Situated on the original Schuitdrift farm, [Southern Farms] is the largest and flagship producer in the group. Both table grapes and dates are produced. Southern Farms was initiated in 1995 on virgin soil, it is the first purpose-designed table grape farm on the Orange River/Namibian Border, producing amongst the earliest grapes in Southern Africa. Two varieties of dates are grown: Medjool and Zamli.
Orange Falls, the original farm in the group, was the pioneer of table grape farming on the Orange River; it is where the group’s reputation of excellence began. Orange Falls is in Augrabies, in the Northern Cape.
Formally an independent producer and now part of the Southern Farms group, Trawal enables SCMM to extend its supply to the international markets by a further 3 months. Trawal is in the Olifants River district, a region renowned for red grape varieties, which are enjoying increasing demand in the UK.
In addition to the group’s properties, SCMM is proudly associated with independent growers, primarily in the Hex River