Strawberry Picking at Mooiberge Strawberry Farm


 

Mooiberge Strawberry Farm, Stellenbosch

 

Dating back to the 1900s, this farm has been famed for their best strawberry harvests in South Africa.


October, a few years ago myself and a group of my friends from Varsity ventured to Cape Town for a wedding. This fun seeking crazy bunch of friends decided to make a 6 day holiday out of it to explore the region and all that it had offered. Danielle had her heart set on going strawberry picking in Stellenbosch. She loved artsy things and was always on the look out for unique activities to do around South Africa. The idea of strawberry picking in SA had never crossed my mind before this, and at that stage I wouldn't have ranked it as an enjoyable afternoon outing. Especially, since Cape Town had many other cooler things to do.

That was until - I actually went!

We popped in for a quick brunch stop in Somerset to visit a friend who had moved to Cape Town, after our varsity days had ended. After a lot of laughs and full bellies, our quest to find something different to do began! I was thrilled!


Driving down the R44 leaving Somerset you can't miss the Mooiberge Strawberry Farm tucked away in the picturesque mountain ranges and amongst a few magnificent wine farms.



We were amused by the off beat and widely creative scarecrows that were scattered across the farms picking fields. Some were riding bicycles, working in the fields, riding tractors and some where just simply hanging out with some unique colourful animal characters. Camera in hand, I can see why these scarecrows are the most photographed set in the world.