The 4 Best Strawberry-Picking Farms in the Cape

The 4 Best Strawberry-Picking Farms in the Cape @windy_maqasho

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

How lucky are we to have access to a crop of 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 fruit fields with friends, and filling baskets with fresh and delicious produce, while your little ones roam free.

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

This family-friendly farm is the perfect day out for little ones (and big ones, too). Grab a basket, and let them roam around the fields picking delicious strawberries. Afterwards, they can enjoy face-painting, tractor and pony rides, and other entertainment.
Times Monday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R40 (junior picker)
R55 (harvester)
R150 (professional)
R190 (ultimate picker)
R25 (mini golf)
Contact 021 881 3303,
Where to find it M12, Stellenbosch Arterial Road, Stellenbosch

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm: Strawberry-Picking
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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 An email booking before visiting is essential. The farm is ideal for hosting parties for all ages, as there are private venues, hiking trails and braai spots.
Times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R30 (pick your own 300g punnet)
Contact 021 855 4308,
Where to find it Klein Helderbergpad 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 farm shop also sells a range of dried fruits and nuts.
Times Strawberry picking: 1 October – 31 December 2020, 9.30am – 4pm
Mooiberge farm: Monday – Sunday, 8.30am – 6pm
Cost SQ
Contact 021 881 3222
Where to find it Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch

Redberry Farm

Redberry Strawberry Farm

A Garden Route favourite, Redberry Farm is a fabulous pitstop for the whole family. In addition to picking strawberries, the farm is home to the largest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere, and also offers pony rides, go-karts, bumper boats to keep the little ones entertained. There’s also a strawberry-inspired restaurant and three artisana eateries.
Good to know The farm hosts kiddies’ parties as well as baby showers, tea parties and team-building events.
Times Monday – Saturday, 9am – 4pm
Cost R25 (pick your own strawberries, small container)
R40 (pick your own strawberries, large container)
Contact 044 870 7123,
Where to find it Geelhoutboom Road (off the R404), Blanco, George

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Time of publication: 26 October 2020

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

  1. Lindiwe

    Hi on the 25 April strawberry farm for picking is open?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Lindiwe,
      Strawberry farms are closed for the season and will reopen around September/October 2022.

  2. Noxolo

    Goodday, do you know which strawberry farm would be open end of March 2022 and which is nearest to Protea Hotel at New Church Street, Tamborskloof Gardens

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Noxolo,
      Strawberry farms are currently closed for picking season.

  3. Cindy

    Is strawberry picking still open for the month April?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Cindy,
      Strawberry picking season is currently closed. Strawberry farms should be open for picking again late September.

  4. lynette October

    Good day

    Is Polkadraai Strawberry Farm still open for picking Saturday 05 march?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Iynette,
      Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is closed for the season and will reopen again in September 2022.

  5. Itumeleng Tlapu

    Can I come for strawberry picking now in February?

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Itumeleng,
      Yes you can still go strawberry picking in the month of February.

  6. Ilse

    Like interesting places..

  7. Zukie

    I would like to visit, am from PE
    2 Adults and 3 kids between ages of 15/13/11

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Zukie,

      Strawberry-picking is a fun activity for anyone and everyone! The price will depend on the farm you visit.

    • Norma

      Good day

      Will the strawberry farm be opened in July ?

      • The Inside Guide

        Hi Norma,
        Strawberry farms should reopen during September.

  8. eurika braun

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  9. ussy

    hello i just wanna sk is booking required to visit the farm

    • The Inside Guide

      Hi Ussy,
      Thanks for your message!
      Which farm would you like to enquire about? You may contact each directly; their contact details are included in the featured write-ups.