Ben Nevis is not only the second oldest cherry farm in South Africa but, in 1996, became the only farm in the area with its own licensed cellar. While some aficionados may have already sampled these unique alcoholic cherry beverages at food markets and cheese and wine festivals in other parts of the country, a visit to this farm is a must for most Ficksburg festival-goers.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||CAFE CHOCOLAT
7 Fontein St, Ficksburg, 9730
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive before 15 minute for a prompt departure at scheduled time|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately after 3 Hours|
|WEAR||Comfortable summer clothing, hat and sunscreen.|
As part of the tour, visitors can ramble through the orchards and then go on to an informative tour of the packing shed. After that, you can relax for a while in the shady tea garden. Those with an agricultural bent will be interested to learn about the various cultivars, such as Bing and Royal Dawn, and the fact that it takes a young cherry tree at least seven years to mature.
After sipping the products at the farm shop visitors are sure to have nothing but sweet memories of
this farm tour.