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February 2017

South Africa: Tru-Cape opens Heritage Orchard to the public

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 tour, hosted by Tru-Cape’s Quality Assurance Manager, Henk Griessel, and New Varietal Expert, Buks Nel, at the Oak Valley Estate in Grabouw on Saturday, February 4 between 10am and 12noon.

There will be an opportunity to see 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 must be shown at the gate.

Please note that no seating, bathroom or refreshment facilities are available in the orchard. Please wear sensible walking shoes and be sure to have appropriate weather and sun protection.

Perhaps also consider visiting The Apple Museum in Grabouw. Contact Norma on 021 848 9060 to arrange a museum visit or, to make a reservation for lunch at The Pool Room restaurant on Oak Valley Estate., contact: 021 859 4111 or

Booking for the Tru-Cape Heritage Orchard Open Day via or this link

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