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.

Forage & Feast serves up family meals and holds sumptuous long table events.

Fraise Gourmet Dining is where you can enjoy a multi course, wine paired gourmet dinner once a month, or get them to come in an cater for you in your own home or establishment.

Our Latest News

The strawberry season opened on Saturday 1 October 2016 and we expect our season to run until mid December this year.

Picking is available to the public ONLY on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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

The Day Spa is open 7 days a week. Contact our office for bookings.

Rain, Glorious Rain...

October 20, 2016

What beautiful weather we have been having.

The slow drumming of the rain on our iron roofs has been a very welcome sound, one that is great to fall asleep to.

With the rain comes renewed growth on the farm. The strawberries will be sitting up and taking notice of the the nitrogen filled rain water, promoting the growth of the plants and more fruit. Our ground is muddy and rather sticky - as we have clay soil, which sticks to everything when it's wet.

The weatherman says that we are in for more rain tonight and tomorrow, which is still desperately needed during this drought that we are in. 

If you are planning on coming through this weekend, please bring old shoes, 'wellies' and expect a good bit of muddy fun in the fields. Yes, the grass keeps the mud level down, but it is definitely going to be quite sloshy and muddy in the fields, especially if there is good rain on Friday.

We urge you to come through early on Saturday to avoid disappointment, and to get the best of the berries. The last 2 weekends, we have been picked out around lunchtime on the Saturdays, just by sheer numbers of people coming through to the farm.

The weekend promises to be quite a sun-filled one, which means it's going to be quite humid out here, please keep hydrated, drench yourselves in sun screen, pull on a hat and old shoes, pack in the family for good clean country fun.

See you at the farm this weekend, TSF


October 15, 2016

Another insane day today... Must be the weather.

We have been picked out again,two weekends in a row.

Just to clear things up:

We do not have a shortage of strawberries.

We have more strawberry plants and therefore more strawberries than we have had in previous seasons.

A lot more people coming have been through to us to pick strawberries than ever before.

We are even limiting the amount of strawberries that people get to take home, for more people to experience our strawberries in the fields.

Our popularity has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years, with the biggest growth over the last 2 years. We endeavour to keep growing, and hopefully be able to expand the fields at the same rate that the demand for our strawberry picking has grown.

We never know how many people are going to descend on the farm on a weekend, which is why we say the picking is on a first come, first served basis. As soon as we know the fields are picked out, or are getting close to being picked out, we post it here on our website, and our Facebook page (The Strawberry Farm), to keep you, the public, informed.

Thank you for your continued support.

So, the fields have been picked out, but our picnic area and restaurant will be open tomorrow for your enjoyment.

Hope to see you at The Farm 


The weekend looks good...

October 14, 2016

Happy Friday everyone...

Things in the fields are looking good, despite the lack of rain. We have been watering like crazy this week, trying to keep up with the insane heat that we have been experiencing, with temperatures in the mid to late 30's.

The weatherman says it's going to be a sunny, hot day tomorrow, with temperatures in the early 30's.

Sunday is supposed to be partly cloudy with mid 30's as the temperature.

Looks like we may be in for a bit of a wet week, hopefully, with showers expected from Tuesday to Thursday, and a possibility of rain again next week Sunday. So, things are looking up on the rain side of things.

Now, down to the gritty stuff:

The fields look like they have recovered nicely from last weekends onslaught, with lots of our delicious sweet strawberries ready to be picked. We will however, be limiting amounts of strawberries coming out of the fields, but you're more than welcome to eat yourselves silly while picking. Our price for strawberries removed from the fields will be R7,50/100g.

With the heat and loads of sunshine, slap on the sunscreen, pull on a hat, pack in the family - just leave your pets at home please - and come through to The Strawberry Farm...

See you in the fields.

It has been another epic weekend...

October 9, 2016

So, we have been picked out again...

The masses from Jo'burg, Pretoria and surrounds have emptied out our fields for this weekend. But not to fear, our season is nowhere near over. We will be open again next weekend for picking, as we will have a good amount of our delicious berries, ripe for the picking.

Please folks, our farm is only open to the public on weekends. We are open midweek (Wednesday & Thursday) for group bookings - special interest groups, schools, etc, by prior arrangement only.

See you at the farm next weekend

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Up to date info will be posted on these pages, as well as incredible specials and competitions 



Is there anyone left in Jo'burg?

October 8, 2016

What a beautiful day at The Strawberry Farm...

Jo'burg and Pretoria seem to have emptied out and invaded our little farm. The masses started arriving from early, with some people taking as many as 5 buckets each, full of strawberries. The number of ripe strawberries available is extremely limited at this time, meaning that picking will be extremely limited tomorrow, without being able to take strawberries out of the fields - it is purely pick and eat in the fields.

Loads of people have enjoyed  our super sweet bounty today.

We know nature works its magic, but turning a farm full of green strawberries into ripe ones overnight is just not possible, so, please hold your visit off until next weekend. 

Come and pick strawberries...

October 1, 2016

Our 2016 season has kicked off, eventually.

Bring the family for a good day out in the country, fresh air and sunshine are the order of the day, along with a wholesome side order of our delicious red strawberries.

Being an organic farm, we have a very hands-on approach to farming, our weeding and planting is all done by hand. Our fields staff have been slaving away to ensure that you can get to our yummy strawberries, they have however, not managed to get all of the fields cleaned as of yet, with one field virtually full of other growth. Most of the other fields have been cleaned to a point that there is very low level growth, and that it shouldn't be too muddy underfoot.

So, on that note, come out to The Strawberry Farm today to bask in the sunshine on this beautiful day, munching on sweet strawberries, enjoying the fresh country air. Pack in the family, slap on the sunscreen and bring along a hat.

Season to open soon

September 24, 2016

After a long warm winter season, and loads of hard work over the last month or so, we are happy to announce that our strawberry season will be opening on 1 October 2016. 

There is an abundance of green and white strawberries in the fields, with a few red ones, not enough to be open for picking, but a good indicator of what will be ready next weekend.

We are also launching Forage & Feast our new casual restaurant at the strawberry farm, offering good local produce, loads of organic as well as free range grass fed products, along with our famous strawberry milkshakes and cheesecake.

So, get ready for a great weekend out in the country, with good fare, fantastic sunshine and a great outing for the kids.

See you at The Strawberry Farm next weekend

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 now 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...

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Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30