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The Strawberry Farm

Welcome to the Original Pick-your-Own Strawberry   near Hartbeespoort Dam

Strawberry Picking & Eating in the Fields &   How it Works

 Pick & Eat your own Organically Grown Strawberries

'Straight from the Source' Experience

 

 

Our Strawberry Picking Season 2021 is here.

We are open for strawberry picking this weekend

We are open for strawberry picking every weekend until early December.

The Strawberry Farm is the fun place to be all year round and especially at strawberry season!!!

Come and spend the day picking and eating deliciously sweet, ripe, organic strawberries, down in our fields!

How it works:

Strawberry picking is available to the public every Saturday, Sunday  during our season which should last from late September until early December.

Just come along - There is no need to book for weekends unless you wish to pre-order a picnic basket from us.

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We are not open to the public during the week for strawberry picking 

The fields usually open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. weekends only

Our entrance fee is for the "Pick & Eat Strawberries straight from the plants in the fields Experience and for use of the picnic area if you would like to picnic during the picking season

The Entrance Fees in Strawberry Season 2021 are to be advised: 

Adults        R100 per person 10 & over

Children     R80 per child under 10 

This entrance fee allows you to pick and eat strawberries as many deliciously sweet strawberries as you like down in our fields, all day long. Head into our fields as many times during the day as you wish. This fee also allows you to bring along your own picnic basket and spend a lazy day by our dams in our picnic areas.

This fee is charged if you want to enter the fields or picnic or both, regardless of if you pick or only want to " have a quick look".

NB: Once you have paid the entrance fee, absolutely no refunds will be issued.

Strawberries to take home: All strawberries and mulberries (when available) taken out of the fields will be weighed and charged for at the going rate on the day. 

As our strawberries are organic, there are no herbicides or pesticides or artificial fertilizers used to grow them, we recommend that they are picked from the plant and eaten immediately, no washing is necessary. However, we will have water points down in the fields if you feel its absolutely a must to rinse them off, but please don't allow them to stand in the water, as they go mushy and start to lose their flavour.

Yes, there are weeds in the fields, we use these as a natural bug deterrent.

We have mud, especially after a good rain. Expect a little dirt, we are a farm after all. If it's rained, bring old shoes or "Wellies", for a good bit of fun out there. 

Yes, the strawberries are grown on the ground, we have experimented with raised beds, but that has not worked well for us.

It gets hot down in the fields, so make sure you slap on the sunscreen, pull on a hat, and have some good country fun.

Forage & Feast, our restaurant, offers delicious breakfasts from 8:00 am until 10:30 am, lunch orders until 3.30pm, with tea, scrumptious cakes and desserts too. Be sure to enjoy our incredible Strawberry Cheesecake or a decadent Crumpet Tower, but a must have is our fresh Strawberry Milkshakes - deliciously thick and made with real strawberries!!!

Picnic baskets are available by prior order from us. The picnic options will be detailed from early September on our picnic page on this website.

The Entrance Fees are not included in the cost of our Picnic Baskets during the Strawberry Season.

Please note: As we are a working farm, we have our own animals, dogs, a gaggle of geese, a few ducks, an array of wild bird life, some fish in our dam, and a few mischievous cats. Please, don't bring your pets.

 ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED - ours don't like other pet visitors.

Also, all of our animals, especially our feathered friends, are not targets, so please do not let your children throw stones at them - Stones do damage. 

Duck food is the order of the day for them, and is available from our restaurant.  Please do not feed them bread.

Being a farm environment can make for some difficulty with a wheelchair as the ground does have a tendency to be uneven. It's not impassable in a wheelchair, unless we have just experienced some good rain, at which point you will more than likely get stuck.

Need to contact us?

Give us a call on 082 503 5996

Send us an email: reservations@thestrawberryfarm.co.za

Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30 

Latest Strawberry Picking Update

 

We will be open for strawberry picking this weekend.

We will also have some already picked for sale.

We are open for picnics, spa and the restaurant is open for decadent strawberry waffles, milkshakes etc.

 

 

For more information, have a look at our strawberry picking page.

 

Keep a look out on our Current Specials page for all the Spa Specials.

Prior Booking Essential

Strawberry Plants for Sale

2021 pricing is as follows:

Strawberry Plants in Bags:

R35 each

Plants, not in bags, but in wet newspaper (bulk orders only):

Price on Request    

The price is determined by the number of plants ordered and paid for at any one time. Should additional plants be purchased, any previous quantities purchased will not be considered in the calculation to determine the price of the current purchase. The prices detailed above do not include the cost of special packaging, delivery, etc.

Pricing above is based on collection of the plants from Tangaroa, The Strawberry Farm.

Orders of more than 20 plants must be pre- made with our office.