The 4 Best Strawberry-Picking Farms in the Cape

The 4 Best Strawberry-Picking Farms in the Cape

Grab a basket and fill it to the brim with a fresh crop of superfood!

Fellow Capetonians, how lucky are we to have access to beautiful farms in and around our city (and slightly further afield) where we can go strawberry-picking to our heart’s content? There’s nothing quite like strolling through strawberry fields with a bunch of friends, while the little ones roam free, and filling baskets with fresh and delicious produce.

Strawberry-picking season in the Cape happens every year between October and December, with Stellenbosch being the number one destination. There’s also a strawberry farm in George, where an annual festival is held in September each year to honour the rose-hued berries. Here’s where we love to go strawberry picking in the Cape.

Polkadraai Strawberry Farm

Polkadraaai Strawberry Farm: Strawberry Picking

This family-friendly farm offers the perfect day out for the little ones. Grab a basket, and let them roam around the fields picking (and eating) the delicious strawberries. Afterwards, they can enjoy face-painting, tractor and pony rides, and other entertainment.
Good to know Party booths are available for hire daily (10am – 12pm; 2pm – 4pm for R500). Bring your own refreshments and a cake, and let the littles one run free.
Time Daily, 9am – 4pm
Cost R40 (junior picker, 900g)
R55 (harvester, 1.4kg)
R140 (professional, 5kg)
R190 (ultimate, 6.5kg)
Contact 021 881 3303,
Where to find it M12 Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch

Mooiberge Strawberry Farm

Mooiberge Strawberry Farm: Strawberry Picking

This farm, dating back to the 1900s, has a rich history of producing one of the best strawberry harvests in the country year after year. The shop also sells a range of dried fruits and nuts.
Time 13 – 14 October 2018, 9am – 5pm
Cost SQ
Contact 021 881 3222
Where to find it Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm: Strawberry Picking in Stellenbosch
Le Creuset

Another Stellenbosch gem, this farm uses biological pest control and mainly organic fertiliser on its crops, which contribute to beautiful-tasting (and nontoxic) strawberries.
Good to know They host parties for all ages. The venue costs R300 (for a maximum of 30 guests). Entrance into the braai area costs R40 (adults) and R25 (children 5 – 18 years).
Time Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm
Cost R30 (pick your own 300g punnet)
Contact 021 855 4308,
Where to find it Klein Helderbergpad Road, Stellenbosch


Redberry Strawberry Farm

A Garden Route family favourite, Redberry Farm is a fabulous pitstop for the whole family. In addition to picking strawberries, the farm also offers blackberry and raspberry harvesting, plus there’s a hedge maze, pony rides, and other activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Good to know This year’s Strawberry Festival takes place from 29 – 30 September 2018.
Available for hire Not only do they host kiddies parties on the farm but they have a number of areas around the farm where teens and adults can hire for variety of events such as baby showers, tea parties, and team building.  
Time Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R20 (small bucket)
R35 (large bucket)
Contact 044 870 7123,
Where to find it Geelhoutboom Road (off the R404), Blanco, George

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Time of publication: 12 September 2018

15 Responses to “The 4 Best Strawberry-Picking Farms in the Cape”

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    My province is Eastern cape but now I am Studying the farming management at coastal college in KwaZulu Natal now I have arequest of doing inservice training in your institute next year on january 2020

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    Any strawberry picking in April

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    Except purchasing bucket of choice, is there any cost involved in visiting Polkadraai Strawberry Farm?

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    Zureita Kramer

    Myself,and my family would like to visit your strawberry farm on the way back from Goudini. Can please tell me time its opens and closes please.


    Zureita Kramee

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    Hi there
    My friends and I are planning to come on the 24th November.Should we make a booking or do we just randomly come?

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    Gadeeja dolley


    I know you guys are seasonally opened. Can u please tell me when is the best times to come and which months are you open.

    Thank you in advance

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    Good day,

    Can venue also be used for kiddies birthday parties?

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      The Inside Guide

      Hi Veronique

      We were only able to get confirmation from Helderberg Farm and the good news is that they do host parties for all ages. Please keep an eye on this post (or sign up to our newsletter) and we will keep you posted on the others.

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    Hi me and my freinds want to come month end may we please now will you be open?

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      The Inside Guide

      Hi Naledi. Strawberry season begins in September / October, so the places featured on this list will re-open for strawberry picking around that time. Hope this helps.

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    wendy mafuduka

    I would love to come with my daughter

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    Laxmi Strawberry Farm

    Laxmi Strawberry Farm, the place to be all year round and especially at strawberry season!!! Come and spend the day picking and eating ripe organic strawberries, down in our fields!

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    Bonny Madlala

    Good day Sir/Madam

    This serves to ask if one can come strawberry picking in March or what other activities you might have for adults if and when there is no strawberry picking please

    Kind regards