Situated on the first floor of Chartwell Centre, overlooking the bustling Umhlanga Village, this store runs as the flagship of the Olive and Oil brand. It opened its doors in 2005 and has been consistently providing a busy yet intimate atmosphere to its patrons.
The coastal views and the lively atmosphere combined with the store’s efficient operation ensure a valuable experience to any diner. For those who appreciate special wines, Umhlanga’s private cellar selection offers something a little extra to peak your curiosity.
The origins of Olive Oil
Native to the Mediterranean region and Asia Minor, the ancient Greeks and Romans both told tales of olives and olive trees and their creation by the gods. In Greek Mythology, the story of the fabled rivalry between Poseidon and Athena came to head when Greek gods decided to build a great city in Greece.
They promised the city to which ever of them could provide mankind with the finest and most useful gift. With a blow of his trident Poseidon made a superb horse spring from the rock. Then Athena gave a mighty stab with her spear and a gigantic olive tree appeared, covered with blossoms and fruit! The gods did not hesitate, Athens was named after her, the grey-eyed goddess became its protectors and the olive tree the national tree of Greece.
Throughout the centuries, whether begged or bought, whether desired for this life or the next - the olive branch iIs a symbol of victory, wisdom and peace that needs no words to convey its message. Olive Oil, being one of civilised man's first great accomplishments symbolised life, friendship and achievement and rightfully became known as the Mediterranean's "Liquid Gold".
Travelling on the Leo Boyd Highway (M4), take the Umhlanga Rocks / Umhlanga Country Club turn-off. On your left is the Umhlanga Country Club then continue on Lighthouse Road. At the second intersection turn right onto Chartwell Drive. Chartwell Shopping Centre is situated on your right.
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Chartwell Centre, Shop 19
15 Chartwell Drive
Monday - Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00
Monday - Thursday: 18:00 - 22:00
Friday: 18:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday: 18:00 - 21:30