The Farm

The Farm

Summerfields Farm comprises 100 acres of rolling hills running down to the river, with orchards of macadamia and litchi trees and granadilla plantations.  Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa take up only a small portion of the farm.

The owners of Summerfields Estate, Andre and Ilse, and their children Natia and Antoine have a vision to create an environment where active farming and warm hospitality can co-exist in a wonderfully unique way. This remains a work-in-progress, and we are constantly on the lookout for improvements and new dynamic developments

Join us for a farm tour:


Guided tours of our farm and rose tunnel are available by request.
Includes main course lunch and gift.

The Farm

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Organic Growing

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Organic Growing

At Summerfields we strive to produce as much of our own produce as we can for use in the restaurants, or source from reputable local suppliers. We grow most of our organic vegetables on the farm. This means we only use our own compost, which is made from leaves, husks, organic manure, and the use of thousands of little earthworms. We do not use any synthetic fertilisers or chemicals to control insects, rather we concentrate on the health of the soil and plant material, and encourage natural predators such as bats to control insects.

Our folio feeds include earthworm ‘tea’, which we spray onto our roses, vegetables, nuts and fruits. This not only gives much needed nutrients to the plants, but enhances the vegetables and fruits’ quality, colour and taste.

We have our own free-range hens  - bred to withstand harsh South African conditions, and you’ll notice the deep, intense yellow, almost orange colour of the yolk. This means they had to search for their food, they certainly won’t get it force-fed.

We grow seasonal vegetables, and there is always some to share with passers-by. Just ask what may be available.

We export macadamia nuts, litchis and passion fruit to Europe, and use this produce in our food, in value-added products such as chocolates, sorbets and ice-creams, cakes and puddings. Our products are for sale on the property

We are Global Gap accredited and adhere to their health, safety and hygiene practices

Roses

Summerfields grows its own roses, including some very unusual varieties. These add to the romantic aspect of our property, enhancing it visually and creating an atmosphere of love and happiness.

Our roses are for sale direct to the public:

  • R80 for 40cm bunch
  • R90 for 50cm bunch
  • R100 for 60cm bunch 

Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.

Roses Order Form

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