Where to pick fruit in South Africa: Ultimate comprehensive guide – 2024

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Updated: 7 January 2024

Looking for the juiciest, freshest and most scrumptious fruit this summer? Then prepare to go fruit picking, it won’t get any better than picking it yourself. Your day will turn into a fun, earthy and delicious adventure. 

South Africa hosts a large variety of fruit picking experiences for you to enjoy. Halaal Travels has rounded up arguably the most comprehensive list of where you can pick your own fruit in South Africa.  

Where to pick fruit in the Western Cape:

1. Klondyke Cherry farm

Situated 30km from the town of Ceres in the Western Cape. Climb up ladders, or pick the cherries hanging on the low branches, the choice is yours, but the end result will be the same, the tastiest, juiciest cherries for you to devour. Click here to read up on what to take with you when you visit Klondyke Cherry Farm.

Where:

When: November/ December (Call before you go to find out about the crop this season)

Price: Please check their website or call to enquire.

R40 per adult; R20 / under 10. (As per their website, which was last updated in November 2023) 

Website: https://www.cherryfarm.co.za

Contact info: 087 550 0232

Email: info@klondyke.co.za

2. Mooiberge Farm Stall

Located just outside Cape Town in Stellenbosch.

Where: Mooiberge Farm, R44, Annandale Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600

When: September – December (Call before you go to find out about the crop this season)

Price: Please check their website or call to enquire.

Attractions on site: Marvel at the large strawberries and see the life size colourful metal scarecrows. 

Contact info: 021 881 3222

3. Polkadraai Strawberry Farm

Where: Polkadraai Farm M12, Stellenbosch Arterial Road, Stellenbosch

When: September – January

Price: Prices available on their website.(Call before you go to find out about the crop this season)

Attractions on site: Tractor rides, Pony rides, Mini golf, Face painting, Arts and craft, Play Ground, Food Court. I am not sure if there are any halaal food options here in the Food Court.

Website: https://polkadraaifarm.co.za

Contact info: +27 (0)21 881 3303

Email: info@polkadraaifarm.co.za

Please note that Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is temporarily closed until September 2024.

4. Hoogwater Farm

Where: Only 110km out of Cape Town.

R43, Hoogwater Farm, Wolesely, Western Cape

When: 

Figs, Apples, Peaches and Pears: Between 13 January 2024 – 28 February 2024

The farm will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 till 13:00

(Call before you go to find out about the crop this season)

Price: Call to enquire about pricing 

Website: https://hoogwaterfarmlife.co.za

Contact info: 083 762 2803

Email: info@hoogwaterfarmlife.co.za

5. Blueberry Bar SA 

Where: Klapmuts Simondium Road, Paarl

When:

Blueberry Bar: Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm

U-Pick: Saturday and Sunday 8am – 4pm

Website: https://blueberrybar.co.za

6. Wildebraam Berry Estate

Where: Swellandam, S4 Hermitage South Lane, Hermitage Valley.

When: Mid November till the end of December

Price: Available on their website

Website: https://wildebraam.co.za

Contact info:  +27 28 514 3132

Email: info@wildebraam.co.za

Garden Route

7. Redberry Farm

Where: Geelhoutboom Road (off the R404), Blanco, George, South Africa 

When: Monday – Saturday | 9am – 4pm

Price: Available on their website

Attractions on site: Hedge Maze, Redberry Express (Kids train ride), Pedal Go-Karts, Bubble Ball, Bumper Boats, Play Ground, Pony Rides, Redberry rabbits.  

Website: https://www.redberryfarm.co.za

Contact info: +27 44 870 7123

Email: info@redberryfarm.co.za

Gauteng

8. The Field Berry Farm

Where: De Deur, South Africa

When: 6 January – May 2024. Weekends only 9am – 3pm

Price: Adults R50, Pensioners/Kids R40. R140/kg for berries picked.

Fruit picking: Raspberries

Website: https://www.thefieldberryfarm.com/

9. Buyuk Chamlija

Where: KISIKLI ST, Lekkerhoekie 450-Jr, Centurion, 0183

When: Consult their website or visit their Instagram to find out more about their various festivals and fruit picking.

Fruit: Cherries, Berries, Figs, Pomegranates

Website: https://buyukchamlija.co.za/

Contact: 0827864418

Free State

10. Bon Af Berry Farm

The Bon Af Berry Farm can be found on the Free State side if the Vaal River, near the town of Parys.  

Where: Getting there: Take the N1 west from JHB to the Sasolburg / Parys turn-off. Continue to Parys, turning right at the Barrage Intersection. The farm is a further 400m.

When: November-April

Fruit picking:

  • Elderberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blackcurrants
  • Black Nightshade 

Website: https://showme.co.za/vaal/tourism/bon-af-berry-farm-parys/

Limpopo

11. Blueberry Heights

Where: The Blueberry Heights Farm is situated in the small village of Haenertsburg

When: Please check their website or call to enquire.

Fruit picking: Blueberries

Website: https://www.facebook.com/blueberryheights/

North West

12. Tangaroa

Where: The Tangaroa Strawberry farm located in the North West province of South Africa. In the town of Hartbeespoort. 

When: September to December

Fruit picking: Strawberries (Picking season has come to a close until September 2024)

Website: https://www.thestrawberryfarm.co.za/about-us/

Northern Cape

13. The Iconos Farm

Where: The Iconos farm is located in Upington situated in the Northern Cape.

When: Please call to enquire directly with the Iconos farm.

Fruit picking: Grapes

Contact details: +27825708400.

Mpumalanga

14. Terebinte goose and berry farm

Where: The Terebinte Goose and Berry Farm is is situated just 23 kilometres from Graskop on the Bushbuckridge road.

When: December – January 

Fruit picking: Blackberries

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/Terebinte-Goose-and-Berry-Farm-285433507680/

Kwazulu Natal

15. Litchi Festival

Where: Old Fort Road Salt Rock. It is just 800m down the road from Sasol.

When: 16th December – end December. Keep an eye on their Instagram page for the exact dates.

Fruit picking: Litchis

Contact: https://www.instagram.com/litchifestival/

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