From the end of November until the end of December 2019, cherries are in bloom! And Klondyke Cherry Farm in Ceres opens its doors to fruit lovers everywhere to come and enjoy a fun-filled (and bountiful) day of cherry-picking in this fruitful valley.
Held on the working Klondyke Farm, which grows pears and apples too, the cherry-picking experience offers you the choice of numerous varieties, which differ according to the season.
Pay as you pick cherries
After paying an entrance fee, visitors are handed a container, which can be filled to the brim with delicious ruby-tinged beauties. After you’re done picking, you’ll need to weigh your container (cherries cost R65 per kilogram), and then you’re free to go and enjoy your cherries! (You need not bring cash, as credit card facilities are available on the farm.)
Make a day of it by packing a picnic or bringing along meat to braai (there’s a dedicated braai area) – there’s no better way to spend a summer’s day than enjoying the “fruits of your labour” under the cool shade of a pine tree.
Good to know
- If you arrive before 10am, you’ll receive a R15 discount on your entrance fee. As if picking fresh cherries for breakfast wasn’t appealing enough already!
- Klondyke can get windy, so bring a warm jersey or windbreaker.
- The farm is open every day (except 25 December) throughout the season from 8.30am to 4.15pm.