Klondyke Cherry Farm near Ceres opens to the public for cherry picking from end November until the first week of January each year. Pick your own cherries in the orchards and, if you like, stay to braai or picnic in a forest of pine trees.
The turnoff to Klondyke Farm is 12km past Ceres, and then a further 18km on the Bo-Swaarmoed Road. There is an entry fee of R20 per person for day visitors, and children 1-5 years go free. Containers are provided and you pick your own cherries, paying by weight at a rate of R48/kg. Credit card facilities are available.
It’s a wonderful outing for the whole family, and plenty of fun. Don’t forget to use sunscreen and wear sturdy thorn-deterring shoes! The farm is 192km from Cape Town so make a day of it.
Cherries are reported to have wonderful health benefits such as lowering blood pressure, easing arthritis pain and promoting good sleep. But aside from all that, they are a delicious fruit perfect for festive food spreads, and it’s a fun-for-all family activity.
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