AAA is situated adjacent to Klipbank in the Northern Cape between Kakamas and Augrabies. The farm is conveniently accessible off the N14 national road, approximately 100 km from Upington Airport.

Dole South Africa has a long term lease on AAA since 2015 through to January 2024. Grapes are harvested here between November and January and citrus between May and July.

The management and staff are committed to following Dole’s vision, business goals and values and adhering to our international farming standards.

Key Statistics – Grapes

 AAA GRAPES CITRUS
TOTAL HA 2101
PLANTED HA 74,91 39.77
CURRENT PRODUCTION (cartons) 180 000  55,000
FUTURE PRODUCTION (cartons) 316 000 73,000
PERMANENT EMPLOYEES 32 0
PEAK TIME EMPLOYEES 300 40
NEW VARIETIES  Tawny Seedless Nadorcott
Early Sweet
Sheegene 13
(TIMCO®)

Production Certifications

GlobalG.A.P. (IFA 5.0)
Tesco NURTURE (v Apr 10 Conventional)
Field to Fork
SIZA (ethical and labour audit)
Global Standard Food Safety, July 2015 Issue 7 (BRC Intermediate level)

Social Environment

Continuous improvement of community services

Production Calendar

VARIETY – Grapes November December January
Prime circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Early Sweet circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Flame Seedless circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-red_s circle-red_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Sugraone
(SUPERIOR SEEDLESS)
circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Thompson Seedless circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Victoria circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
VARIETY – Citrus May June July
Star Ruby grapefruit circle-pink_s circle-pink_s circle-pink_s circle-pink_s circle-pink_s circle-pink_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Turkey Valencias circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Bennie Valencias circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Midknight Valencias circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s circle-orange_s
Nadorcott mandarins circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s