Redberry Farms

Redberry Farm is a commercial strawberry grower and popular family entertainment venue. Nestled in the town of George in the Garden Route is one of the most remarkable attractions in South Africa.  The maze consists of seven strawberry stations, a 25m underground tunnel and a look-out point to be found within 10,000m of pathways. The hedges are grown from over 30,000 Syzygium Paniculatum plants.

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Tame

Disabled Friendly

No

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No

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Explore the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere!

Nestled in the town of George in the Garden Route is one of the most remarkable attractions in South Africa.  The maze consists of seven strawberry stations, a 25m underground tunnel and a look-out point to be found within 10,000m of pathways. The hedges are grown from over 30,000 Syzygium Paniculatum plants.

How does the maze work?

The objective of the maze is not to find the exit, like in a traditional maze, but rather to find all seven stations hidden inside.  You will receive a maze card which you must clip at each station.  Each station has a unique shape, so unfortunately no short cuts!  There is a reward for those who find all seven stations.

The maze consists of seven strawberry stations, a 25m underground tunnel and a look-out point to be found within 10,000m of pathways. Bubble Ball is a fun water activity for older kids and teens.

Step inside the inflatable ball and use your balancing skills to roll across the farm dam or stick close to the pier and run on one spot… just make sure not to fall through the hole!

Zip around the dam in our fun motorised bumper boats.

Great for summer time and hot days, our bumper boats are positioned on the dam with the Bubble Ball. Have fun bumping into the other boats or simply steer across the water.

Our furry friends are very cute, and love to nibble!

The rabbit enclosure is situated near to the playground and also includes guinea pigs.  Children are welcome to greet the rabbits and watch or feed them.

Rabbit food is available from the Farm Stall.

Have a family ride around the pedal go cart track.

The pedal go-carts come in children and adult sizes so that the whole family can enjoy riding around the track together.

Experience picking your own strawberries fresh out of the fields with the majestic Outeniqua Mountains as your backdrop.

Choose a container size at the farm stall and head off to the strawberry picking rows where the real fun begins.  We grow a range of strawberry varieties and each variety is unique with differences in size and taste.

Our well-equipped wooden playground amuses little ones for hours as they immerse themselves in outdoor play.

The playground is situated on the lawns of the tea garden so that you can keep an eye on your little ones as they play.

Meet Starlight and Gizmo, our resident ponies.

Join Starlight or Gizmo on a stroll down the paddock with a view of the strawberry fields and surrounding nature.

Our miniature railway has 800m of track that winds around the strawberry field and into a tunnel, providing plenty of fun and adventure!

The mini train, known as the Redberry Express, has become one of the most popular activities for young and old at Redberry Farm. Listen out for the train whistle as it goes choo choo down the track. A lawnmower engine is used to power the train and move the carriages along the track.

Redberry Farm is a commercial strawberry grower and popular family entertainment venue.

We offer family friendly activities such as pick your own strawberries, the largest hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere, a tea garden and farm stall, the Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar, mini train rides, a large outdoor playground, pedal go carts, bumper boats, paddle boats and bubble ball on the dam as well as pony rides.  Our holiday accommodation is ideal for families wanting to experience the peaceful nature of the farm within close vicinity to entertainment options.

Commercially, over 400 tons of strawberries are produced each year and supplied to stores across the country. Strawberry jams, syrups and other exclusive strawberry products are produced on the farm.

History of Redberry Farm

The land that Redberry Farm is built upon has a rich history. ?Redberry Farm was established in 2001 by Dave Cruse and Mark Miller who purchased the land from a dairy farm. ?An old mushroom pack house was purchased and converted to process strawberries. ?The Redberry farm stall was launched inside?the original dairy building while our existing tea garden kitchen used to be the dairy and the area where the coffee bar?is located used to be a holding pen for cows. ?The party lapa was the carving pen for the cows giving birth.

The accommodation cottage is over 120 years old and was built by C.J. Langenhoven’s family, who originally lived in it. ?Additions have been made to extend and modernise the building, but the original structure is still intact, with?the thick walls and the Fisherman’s cottage shape.? There used to be a wood oven built into the wall in the lounge area, where a white cupboard now stands.?A number of the Langenhoven family graves have been preserved on the premises.

All of the trees were planted and the garden was landscaped transforming the Kikuyu pastures into beautiful lawns and gardens.

Slowly more land was acquired, the strawberry fields were extended and every few years upgrades to the farm stall and coffee bar buildings were made.

Rows and rows of strawberries now cover the land, and smaller pockets have recently been repurposed for growing raspberries and blackberries. The tourism staff team has grown from 3 people in early 2002 to 24 permanent staff excluding seasonal and casual workers.

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