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The Olivewood lifestyle

By pairing luxurious, environmentally conscious property designs with sumptuous lifestyle opportunities in a remarkable setting, Olivewood Private Estate, and Golf Club is on course to becoming one of the top secure living estates in South Africa.

Created to celebrate the unspoiled beauty of Chintsa Valley, the estate entices you explore its numerous pathways and to discover lush forests, pristine coastlines, and meandering riverbanks along the way.



The clubhouse invites you to relax on its wide open verandas whilst enjoying the classic hospitality and the exceptional views of Olivewood’s fairways and greens. As a resident, you will have full access to clubhouse facilities which include a sunset deck, a wine bar, and a restaurant.

Exploring the estate

A series of pathways etch their way across the estate mapping the way to beaches, riverfronts, and forests. Designed to appeal to the adventurous at heart, Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club tempts you to run, cycle and explore its peaceful landscapes.

Golf shop

Stocked with the latest high-end golfing apparel, Olivewood’s Pro Shop will have something to suit even the most discerning of buyers. The broad product range includes brands such as Srixon, Titleist, Peter Millar, Cutter & Buck, J.Lindeberg, Ahead, and Pringle.

Location and destination

Although it offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club is only 40 km northeast of East London and just a few minutes from Chintsa village where you can enjoy a delicious meal or peruse the local shops.

The coastline is characterised by long sandy beaches that are ideal for sunset strolls, horse riding and fishing. The region also boasts lush natural forests, a lagoon and a river which is a great place for canoe rides at high tide.

With its unspoilt landscapes, Chintsa has always been a favourite destination for lovers of nature and the outdoors. As such, Olivewood provides the perfect sanctuary for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

History of Olivewood

Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club originates from a chance encounter between a businessman and a visionary in 2012. Both shared a similar vision – to create a residential estate and golf club that would celebrate the beauty of Chintsa Valley and give people the opportunity to live and play in nature.

The land occupies the site of Chintsa’s historic Schafli farm, which dates back to the 1880s and provides the perfect backdrop for the old-fashioned sense of community that Olivewood aims to foster. When construction began in 2012, care was taken to preserve certain aspects of the land’s heritage, including the 1920s farm house which was renovated into a colonial-style clubhouse and renamed the Governor’s House.

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