‘Tis the season to go cherry picking! Cherry picking season runs for the month of December in South Africa. You can visit Klondyke Cherry Farm in Ceres for a fun day out to pick cherries. Last week I went for a wonderful cherry picking outing with my aunt Jacqui. We had a wonderful time picking ripe cherries from the trees and enjoyed a beautiful day out in the farmlands. Klondyke Cherry Farm is situated up in the mountains and you’ll enjoy the cool (almost alpine) air while wandering through the orchards. This is a great day out and the perfect family adventure this Decmeber holiday!
Klondyke Cherry Farm is located near the Matroosberg just outside of Ceres. The drive from Cape Town to Klondyke Cherry Farm is just over 2 hours. You’ll follow the N1, take the Klapmuts exit, pass through Wellington, pass Tulbagh, go through Ceres and then turn right up the Matroosberg road.
Pick your own cherries from a working cherry farm. You’ll pay a picking fee, grab a fruit carton, and go wander through the orchards picking as many cherries as you like! Enjoy a fun day on the farm with family and friends.
The entrance fee for pickers is R15 per person before 10:30am and is R30 per person thereafter, R15 for kids and free for kids under 5 years old. You’ll be given a plastic container to fill with cherries and will pay per kilogram at the end. You can fill as many cartons as you like. Each carton can hold about 1kg of cherries. The price is R70 per kilogram of cherries.
The cherry picking season runs through December each year. This year the season began on Friday 26 November 2021 and is due to run til 31 December 2021. The exact timing of the season varies from year to year. Give Klondyke Cherry Farm a call to confirm their cherry picking season for the year.
087 550 0232
Open 8:30-16:15 Monday to Sunday
Loved exploring the Ceres area? Why not come back in winter to experience the snow at Matroosberg- here’s my guide to planning a trip to the snow in Matroosberg. Tulbagh is en route to Klondyke Cherry Farm- check out my blog post on fun things to do in Tulbagh here.