Fred Badenhorst and his son Hein continue the tradition of a long line of farmers in a family who have lived off the soil and its bounty for generations. They saw the unique micro climate of the Prince Albert district producing beautiful figs, grapes, pomegranates and citrus – and realised that olives would be a natural fit.
They researched and followed international best practice in order to establish orchards and continue to harvest and process the fruit according to these high standards.
Apart from Prince Albert Olives, Fred and Hein farm free range sheep, cattle and game in the Prince Albert district and near Somerset East in the Eastern Cape. Hein and cousin Adi Badenhorst produce wine under the AA Badenhorst Family Wines and Secateurs labels in the Swartland appellation.