It’s Cherry Picking Season with Klondyke Farm

Get into the festive spirit and maybe even start a new family tradition with cherry picking at Klondyke Farm.

Lester Kiewit interviews Jenene Austin of Klondyke Cherry Farm.

FILE: It’s cherry picking season. Photo: Klondyke Farm/Facebook

What could be better than spicing up your Christmas pudding with fresh hand-picked cherries straight from the orchid?

Klondyke Cherry Farm, which planted its first orchid in 1968, was the first farm in the Western Cape to produce cherries on a commercial basis.

Since its inaugural cherry picking season in 1973, it has become a festive activity that cherry lovers have returned to for generations.

We have visitors who have been there themselves as youngsters, and their children are now bringing their grandchildren.

Jenene Austin of Klondyke Cherry Farm

Cherry picking season runs from late November to late December and they are open daily except Christmas Day.

The farm is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The entrance fee is R40 for adults and children over 10 years old and R20 for children under 10 years old.

If you arrive before 10:30 a.m., you get a 50% discount.

Cherries cost R80 per kilogram and once you have collected and weighed your bounty you are free to take it home to enjoy.

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