The Western Cape will welcome strawberry picking season from the start of October through to the first week of January. Strawberry picking can be a family-fun outing with the kids or a fun date option for couples.
Just in case you need a little guidance, we have compiled a list of places to experience foraging for this sweet member of the berry family.
Located in Stellenbosch, the Polkdraai Farm offers more than just strawberry picking, featuring tractor rides, mini-golf and light meals available at the on-site cafe. The farm stall also offers face painting for the kids.
Picking will cost you various prices depending on the amount that you collect for the day.
R40 – 900g
R55 – 1,4kg
Address: Polkdraai road, Stellenbosch Arterial Rd,
Contact: 021 881 3303
2. Redberry Farm
Experience strawberry picking along the Garden Route in George at Redberry Farm, offering an overnight stay for patrons. Well known for its strawberry picking along with its unique on-site maze, Redberry is a definite must-visit.
There are multiple activities on offer for kids from pony rides to bumper boats, allowing kids to take out a mini ‘boat car’ on the small dam and peddle their way around freely.
Patrons are encouraged to take their time picking the perfect array of strawberries to take home.
There are two bucket sizes with allocated prices.
R20 – small bucket
R35 – large bucket
Address: Geelhoutboom Road, Blanco, George
Contact: 044 870 7123
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3. Mooiberge Strawberry Farm
The Mooiberge Strawberry Farm is well known for its decades of growing delicious strawberries. Picking at the farm only begins in October and is available on the weekends from 9.30am – 4.30pm. During the December holidays, strawberry picking is open all week round.
Address: R44, Stellenbosch.
Contact: 021 881 3222
4. Helderberg Farm
The Helderberg Farm, located in Stellenbosch, has grown strawberries since the 1960s with the use of organic fertilizer and biological methods of pest control. This means that all strawberries are grown in an environment that attempts to use as little chemicals as possible.
Strawberry picking season is from October to December at the Helderberg Farm and patrons are advised that they can only pick strawberries from Monday – Saturday.
There are strawberry plants available to purchase and grow your own field of the delicious berry at home.
Address: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Raithby
Contact: 021 855 4308