Klipbank is adjacent to AAA and located 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 Klipbank until January 2024.  Grapes are harvested here between November and January and Citrus is harvested 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

KLIPBANK GRAPES CITRUS
 TOTAL HA 150
 PLANTED HA 51,16 41,63
 CURRENT PRODUCTION (cartons) 240 000 55 000
 FUTURE PRODUCTION (cartons) 222 000 106 000
 PERMANENT EMPLOYEES 30 1
 PEAK TIME EMPLOYEES 261 33
 NEW VARIETIES Early Sweet Nadorcott
SABLE SEEDLESS®
MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®

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 – Grapes

VARIETY – Grapes November December January
Prime circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Early Sweet circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Flame Seedless circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-red_s circle-red_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-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_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-green_s circle-green_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Sugratwelve
(COACHELLA 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
Sugrathirteen
(MIDNIGHT BEAUTY)
circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-purple_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s
Sugrasixteen
(SABLE SEEDLESS)
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Red Globe circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-white_s circle-red_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