount of rain it receives.
The high schist and quartz soils provide the perfect environment for award winning olive oil.
We are fortunate enough to be able to use Cape mountain spring water in the processing of our table olives. This water bubbles from a spring on Goedgedacht and is a unique feature of this farm.
The story of Goedgedacht
Watch this short video about the farm: the inception, motivation and our vision for the future.