Cappeny Estates is KwaZulu-Natal’s newest and arguably its most popular hydroponic strawberry farm. It is the only commercial strawberry farm in Ballito. Nestled between the rolling hills of iLembe and the Indian Ocean, a visit to Cappeny Estates is exciting as it is inspiring. The 17-hectare farm was built entirely from scratch by the Gumede Family, who are first-generation farmers and proud members of the Ballito community.
Yoliswa and Xolani Gumede's journey is one of research, courage and passion. It is an idea that began its first steps in 2010, in a region not synonymous for growing strawberries but sugar cane. What started from a broad vision led to extensive worldwide travels in research to various strawberry farms. Converting this vision into reality has resulted in Cappeny Estates featuring on several local and global media platforms. This is Cappeny Estates’ strawberry farming journey.
In addition to supplying stores and the public with fresh strawberries, the Gumedes produce dried strawberry bars, baked strawberry granola and strawberry jam. Cappeny Estates products are available at the following stores
• Spar Lifestyle
• Spar Umhlanga
• Hillcrest Kwikspar
• Food Lovers Ballito
• Healthy Umhlanga
• Lifestyle health at Lifestyle Centre
• Tree Café Ballito Junction
• Tree Café Umhlanga
• Health @ Tiffany’s in Umhlali
Visit their website at: http://www.cappenyestates.com/