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The Strawberry Farm

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

Strawberry Picking, How it Works

Our Strawberry Season opened on 30 September 2017

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

Come and spend the day picking and eating 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.

There is no need to book for weekends.

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

Special interest groups and schools, including culinary schools 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 7:30 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

Our entrance fee into the fields during the 2017 picking season will be:

Adults      R 70        per person

Children  R 50       per child under 10 

This fee is charged if you want to enter the fields, regardless of if you pick or just want to "have a quick look". This does not include picnicking - which has it's own entrance fee.

This entrance fee entitles you to pick and eat strawberries down in our fields, all day long. Head into our fields as many times during the day as you wish.

If you wish to bring your own picnic, is the rate quoted on the picnics page over and above the Strawberry Picking fee.

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.

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 is charged depending on availability. 

As our strawberries are organic, there are no herbicides or pesticides or artificial fertilisers 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, their 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 are experimenting with raised beds, but that is in our experimental phase.

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 breakfast from 7:30 am until 10:30 am, lunch orders until 4 pm, with tea, scrumptious cakes and desserts  too. Be sure to enjoy our incredible cheesecake or a decadent crumpet tower, but a must have is our strawberry milkshakes - deliciously thick and made with real strawberries!!!

Our menu will be available at www.fraise.co.za, under the Forage & Feast menu

Picnic baskets are available from us. The picnic options are detailed on our picnic page on this website.

Please note: As we are a working farm, we have our own animals, a bunch of dogs, a gaggle of geese, a few ducks, an array of wild bird life, some fish in our dam, and a few mischievous cats, so please, don't bring your pets, ours don't like visitors. Also, all of our animals, especially our feathered friends, are not targets, so please do not let your kids throw stones at them - bread and duck food are the order of the day for them, stones do damage.  

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 012 207 1116

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

Our office hours are 8:00 to 16:30