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Delicious Strawberry Picking Farms Near Cape Town 2022

Every year in spring, Cape Town springs into action! Once barren fields shoot up with lush trees, beaches begin to buzz, and rosy strawberries spill over supermarket shelves ripe for the eating! But there’s something far better than peeling open a punnet of strawberries on a sweltering summer’s day — picking your own! It’s no secret that Cape Town boasts some of the best beaches, but if you look inland, you’ll find dozens of strawberry picking farms filled with fruit-loving families, berry connoisseurs and surprisingly trendy scarecrows rocking last season’s flannel. 

If you’re craving a summer activity the whole family can sink their teeth into, grab your favourite sun hat and check off these strawberry picking farms in Cape Town for a truly delicious day out!   

When is strawberry picking season in Cape Town? 

Strawberry picking season in the Cape Town region starts in October and comes to an end in December. Most strawberry picking farms open their fields to fellow fruit lovers early October when the berries are at their sweetest.  

What is the best month to go strawberry picking? 

The best time to go strawberry picking in the Cape is mid to late October to end November as the weather is warm and balmy, and the heaving fields have settled down.  

What to wear when strawberry picking? 

The first rule about strawberry picking is to come prepared! As strawberry picking season falls in the beginning of summer, many visitors can end up leaving with a bucket load of burns if they’re not prepared for the weather.  

Before stepping onto a strawberry farm, be sure to lather on a generous amount of sunblock on all the vulnerable parts of your body, especially the neck! Comfortable shoes are essential and investing in a sun hat is a good idea. Wear something light and cool, and pack in a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes while picking.  

Best places to go strawberry picking near Cape Town 

Polkadraai Strawberry Farm 

If you’re looking for a strawberry picking experience the whole family will enjoy, head to the Polkadraai Strawberry Farm in Stellenbosch. Just a 30 minutes' drive from Cape Town, the Polkadraai Strawberry Farm is the perfect summer outing for families and fruit-lovers, with their fields open all week long during strawberry season! The farm boasts a range of fun activities for little ones including mini golf, pony rides, pedal karts, an inflatable park and tractor rides. Plus, there’s a farmstall filled with scrumptious homemade goods.  

Location: M12 Stellenbosch Arterial Road, Stellenbosch 

Strawberry picking prices: 

The Junior Picker: R50 

The Harvester: R65 

The Professional: R175 

The Ultimate Picker: R220 

Opening Times: Monday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm 

Mooiberge Strawberry Farm

Famous for its dazzling views, flourishing vineyards, and delicious strawberries, the Mooiberge Strawberry Farm is not to be missed! Snuggled in the lush Stellenbosch Winelands, this aptly named farm is known for growing some of the most succulent strawberries in the area. Every weekend from October to December, eager pickers flock to the open fields to fill their buckets to the brim with the tasty berries. Visitors can also get their hands on some delectable dried fruits, nuts and various confectionaries at the farmstall.  

Location: A 36 minutes' drive from Cape Town on the R44, across the road from the Route 44 Market. 

Strawberry picking prices: R6 per person entrance fee and R40 per kg of strawberries 

Opening Times: Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 9:30am – 4:30pm

The Helderberg Farm

Helderberg Farm is firmly rooted in the Somerset West community, having grown strawberries in the land since the early 1960’s. Today, the farm is a family favourite where some of the juiciest strawberries are harvested each year. Along with fields of plump berries, visitors can enjoy the rustic Tea Garden, Kids Play Park and Animal Farmyard where chickens, doves, bunnies, ducks and goats roam. Avid gardeners and strawberry enthusiasts can also purchase strawberry plugs, plants and seedlings at the farm.  

Strawberry picking prices: 

Entrance Fee only (no picking allowed): R 20 per person 

Strawberry Picking (+/- 300g punnet): R 40 per person 

Opening times: Monday to Saturday (Booking is required), Sunday Closed  

Location: Klein Helderberg Road off the R44, Somerset West  

Top strawberry picking tips! 

To ensure your strawberries stay juicy and sweet days after picking, follow these top storage tips: 

  1. As soon as you get home, refrigerate your strawberries! 
  2. When refrigerating, leave your strawberries on the stem to prolong the shelf life
  3. Only wash your strawberries just before eating

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Posted by Stor-Age Self Storage - 09 November 2022 | Adventure