Nothing screams summer like freshly-picked fruit and De Krans farm is making all your dreams come true with a day out in the orchard. Pick your own succulent Oom Sarel cling peaches, Bulida apricots and Hanepoot grapes this holiday season!

Summer brings with it an array of beautiful things like long, warm days; ice-cold glasses of wine and of course, the sweetest seasonal selection of fruit. From November this year through to February 2020, De Krans Wine in Calitzdorp invites visitors to come pick their own fruit. The perfect outing for all ages, this promises to be an unforgettable family day out on the farm!

From 23 November to 8 December the Bulida apricots will be available to pick at R8.50 per kg. If you prefer peaches best you diarise 14 to 29 December when the Oom Sarel cling peaches will be ready for perfect pickings at R9 per kg. Kickstart 2020 with picking your share of super sweet Hanepoot grapes at R9.50 per kg. These grapes are expected to be ready for picking from 1 February to 1 March, but we advise contacting the farm in early January to get exact dates.

All dates are weather dependent and may change slightly at short notice. To ensure you don’t miss out on the fun activity suited to the whole family, it is advisable to contact the farm prior to your planned visit, to confirm the picking dates.

A day out in the orchards is guaranteed to work up a sweat, and an appetite! Stop for lunch at the De Krans Deli and Bistro for a delicious selection of country cuisine. Expect wholesome dishes like breakfast options, open sandwiches and light lunches, gourmet burgers and fresh seasonal salads. The deli offers the finest products from in and around Calitzdorp and the Klein Karoo, including local cheeses, olives, olive oil, dried fruit and preserves. Pick a spot indoors or in the shade of the Hanepoot vineyard for the perfect summer lunch setting. De Krans also boasts an extensive range of fine wines to add to your collection — try them with a food pairing or tasting menu while you’re there.

De Krans will be open seven days a week from 09:00 to 16:00 for fruit picking, with the exception of Christmas Day. For more information about the perfect dates for picking visit the De Krans website.

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