The Strawberry Farm

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

Welcome to our Farm

Tangaroa, The Strawberry Farm, is situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountains near Hartbeespoort Dam.

We are a fully working farm offering organic Strawberry Picking in Spring and Fruit and Vegetable Picking on selected weekends of the year.

On the property, there is a relaxing Day Spa and Guest House.

Fraise Restaurant and Catering is also based at the Strawberry Farm, offering picnics, light meals as well as gourmet fare.

Our Latest News

The strawberry season came to an end on 14 December 2015 and we expect our season to open again around the end of September this year, during spring. 

Fraise, the restaurant on the farm, is open for breakfast and lunch from Thursday to Sunday.

The Day Spa is closed every Monday and Tuesday, but the office being open 7 days a week for bookings.

Our Wall is Gone...

August 8, 2016

Our well known white wall at our entrance has been taken down.

The wall had to be removed during last week as the new Total petrol station between us and the road, which is nearly operational, required the road to be widened. This widening of the road brought the road too close to the wall and it became dangerous for anyone leaving the farm, as we couldn't see any oncoming traffic from the left.

We are in the process of creating a new sign for the moment, whilst plans are in the pipeline for a new wall.

We have our little original small sign "Tangaroa Farm" in black and white and below it is our "S46" in black and yellow.


We are gearing up for strawberry season, which is approaching rapidly, things look good for a start around the end of September again.

Once again, as the season approaches, we are in search of new staff to work the kitchen, preferably a junior Chef de Partie, but we will consider a recently qualified chef to join our little team. Please forward appropriate C.V.s to A sound ability to communicate verbally and in writing, in English, is a prerequisite, being computer literate, holding a valid drivers license, be a South African citizen or be in possession of a valid work permit are also required.
Please note that all unintelligible C.V.s and covering letters will be deleted. We do not accept "chat type spelling".
We will contact selected applicants for interviews, and as such, if you do not hear from us, please consider that your application has not been successful.

The Strawberry Spa... Special for this weekend!!! Oh, and a little update on our strawberries!!!

April 29, 2016

We know, it's been a while since we last posted here... Big work on the farm and everyone has been running around like headless chickens.

The Strawberry Spa is running a really good Full Day Spa Special this weekend, Only R1700 for 2 people. Visit our Spa Specials page for more info.

It's getting cooler, which means it's planting season. The fields have been prepared and worked in a different way for this planting season, more of a strawberry patch effect for this season. This means that we have started planting out plants, and we have plants for sale. Give us a call if you need strawberry plants.

Please Note: Our strawberries are a very sweet, soft variety, which is not suited to commercial use, as in, growing to send to market, as the shelf life is very short.

Valentine's went well, what's next???

February 27, 2016

What an amazing Valentine's weekend we had a couple of weeks ago.

The general feedback was that everybody loved it and had an enjoyable day.

The Spa staff did an amazing job that whole weekend. The kitchen staff out did themselves, the long hours were worth it, pulling off an incredible 8 course dinner with wine pairing, two nights running.

Fraise is where the good food originates, they worked tirelessly to ensure the masses of picnics and platters were taken care off, rounded off with 8 courses of sumptiousness. The waiting staff brought their side, so thanks to Jamie, Josh and Quin for the effort, we are looking forward to many more hours of working with you.

The week after Valentine's was quite a week. The big cleanup. Assessing the weekend. Then start planning the next thing to come along...

Turns out we don't have much need for 29 February, so we will skip past that and head to a about the middle of March. Bring on Saint Patrick's Day, Thursday 17 March. We are celebrating this day of Irish goodness by paying homage to the Humble Spud. Fraise is offering an 8 course wine paired menu, for R650 per person. Prior booking is essential as space is limited.

Further shenanigans planned for that day will be posted on our St Patrick's Day page, along with our menu, so keep an eye on it and book soon to avoid disappointment.       

See you at the farm...


February 8, 2016

It's a crazy week on the farm.

Mind you, we have been preparing for months for this, but this week is always busy...


We have been inundated with bookings for this coming weekend, and some things are already fully booked. 

Our Accommodation is fully booked for the evening of 13 February 2016.

We are currently fully booked on Sunday 14 February 2016 for the following:

Sweetheart Picnic Basket (daytime), we still have space for the candle light basket.

We have very limited space still for our Valentine Secret Mini Spa Treat.

There are still spaces available on the Saturday  for most of the packages, and on Sunday for our 8 Course Dinner with Wine Pairing.


Due to the demand over the Valentines weekend, we do not allow people to bring their own picnics. This is done to afford our customers the privacy that accompanies the romance that is Valentines' Day. Also, we do not allow children over that weekend either, for privacy reasons.

The rest of the year, we are very much a child and family orientated farm, so, please bear with us, it is Valentines' after all...

Have an awesome week... 

January is well on its way already...

January 12, 2016

Sho...  January is flying by...

Just about a month to go until Valentines' Day...

If you're the romantic type, or just feel like spoiling your significant other, join us over the weekend of Valentines', 13 and 14 February.

Check out our offerings on our Valentines Specials page, we are sure to have something to tickle your fancy. 

Be sure to book early, as space is limited.

See you at the farm...

Wishing you all the best for 2016

January 4, 2016

All of us here at The Strawberry Farm would like to wish you all the best for 2016. 

The New Year brings with it new opportunities, new challenges and new memories. May you have an amazing, prosperous year, full of happiness and good times.

Our New Year has started of  hot with temperatures into the late 30's.

Most of the staff are back from their holidays and we are kicking off with a crazy amount of energy and drive, recharged and ready to go.

The Spa re-opened today, and we are running some good specials for the whole month, check out our Specials page for all of the latest Spa specials.

The farm staff are scurrying about, harvesting seeds, planting carrots, growing micro-greens and a whole bunch more.

We have decided to keep our restaurant, Fraise, closed until the end of January. There are new menus brewing, and a whole bunch of creativity bubbling. We will be ready for you before Valentines day...

Have an awesome week folks. And if you are still travelling back from your holidays, keep it safe.



What a strawberry season it was...

December 14, 2015

As the curtain falls on another strawberry season, we look back and appreciate what mother nature has done for us.

Our season started off with a massive bang, we had never experienced such an incredible start to the season, with us being picked out way earlier than we could have imagined. Along the way we encountered the Japanese fruit fly with its nasty little worms, and very little rain to nourish the plants. Through all of this, we worked hard to ensure a good season, struggled a bit long the way, and learnt lots of lessons.

We would like to thank you, the public, for supporting us in the way you did. We know that we cannot keep all the people happy all of the time, but we give it a good go, and that is part of how we learn what works and what doesn't.

 So, until next season it is then...

The tea garden will be running on Saturday and Sunday this week, and then will close until the New Year.

Picnicking will be available during the same period.

Please Note: The farm will be closed on the following dates: 

  • 24 December
  • 25 December
  • 26 December
  • 31 December
  • 1 January 2016
  • 2 January
  • 3 January

We do not allow any visitors on those days (that includes people looking to picnic), we feel that our staff deserve to be with their families as much as everyone else does, and as such we are closed.

As of  18 January 2016, The Strawberry Farm & Spa will be closed every Monday and Tuesday, with the office being manned on those days... Just trying something new...

Now it's time for us to prepare for next year and next season. We will keep you updated as to what we are busy with and the kind of progress we are making.

Have an awesome week.

Not normally open during the week, but...

December 9, 2015

Well, as you know, we are not usually open during the week, but we have decided to open this Friday for picking. The fields look promising, and hopefully we will manage a full weekend of picking. We will still be closed this Thursday though, so if you're wanting to come through to us, hold it over for Friday please.

It looks like this may be the last weekend of picking for the year, and that is quite a feat. Almost a full 3 months of picking, first time in I don't know how many years. We have fought the drought, rid ourselves of worms - a menace from the Japanese fruit fly, managed to deal with a hoard of visitors, some not as willing to look for the strawberries as others, but in general a very happy bunch of pickers...

We would like to thank everyone out there that has joined us this season for your support. We are hoping to make next year an even better and enjoyable picking experience for you and your family.

See you on the weekend, you know, bring the sunscreen, hats and old shoes... We are never guaranteed what the weather holds in store...

Job opening - front of house

December 6, 2015

As the year draws to a close, the silly season kicks in...

We are in search of a client liaison to join our team. Please spread the word...

To break it down a bit, the position involves most items that would be regular Front of House duties in any restaurant, guest house and day spa. Ensuring that the appropriate areas are set up at the beginning of the day, and closed up at the end of the day. Check-in and check-out of clients in the guest house. Taking food and drink orders. Stock take. Giving the clients personal attention, whereby ensuring that they have a pleasant visit to our farm, leading to return business. Some paperwork is required.

The position is suited to a mature, single, stable person of sober habits that works well in a team. 
The applicants must have a good command of the English language, be computer literate, hold a valid drivers license, be South African citizens or be in possession of a valid work permit.
All applicants are to forward their C.V. to 
Please note that all unintelligible C.V.s and covering letters will be deleted. We do not accept "chat type spelling".


We will contact selected applicants for interviews, and as such, if you do not hear from us by 4 January 2016, please consider that your application has not been successful. The position is to be filled mid-January 2016

The picnic dam is filling up...

December 4, 2015

The week has been a humid one, with a spit and a spot of rain, adding to the already high humidity of the Hartbeespoort dam area.

Yesterday and today have been our water allocation, this happens every 2 weeks or so, we get to fill our irrigation dam via a furrow system that comes from the Skeerpoort river. This river starts in the Sterkfontein caves and is full of minerals and yummy stuff which helps the plants grow. We are rather thankful, as our dam was looking really sad this week, as we have been pumping loads of water into the fields to keep everything alive. Usually we don't get the opportunity to have a little extra water, but this time the sluice was left open long enough for us to have a good go at filling our new picnic dam. No, the dam won't be full, but it gives our amazing clay soil an opportunity to to start creating the lining of the new dam. For us this is super exciting!!!

The next step is to start landscaping around the dam, planting trees and leveling out the ground for your comfort and pleasure.

As our strawberry season slowly comes to a grinding halt, we say goodbye to a bunch of our seasonal staff. These 9 ladies toil in the heat to keep the fields clean, by hand. They pull out the weeds and grass, often chopping the offending plants off just above the roots... These are the ladies that help keep the farm organic.. doing it all by hand... The ladies have managed to have 3 of the fields clean for this weekend, only one field hasn't been cleared... which means that over then next week or 2, the fields will start to get a little over grown, making picking a bit more difficult.

For those of you out there that want to know when our season will end, the short answer is that we don't know yet... In all honesty, we will only know a few days before it ends, due to the rate at which the strawberries grow. When nature says it's time to stop, then its time to stop. After the strawberries, we will still have veggie picking and if the other berries are available, we will open for picking of those too.

With some of the schools breaking up today, there will be quite a few parents looking for things to do with their kids in the next few weeks. We will be looking at possibly being open during next week for picking, be it for strawberries, or just veggies, we will have to see, it all depends on what the weekend brings. We will post it here if we are open or closed for picking during next week.

We hope you have an amazing Friday, and we hope to see you at the farm this weekend for picking...

The weatherman says that there is a good chance of thunder showers for both tomorrow and Sunday, but with maximum temperatures of about 35°C.

With the weather being the way it is, bring old shoes, an umbrella, sunscreen and a hat, we aren't sure what is coming our way this weekend. Don't forget, come early to avoid the heat... the earlier, the better...

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Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30