News and Reviews at the Wild Olive

New Immigration Requirements

Dear Traveller,

This is to alert you that effective 01 JUNE 2015, the attached immigration requirements of the Republic of South Africa, when travelling with Children, will apply.

You can consult the full document by following the link below. However, to summarise the most common situations, please note that:

  • Two parents travelling with children will need to show the child's Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBC).
  • One married parent travelling with a child will need to show the UBC and either:
  • a Parental Consent Affidavit (PAC) from the parent not travelling,
  • or a letter of special circumstances,
  • or a copy of Court order in terms of section 18(5) of the Children's Act, 2005, authorising a minor to enter or depart from the Republic in the absence of parental consent of either parent.

Widowed parent travelling with a child will need to show the UBC and a death certificate of deceased parent. Children travelling with family friends will need a UBC, PCA, copies of parents passports, and contact details of parents.

Airlines will be forced to refuse travel to families not in possession of these documents and this regulation will apply at any entry point to South Africa.

Link to the full document from Home Affairs: Click here

Guest Reviews

Very pleasant comfortable stay - On a visit from Scotland we had a very pleasant and comfortable two-week stay at Wild Olive. The Garden Cottage was excellent with spacious bathroom, a bed so large that it required a cell phone to speak my wife and a sitting room with two comfortable arm chairs and sofa. Breakfast could not be faulted and the staff were unfailingly obliging, friendly and polite. Be assured there is no intrusive traffic noise even though it is fairly near a busy crossroads. With the exchange rate for us it cost no more than a cottage in the Highlands. Fantastic value. Although in the suburbs it is very centrally located if you do not want to be in the centre of Cape Town.

Another excellent stay When staying in Cape Town on business, Wild Olive is my first choice when it comes to accommodation. Come to think of it, when I'm in Cape Town on holiday, it also features prominently! It's location in relation to where I work is ideal and it has easy access to a useful road infrastructure to help me get around the peninsula. Then, of course, there are the wide variety of restaurants in the area as well as a number of top quality shopping centres. Finally, it's the guest house itself and the wonderful people who take care of my needs that make it so appealing. Rooms are large and very comfortable, food is excellent and the atmosphere that pervades the guest house is warm and welcoming. Perfect for my needs.
Durban South Africa

Excellent Guest House Wild Olive is a home away from home. The rooms are well appointed, very comfortable and electric blankets in winter is an absolute bonus. The breakfasts are cooked with care, which I really appreciated. Friendly and professional staff, honesty bar and you really feel as if you're in your own home. You can also order dinner if you give notice, which would be to your specification., The location is perfect if you want to be in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. Highly recommended.
Johannesburg South Africa

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Wild Olive and appreciate the hospitality shown by all the staff.
Chicago USA

Shoooo! I don't have words to describe my experience at your guest house. The breakfast was mouth watering, the room beautiful and spacious. Your staff Yoyoyo, it's as if we know each other from Windhoek Namibia they made us feel so welcome and comfortable. The Wild Olive is definitely my home when I am in Cape Town.

Dit was by verre die beste gastehuis wat ons nog ingebly het. Diens is briljent.
South Africa