Porterville Table Grapes & Citrus

De Riviere, Saron, Western Cape, South Africa

Consolidation of three table grape and citrus farms that supports the farming of 192ha of table grapes and 38ha of citrus on 1 080ha of land.

The area is known as the Swartland with a dry summer climate that supports an abundance of fruit, vegetable farms and orchards. The farm enjoys a registered water allocation equivalent to 316 hectares of irrigation from the 24 Rivers irrigation scheme.


Acquisition date:

October 2015

Key milestones:

  • 143ha of table grapes planted
  • 147ha of netting established
  • Existing packhouse expanded and upgraded
  • Existing and new seasonal worker accommodation upgraded and built

The positive impact we made:

  • Over 1 240 employment opportunities
  • 40+ employees received adult education and training
  • Subsurface drainage and controlled irrigation infrastructure installed
  • Eyecare initiative for employees
  • International accreditation – BRC, GLOBALG.A.P, TESCO NURTURE
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