Fellow Capetonians, how lucky are we to have access to beautiful farms in and around our city where we can go strawberry-picking to our heart’s content? There’s nothing quite like strolling through rows and rows of fruit beds with a bunch of friends (or family), while you fill up your baskets with fresh and delicious produce.
Strawberry-picking season happens every year between October and December at several farms in and around Cape Town. Stellenbosch, in particular, is home to a number of these farms where guests are free to scurry around their fields and pick as many strawbs as they like. Here’s where we love to do our strawberry picking in Stellenbosch:
Polkadraai Strawberry Farm
This family-friendly farm offers the perfect day out for the little ones. Grab a basket and roam around the fields picking (and eating) delicious strawberries. Afterwards, the kids can enjoy face-painting, tractor and pony rides, and other entertainment.
Time 9am – 4pm, daily
Cost R40 (800g)
Contact 021 881 3303, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it M12 Polkadraai Road, Stellenbosch
Mooiberge Strawberry Farm
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. Also available is a range of dried fruits and nuts.
Time Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 5pm
Cost R10 per person; R35 per kilo
Contact 021 881 3222
Where to find it Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch
Another Stellenbosch gem, this farm uses biological pest control and mainly organic fertiliser, which contribute to beautiful-tasting (and nontoxic) strawberries.
Time Monday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Cost R30 (entrance)
R30 (300g punnet)
R30 per kg (bulk picking)
Contact 021 855 4308, email@example.com
Where to find it Klein Helderbergpad Road, Stellenbosch
Mountain Breeze Farm Stall
Being a part of the Mooiberge strawberry family, you can expect only the juiciest of fruit while exploring the fragrant strawberry fields.
Time Monday – Saturday, 9:30 – 4:30
Cost 40 per kilo
Contact 021 880 1700
Where to find it R44, between Stellenbosch and Somerset West
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