Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in South Africa?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of thoses in South Africa, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activitites, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), coffee or to donate to both the Socuts and U.S. miltary troops, click here and help the scouts!

Updates for February 2017

Although most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes are now closed,  it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. In the meantime, you may find a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!.

The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

 

The Eastern Cape Province

The Free State Province

Gauteng Province

  • The Urban Farm - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, U-pick and already picked
    5a Glasgow Road Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng 2092. Phone: 074-208-6726. Email: yoda@discoverymail.co.za. Open: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment; December 1 to March 31. Directions: Near Melvile, Sofiatown, Westdene Dam. Strawberries November 1 to December 20 Grapes February 1 to March 1. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, only. A smallish private garden with an emphasis on heritage and unusual varieties.

KwaZulu-Natal Province

Limpopo Province

Mpumalanga Province

The Northern Cape Province

North West Province

The Western Cape Province

 

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