Wildebraam Berry Picking
Summer is the time for berry picking at Wildebraam near Swellendam!
Berry season starts on 9 Nov and runs till the end of Dec… harvesting season is 6 weeks only!!! Entrance fee per person is R15. Picked berries will be weighed and charged accordingly (Blackberries R28 /kg and Youngberries R38 /kg).
No reservations required during berry picking season – best time to pick is early in the morning when it is cooler.
The farm supplies a bucket for picking or you can bring your own. Guests are welcome to purchase the bucket and lid afterwards to take home at a rate of R12 for the medium and R17 for the large.
Frozen berries and tastings (liqueurs, preserves, jams, chutneys, etc.) are available all year round.
A great fun activity for the whole family…and only 50km from the Karoo Art Hotel!
Monday to Friday: 8:00-17:00
Saturday: 9:00 -16:00
Sunday: 9:00-13:00 (Closing time extended from 13:00 to 14:00pm from mid Nov-till end Dec only)
Monday to Friday 8:00 latest entrance is 15:45 in order to exit 16:15
Saturday: 9:00, latest entrance is 14:45 in order to exit 15:15
Sunday 9:00, latest entrance is 12:45 in order to exit 13:15
In order to avoid disappointment, it is preferable to place your order for pre-picked fresh berries during season 1-2 days in advance and we will have it ready upon arrival. Please bear in mind that whilst we can only pick fresh when weather permits, we do have freshly frozen available all year round. For large orders of frozen berries, (more than 15kgs) we also prefer a 1-2 day lead time to ensure sufficient stock during busy periods.
After picking your own berries, you are welcome to visit our tasting room where we sell a large range of products manufactured on the farm and offer tasting sessions ( LIQUEURS, JAMS, PICKLES, CHILLIES AND RELISHES) .
Our Coffee shop will be open for the berry season and will offer an assortment of delicious berry products and light meals.
Groups larger than 10 persons requiring a personalised tasting session/”pick your own” experience @ R15/head are welcome to book with the office on 028 5143132.
Visit our website for more information: Wildebraam Berries