Pick Your Own Strawberries!

Pick Your Own Strawberries

OPEN SATURDAYS ONLY

08h00 – 16h00 

Visitors to Mooihoek Strawberry Farm can come and pick their own fresh strawberries during the summer holiday.

NO booking is required but we recommended that you book if your group is larger than 15 people.

Simply purchase a tub from the Farm Stall and head off to the designated strawberry picking fields where all the fun happens.  Please note that only persons who purchase a tub are allowed in the picking fields (Children under 3 are allowed to share a tub).  Please,remember your face masks.  No mask no entry.

Essential Information

Opening Times

Open 24, 25 & 26 September, thereafter open every Saturday 

8:00 to 16:00.

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS

Open daily from 16 December 2020 until 9 January 2021, but still closed on Sundays

8:00 to 16:00.

The earlier the better, remember it’s the early bird that catches the worm, in this case the cool fresh strawberry.

CLOSED ON SUNDAYS and Christmas day.

Open on all other public holidays.

SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY

Due to weather conditions and the number of visitors we receive it is difficult to predict strawberry volumes available.  Please bear with unpredictable circumstances.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates.

Directions to Mooihoek

Take the Hankey Turnoff from the N2 Highway.

(R331 from Port Elizabeth or R330 from Humansdorp)

Drive for approximately 24km (17 minutes) until you reach a 4 way stop with the SPAR visible on your right side. Follow the road towards Patensie.

You may notice Hankey schools to your left and right just before the Brown Mooihoek Strawberry Icon signpost on your left.

Also look out for a big green signpost for Backhousehoek, Milton and Vensterhoek.

Turn left and carry on for another 5 minutes following the Strawberry Icon signs.

Park your vehicle in the designated parking area.

Self-Pick Prices

Entrance to Mooihoek is FREE. Only persons who have purchased a tub are allowed into the fields.  Children under 3 are allowed to share a tub with mom or dad.

Small Tub: R30.00
Large Tub: R40.00

Card facilities are available.

Food & Drinks

Our kiosk is located near the fields and sells the most delicious ice cold & fresh smoothies, strawberry juice, water, frozen and dried berries as well as homemade snacks such as strawberry cheesecake, mini hamburgers and lots more to enjoy there under the shade.  Please, no outside food and drinks will be allowed.

There will be something for all to make this an unforgettable experience for yourself and the rest of the visitors.

Please see our rules

Wheelchair Access

We welcome wheelchair users to Mooihoek, however our grounds can be uneven.  We want our guests with special needs to have as much fun as possible, and there will be enough space along the strawberry blocks where they can operate.  

Please ask our Berry Crew for assistance.  They will show you where to park and help in any way possible.  Unfortunately we do not currently have a disabled toilet available.

What to Bring

Your whole family. ?
Sunscreen, Hat, umbrella, comfortable shoes and a lot money to spoil yourself.  Please, no outside food and drinks allowed.  Support our kiosk next to the fields.

NO MASK NO ENTRY!

Comfy Clothing.

It can become very hot in the full sun, so wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Bring an umbrella to protect against the sun and it can be handy when it rains, especially if you have young children with you.

Remember a hat & sunscreen. We have limited shaded areas close to the fields.

Pick Your Own: Rules

  • Face mask must be worn at all times
  • Sanitize hands upon entry
  • Practice social distancing
  • Each person requires their OWN tubs before entering the fields
  • NO SHARING (unless you are under 3 years old)
  • Do not overfill. Overfill of tubs will be removed
  • Only pick in marked picking zones
  • No other containers will be allowed on the fields
  • No picking in hats & caps
  • No refilling
  • No jumping on or over rows
  • No plant material to be taken
  • No pets allowed on the farm
  • Please, no outside food and drinks allowed
  • No alcohol allowed
  • No Smoking or vaping allowed anywhere on farm
  • Please respect neigbouring farms and refrain from picking their fruit.

Hints and Tips

  • Arrive early in the mornings while the strawberries are nice and cool!
  • Look through the plants, moving the leaves away to search for the best berries
  • Choose strawberries that are bright red without a white shoulder
  • Inspect the strawberry to make sure it looks healthy.
  • Break the strawberry off by holding the stalk between your thumb and index finger using a snapping motion

Download our “Essential Information” info-graphic here for easy reference and sharing with your friends!

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