Follow us on Facebook for regular updates on the festival. The dates for the next Berry Festival are 11 & 12 February 2017. We will keep you updated on planned events as we get closer to the festival but it will follow a similar format to previous years.

  • The highlight of the weekend is being able to pick your own delicious berries on working farms. Saturday and Sunday 9am – 4pm. No need to book.
  • The fourth Berry Festival Trail Run will have races available for all levels of runner from beginner to expert. The run takes place at Blueberry Heights Farm on Sunday 12 February. Registration from 07:00 – 07:45 and races start at 8. More info.
  • In the village you can visit the market where you can buy berry and local produce, home-made delicacies and village specialities. Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
  • Local restaurants and tea gardens will be serving their own unique berry faire including mouth-watering desserts and tantalising cocktails.
  • Don’t forget to take in some breath-taking sights and have fun exploring our beautiful natural forests and mountain valleys.
  • We are still planning other activities for the weekend so be sure to check back closer to the time or follow us on Facebook for updates.

Pick your own berries at one of the participating farms. There will be fresh raspberries and blueberries to pick on working farms in the area. Seek out the most delicious sun-ripened fruit in the orchards. You can also buy punnets of berries to take home with you. You can also visit an Organic Cheese Dairy Farm and do a cheese tour.

At the Harvest Market in the historic village of Haenertsburg you can buy fresh farm produce, choose from a selection of home-made berry jams, pickles and preserves or visit the many stalls where you can buy organic cheeses, home-made cakes, plants, second-hand books, arts and crafts and many other unique items.

In the village and surrounding areas you can enjoy delightful meals at a number of restaurants and the local pubs. You can also explore the shops where you will find books, gifts and collectibles.

The area is renowned for its spectacular scenery. You can hike or drive through the indigenous forests, go birding, hike in the grasslands, enjoy adventure sports, do some fly-fishing, go horse riding or quad biking.

Pick Your Own Berries and Farm Tours

BLUEBERRIES: Blueberry Heights Farm

Blueberry Heights grows delicious, healthy blueberries in harmony with nature. We are an organically certified producer of export quality fresh and frozen blueberries. Come to the farm to pick your very own perfect blueberries to take home with you. Visitors can also learn about the organic farming methods we employ including our wormery and homemade compost. We are developing our own range of blueberry products including cordial, jam and other products which will be available to purchase. Directions: Take the R71 from Haenertsburg towards Tzaneen. After about 7 km’s the farm is on the right hand side at the A24 turnoff (we’re just up the hill after you pass Stanford Lake College).

The cost will be R60 per adult, R40 for children under 12. Blueberries are also available to purchase R60 for a 500g container. Blueberry Heights will be open from 09h00 until 16h30 on the Friday (10 February 2017), Saturday (11 February 2017) and Sunday (12 February 2017) during the festival. There is no need to book for picking beforehand.

Visit the farm to experience everything from blueberry picking, to live music, to trail running, to throwing gumboots!

Visit the Blueberry Heights Website to see more of what’s on offer.

RASPBERRIES: Kuhestan Organic Farm

Kuhestan is offering a limited amount of people the opportunity to tour the raspberry orchards. There is a limited supply of raspberries available this year.

Cost will R40 per adult and R20 per child under 12 for touring the orchards and tasting a few raspberries. There is also a glass of juice at the end of the tour.

Visit the Kuhestan Website.

CHEESE TOURS: Wegraakbosch Organic Cheese Dairy
Grab the whole family and soak up the countrified charms of this quaint little dairy farm. Take a tour, taste and watch cheese being made in the traditional way! Cows are milked by hand and curds are stirred in a big copper cauldron over a fire. Kids will love checking out the chickens, ducks and geese while the older folk are stocking up on organic cheese and dairy products. You’ll find a tempting array of yoghurt, feta, ricotta, cottage and other hard and soft cheeses. Directions: Take the R71 from Haenertsburg to Tzaneen. After about 5km’s take the turn off left towards Cheerio, continue for 2 km and when the road forks take the road to the right. Download Wegraakbosch Dairy Brochure.