We have over three decades of experience in cultivating succulent table grapes and citrus products. We started out owning one citrus farm in the Western Cape, moved on to several independent fruit farms and now include produce from across South Africa in our offering.

By continually supplying our clients with a choice of new and exclusive varieties of hard citrus, soft citrus and table grapes, the demand for our company’s products keeps rising, enabling us to increase availability to consistently and reliably supply clients with our produce. This also confirms our company’s position as an established leader in fruit farming.

 
Farms
 
Klipbult
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Klipbult is situated near Swellendam in the Overberg region. The production of soft citrus on this farm has been increased significantly over the past few years to 120ha.

Cultivars produced

  • Satsumas
  • Clementines – Clemenpons, Nules
  • Mandarins – Nova seedless
  • Late navels – Autumn Gold, Cambria
  • Late mandarins – Nadorcott, Orri

Climate
Located in a winter rainfall area, harvesting starts in mid-March with the satsumas and generally ends in mid-September.

Mandaryn
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Mandaryn is close to the town of Riviersonderend in the Overberg region and produces citrus from a plantation of 86,22 hectares.

Cultivars produced

  • Satsumas
  • Clementines – nules, marisol
  • Late mandarins – Nadorcott, Orri

Climate
The area has a Mediterranean climate with a winter rainfall pattern. Harvesting takes place from mid-March to mid-June and again during August.

Radyn
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Close to the town of Clanwilliam in the Olifants RiverValley, Radyn is a producer of citrus and table grapes. The farm also has a grape packing facility on-site, and a citrus pack house, Wespak, on the farm.

Cultivars produced

  • Satsumas
  • Clementines – nules
  • Late mandarins – Nadorcotts

Climate
The area has moderate winters and very hot summers, with temperatures reaching up to 52°C. The harvesting season for citrus starts around the beginning of April for the satsumas, and finishes at the beginning of September when the Nadorcotts and Valencias are harvested. The grape harvesting season starts in December and ends in the first week of March.

Welverdiend
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Welverdiend is a citrus farm that lies close to the West Coast in the vicinity of Clanwilliam in the Olifants River Valley. The farm produces citrus from a plantation of 82.5 hectares.

Cultivars produced

  • Lemons
  • Mid-season and late navels
  • Late mandarins – Nadorcott
  • Valencias – Midnight, Delta
  • Grapefruit – Star Ruby

Climate
Although the climate is moderate for the region, very high temperatures can be reached during summer. Harvesting starts end of April and lasts until September.

Zandberg
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Zandberg is part of a black economic empowerment (BEE) venture and its success is a point of pride for Suiderland Plase. The Zandberg Trust was established as a shared ownership initiative with 55 permanent workers appointed in BEE partner positions. Being co-owners of the farm, the workers not only profit from the farm’s harvests, they also receive formal training in business principals as part of this worker empowerment project. Zandberg is located near the town of Clanwilliam, close to the West Coast. Zandberg produces citrus from a plantation of 26.5 hectares.

Cultivars produced

  • Late mandarin – Nadorcott
  • Late navel – Cambria, Midnight

Climate
Reaching high temperatures in the summer and with a winter rainfall, harvesting season at Zandberg starts with Nadorcott at the end of July, followed by Cambrias in August.

Ferland
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In the 2013/14 season, 20 hectares of citrus (Nadorcott) orchard were established and in the 2018/19 season, 16 hectares of Bela Late were established on Ferland. A joint venture between the Steenebrug Workers’ Trust and Suiderland Plase was established to farm the citrus orchards and to assist with the application to license boreholes on the farm. An additional 20 hectares of citrus were planted and the Steenebrug Workers’ Trust will share in 35% of the profit in the joint venture. Suiderland Plase funded the establishment of the orchards.

Cultivars produced

  • Late mandarins – Nadorcott
  • Satsuma – Bella Satsuma
Mooi Uitsig
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The farm is situated at Buffeljagsrivier near the town of Swellendam and produces citrus from a plantation of 53.37 hectares . The 1st harvest of its 23 hectares was celebrated in July 2017.

Cultivars produced

Current plantings:

  • Late mandarin – Nadorcott (16.32 hectares) and Orri (16.72 hectares)
  • Clementines – Marisol (10.2ha)
  • Bela Late (10.14ha)

Climate
The area enjoys a subtropical climate. Harvesting of both cultivars start at the first week of July and finish at the beginning of September.

Loreley
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Loreley, a recently established farm in the Gouda area near Porterville, will be in production by 2022. Suiderland Plase has a joint venture with a producer partner, with each owning 50% of the shares.

Leeurivier
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Leeurivier, near Riviersonderend, was recently established as a joint venture with a producer partner, each holding 50% of the shares. The farm will be in production by 2022.

Our aim is to keep thriving – our production outline indicates where we aim to grow.