Rekopane Estates is 100% owned by Dole South Africa since July 2018. The farm is situated in the Northern Cape, north of the Orange River between Upington and Keimoes and is conveniently accessible from the N14 national road, 25km from Upington Airport with sub divisional roads crossing the farm.

The estate consists of 4 farms: Naftali, Summerdown, McTaggert’s Camp and Sonplaas. The properties are located on Kanoneiland with a total of ±609 hectare. This farm presents us with an ideal opportunity to control our own early grape season to the market.  Table grapes are harvested here between November and January.

Key Statistics

REKOPANE GRAPES
TOTAL HA 609
PLANTED HA 223.73
CURRENT PRODUCTION (cartons) 400 000
FUTURE PRODUCTION (cartons) 550 000
PERMANENT EMPLOYEES 90
PEAK TIME EMPLOYEES 600
VARIETIES Prime
Tawny Seedless
  Sugraone (SUPERIOR SEEDLESS®)
  Thompson Seedless
  Sheegene 13 (Timco™)
  Sugrathirteen (MIDNIGHT BEAUTY®)
  Arrafifteen
  Sugrathirtyfive (AUTUMNCRISP®)
  Sable Seedless

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 basic level)

Social Environment

Continuous improvement of the community activities at Rekopane Estates.

Production Calendar