Fruit pickings and leisurely lunches at De Krans this summer

Summer brings with it many wonderful things. Long lazy days at the pool, sipping ice cold cocktails, leisurely lunches and of course delectably sweet seasonal fruit.

Look no further than De Krans Wines in Calitzdorp – currently TripAdvisor’s top destination to visit when in the region – for two of these summer sensations. During the months of November through to February De Krans invites visitors to partake in a farm favourite of picking seasonal fruit.

From 14 November to 1 December the Bulida apricots will be available to pick at R7.50 per kg. If you prefer peaches best you diarise 15 to 27 December when the Oom Sarel cling peaches will be ready for perfect pickings at R8.00 per kg. Kickstart 2019 with picking your share of super sweet Hanepoot grapes at R8.50 per kg. These grapes are expected to be ready for picking throughout February, but we advise contacting the farm in early January to get exact dates. All dates are weather dependent, and may change slightly at short notice. To ensure you don’t miss out on the fun activity suited to the whole family, it is advisable to contact the farm prior to your planned visit, to confirm the picking dates. 

The perfect family outing, De Krans will be open seven days a week from 9am until 4pm for the picking of these fruits, with the exception of Christmas Day.

A day out in the orchards is guaranteed to work up an appetite. The De Krans Deli and Bistro, situated at the farm, is home to a selection of delicious country cuisine and guaranteed to keep hunger at bay. Guests can look forward to hearty, wholesome dishes, ranging from a variety of delicious breakfast options, open deli sandwiches, light lunches, a selection of gourmet burgers and seasonal salads. All the dishes have been paired to be enjoyed with wines from the De Krans range, creating the perfect food and wine pairing. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to keep an eye out for the delicious desserts on offer.

The deli offers visitors a wide selection of only the finest products sourced in and around Calitzdorp and the Klein Karoo. These include local cheeses, as well as olives, olive oil, canned and dried fruit, and preserves. Other treats include homemade rusks, Calitzdorp honey and other delicious gems from the area.

Visitors can choose to sit indoors or outside in the shade of the trellised Hanepoot vineyard. There is also a playground for children, making De Krans a wonderful place for the whole family to visit this summer.

De Krans is also home to a range of superb wines and port-style wines and your visit won’t be complete without sampling some to add to your collection. Favourites include the award-winning Cape Tawny Limited Release and Tritonia Blend. For something completely different and an alternative to a bubbly, why not try the Premium White or Red Moscato Perlé wines. The entire range of De Krans ports and wines can be purchased directly from the cellar during this time. Should you not be able to make the trip to Calitzdorp, the wines are available to order online at, or from many retail outlets nationwide.  

For more information contact the farm on 044 213 3314, or email at

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