Tru-Cape Heritage Orchard Open Day in March

Sat Mar 4, 10:00 - Sat Mar 4, 12:00

Oak Valley Estate


Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing, the largest marketer of South African apples and pears, is opening its Heritage Orchard of historic apple and pear trees to the public for a guided walkabout hosted by Tru-Cape’s Quality Assurance Manager, Henk Griessel and Buks Nel at Oak Valley Estate in Grabouw on Saturday, March 4 between 10am and 12 noon.

There will be an opportunity to see, pick and taste historic fruit no longer in commercial production.

While there is no charge for the two hour experience, places are limited to 30 people and tickets have to be shown at the gate.

Please note that no bathroom or refreshment facilities are available in the orchard. Please wear sensible walking shoes and be sure to have appropriate weather and sun protection. 
Our book, Apples In The Early Days at the Cape will be avaialble for purchase at R300. Correct cash amount only please.

Important Note: Google Maps directions are not correct. Note these:


Directions to the Tru-Cape Heritage Orchard at Oak Valley Estate, Grabouw/Elgin.


Travel towards Elgin/Grabouw along the N2. Take the turn-off directly opposite Peregrine Farm stall. Travel for about 1km and then turn right onto the R321 in the direction of Villiersdorp.

Travel for another 700 meters down the road and you will see the sign reading Oak Valley/Elgin Station, turn right here.

Follow this paved road until you reach the farm gates.


Once you enter Oak Valley Estate and pass security continue along the road past the wine tasting room on the right, past the Pool Room restaurant on the right and over the railway track. The Tru-Cape Heritage Orchard will be on the right hand side, a few meters further.

Parking is after the entrance to the orchard, on the left, under the oak trees.


GPS 34 9 244S and 19 2 555 E


Please note that the only toilet facilities are at the gates at the entrance to  Oak Valley Estate and there is no seating or toilet facilities in the orchard.



Tru-Cape Heritage Orchard Open Day in March
Oak Valley Estate
Grabouw Place, Pretoria, 0122, South Africa
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