Our Restaurant

The Fat Olive Restaurant shares its idyllic home with Costa Alta Beach Bar and Stornoway Lodge. Situated on the R512 route from Joburg to Harties, this popular destination is the perfect day out for anyone looking to enjoy a mouth-watering meal while relaxing in the countryside.

the fat olive

country restaurant

the venue

A spectacular view of the dam is enhanced further by the paddle boats and wildlife. Kids can enjoy the large play area. The live music on weekends creates a festive atmosphere and the extensive birdlife keeps you entertained with their song on weekdays.


The food lives up to this spectacular setting with regulars traveling from far and wide to enjoy the likes of delicious venison dishes, yummy chicken curry and our signature braai broodjies.

great for parties

The property provides an ideal setting for any celebration. We welcome all types of celebrations, from anniversaries, kid’s birthdays, adult birthdays and even weddings.

private function venue

the beach house

Looking for a venue that combines the charm of a beach getaway with the sophistication of a private event space? Look no further than the Beach House at Fat Olive! Nestled within the picturesque surroundings of our renowned restaurant, the Beach House offers a one-of-a-kind beach-themed venue that will elevate any function or event to new heights. From dreamy weddings to corporate gatherings and everything in between, let us take you on a journey to a coastal paradise right in the heart of our beautiful venue.


A Beach Escape in the Heart of the City: Step into the Beach House and instantly feel transported to a seaside oasis. Imagine white sandy floors beneath your feet, rustic wooden accents that mimic driftwood, and vibrant touches of blue and aquamarine hues adorning the space. The Beach House effortlessly captures the essence of a tropical beach, creating a unique and refreshing ambiance that sets the stage for unforgettable memories.


kids birthday pary venue

Our Beach House venue is perfect for private kiddies birthday parties, or any other private event.