Strawberry picking makes for an enjoyable family outing. Image: Adobe Stock

Berry good fun: Best farms for strawberry picking in the Western Cape

Get even more out of this superfood by picking it yourself!


Strawberry picking makes for an enjoyable family outing. Image: Adobe Stock

Strawberry picking season in the Cape happens every year between October and December, and many farms offer self-picking where you can spend the day with family and friends while filling baskets with berries to your heart’s content. 

Here are some of the best farms in the Western Cape to head to for a fun day of strawberry picking for the whole family. 

Polkadraai Strawberry Farm, Stellenbosch

A visit to Stellenbosch is always fun and the Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is a must.

This family-friendly farm has endless fields of strawberries ripe for picking, and an array of entertainment for the kids, such as pony rides, face-painting and tractor rides.

There is a lovely farm café that serves homestyle fare and a spacious bar where you can taste some of the region’s wines.  

Open: Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 16:00


  • R40 (junior picker)
  • R55 (harvester)
  • R150 (professional)
  • R190 (ultimate picker)
  • R25 (mini golf)

Address: M12, Stellenbosch Arterial Road, Stellenbosch

Contact:  021-881-3303,

Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm is another Stellenbosch gem that specialises in organic farming and offers strawberry picking. The farm also has hiking trails and picnic spots with braais so you can enjoy a fun day out with the family.

It is also perfect for a private party and can be hired for special events. 

Open:  Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00

Cost: R30 (pick your own 300g punnet)

Address: Klein Helderbergpad Road, Stellenbosch

Contact: 021-855-4308,

Mooiberge Strawberry Farm

Dating back to the 1900s, the Mooiberge Strawberry Farm is not only famous for its world-class strawberry harvests each year, but also for the legion of scarecrows deployed in the fields to protect the crops from birds.

The farm has a charming farmstall that sells its strawberries, as well as a wide range of dried fruits and nuts.

Open: Strawberry picking: 1 October to 31 December, 09:30 to 16:00

Cost: SQ

Address: Strand Road, R44, Stellenbosch

Contact: 021-881-3222

Redberry Farm

Redberry Farm in Blanco, George, is a super Garden Route pitstop for the whole family. In addition to offering strawberry picking, the farm has pony rides, go-karts and bumper boats for the kids, and is home to the largest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere.

A strawberry-inspired restaurant and three artisanal eateries serve delicious homemade fare.

Open: Monday to Saturday, 09:00 to 16:00

Cost: R25 (pick your own strawberries, small container) / R40 (pick your own strawberries, large container)

Address: Geelhoutboom Road (off the R404), Blanco, George

Contact: 044-870-7123,