Horticulture in South Africa
SA is the 8th largest wine producing nation in the world. This country supplies around 3% of the world’s wine. South Africa’s wine and spirits industry is one of the most developed in the world. About 4,500 grape producers had 103,300 hectares of land under cultivation, making South Africa the 20th largest wine growing area in the world.
Table Mountain, standing at 3560ft high, is one of the world’s most recognisable natural icons, with its distinctive flat top (which gives it its name). Popular with tourists and locals alike, it offers a choice of either the five minute cable car ride or a day’s hike up to the top. Riding up, you can appreciate the spectacular views as the cableway has rotating floors and enormous windows
The charming town of Simon’s in False Bay has a distinctly colonial air with its small shops, cafes and quaint Victorian houses lining the main street. Named after the Dutch Governor Simon van der Stel, Simon’s Town has been an important naval base and harbour for both the Royal Naval and the Cape Town Navy. The harbour itself has a picturesque Waterfront area flanked by shops and restaurants that offer al fresco dining right on the waters edge.
Cape Town is known to offer some of the best beaches in the world with soft sand and crystal clear waters providing sun-lovers the ideal conditions for relaxing and soaking up the sunshine. The various beaches in Cape Town offer very different experiences. The False Bay coastline is quiet and laid back with warmer waters making it ideal for families with small children.
Hazyview is a town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province which is ideally situated just a few kilometres outside the Kruger National Park. Hazyview derives its name from the summer haze that envelopes the low bush land.This town is synonymous with banana farming.
Paarl, town, Western Cape province, South Africa east of Cape Town on the Groot-Berg River between the Paarl Mountain and the Drakenstein Range. Settled in 1688 by Huguenots, who introduced viticulture,it is still known for its vineyards and wine making; it also produces citrus fruits, tobacco, and olives.
Piketberg is less than two hours drive from Cape Town.The rural town of Piketberg and its surrounding areas offers varied horticultural possibilities.Here you will visit a table grape production unit, a selected fruit farm and a farm where open vegetables are produced
Duiker Island is an Island off Hout Bay near Cape Town. The island is renowned for its marine wildlife such as birds and fur seal. It is visited regularly by tourists and photographers by boat via Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay harbour.
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