The Lower Orange River region, stretching from Groblershoop, about 100 km south-east from Upington, through towards the west, is South Africa’s most important early grape growing region. It is also the heartland of the farming activities of The Karsten Group.
Here, several farms located over a distance of more than 300 kilometres, produce the finest tables grapes, dates and citrus fruit.
The Karsten Group farms are located over a vast area, following the Orange River as it snakes its way through the rugged desert land west of Upington.
Each of farms has its own unique micro climate that allows them to ensure a constant supply of fresh produce from early until late in the season.
Although table grapes still dominate the production of The Karsten Group farms in the Orange River region, citrus fruit and dates also make significant contributions to the market.
Hectares Under Production
|Table Grapes||Citrus||Crop Rotation||Dates||Lucerne||Raisons / Wine||Runner Crops||Pecan Nuts||Total|
|Roerpersfontein (Prop. Owned)||82||82|
|Yarona (Prop. Owned)||167||169|
|Newgro (Prop. Owned)||156||105||4||268|
|Randeiland (Prop. Owned)||37||37|
|Koekoeb (Prop. Owned)||58||3||61|
|Kromhout (Prop. Owned)||155||14||83||252|
|Mosplaas (Prop. Owned)||375||375|
|Fulham (Prop. Owned)||44||44|
|Shelanu (Prop. Owned)||58||58|
|Raap & Skraap (Prop. Owned)||323||96||15||434|
|Naute (Prop. Managed)||81||52||20||153|
|Green Valley Nuts (Prop. Managed)||476||604||1080|
|Klein Pella (Prop. owned)||119||119||238|