Hillcrest Berries


From a Former Hobby to Developing a Berry Cultivation

“What started as packing fresh berries in their kitchen has grown into a countrywide operation.”

Our Story

The story of Hillcrest Berries Orchards Farm is one of passion, perseverance, and a love for the land. It all began when Raymond O’Grady, a former human resources and public relations professional, and Betty O’Grady, an academic with a background in French and Francophone African writing, embarked on a journey to turn their hobby into a thriving business.

What started as packing fresh berries in their kitchen has grown into a countrywide operation, supplying fresh and frozen berries, jams, condiments, and sauces, while also exporting to niche markets. Yet, at the heart of their endeavor remains the farm, where visitors can indulge in the unparalleled setting and savor the flavors from the restaurant terrace.

Raymond’s enthusiasm for berry cultivation was unwavering, and he dedicated himself to expanding his knowledge through trial and error, devouring literature, and visiting orchards around the globe. His passion and determination have earned him recognition as an acknowledged authority in the field, and South African food lovers owe him a debt of gratitude for introducing them to the world of berry bliss beyond strawberries and cape gooseberries.

Family Run Berry Farm

Hillcrest Berries Orchards Farm is more than just a business; it’s our family legacy. From the hands-on approach to harvesting to the care and dedication infused into every product, our family’s touch is felt throughout the entire operation, ensuring that every visit and every bite is an authentic and unforgettable experience.

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Visit One of the Best Kept Secrets in the Stellenbosch Winelands

Hillcrest Berries Orchards Farm invites you to experience the true essence of a family-run berry farm.

Our passion to traditional methods have made us renowned for making some of the finest jams in South Africa.