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


The Strawberry Farm, 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 and Public Holiday during our season which should last from late September until early December.

The 2020 picking season is here.

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

If you have a large group of people coming through (20+ people), we ask that you make a booking first,  to ensure that we are able to accommodate you.

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

Special interest groups and schools, including culinary schools up to 50 people are accommodated Wednesdays & Thursdays only, and strictly by prior arrangement as we make a tour of it, with a talk on organics, strawberries and picking, followed by strawberry picking and a fresh strawberry milkshake.

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

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 are: 

Adults       R100  per person 10 & over

Children    R80   per child under 10 

This entrance fee allows you to pick and eat strawberries as many 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, no refunds will be issued.

During times when our strawberries are plentiful, we supply you with a bucket when you go through the gate, this bucket is there if you wish to take strawberries home with you.

Strawberries to take home: Pick your own strawberries, pop them in the bucket, as you exit the fields, these are weighed and charged for at the going rate, which depends on availability. 

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, especial 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 are detailed 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.  

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

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Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30