Wellington Table Grapes & Citrus

Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa

Consolidation of two citrus and table grape farms situated near Wellington with 198ha of table grapes; 210ha of citrus, consisting of lemons, navels and soft citrus; and 48ha of pomegranates.

This area, known as the Boland, has a Mediterranean climate that supports an abundance of fruit and vegetable farms and orchards; allowing a development plan that almost doubled the productive hectares of the farms. The farm consists of 780ha, of which 458ha are under irrigation on the Berg River water scheme.

Status: significant development potential


Acquisition date:

December 2015

Key milestones:

  • Boreholes refurbished & additionals drilled
  • New citrus 177ha developed
  • New table grapes 91ha newly developed
  • 27ha of table grape vines replanted
  • Packhouse upgraded
  • Employee houses repaired and maintained
  • 4 new hostels built
  • 2 new creches built

The positive impact we made:

  • Over 1 060 employment opportunities
  • Pre-paid primary healthcare for 120+ permanent employees
  • Adult education and training for 25+ employees
  • Laptops with internet access available to employees
  • On-site childcare facility for 30 children
  • Eyecare Initiative to screen employees and provide spectacles where required
  • International accreditations – GLOBALG.A.P, SIZA, BRC
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