Boschoek Farm is a 160-hectare subtropical avocado and macadamia nut farm situated just below the Magoebaskloof escarpment close to the town of Tzaneen.
Georg Roberg purchased Boschoek Farm in 1926 after emigrating from Germany. A few years later, he returned to Germany for two weeks to find a wife. In 1939 the young family returned to Germany on a family visit. Because they had taken up British citizenship in South Africa, they were as a result forced to remain in their original hometown of Everswinkel for the duration of World War II. It was 1946 before the family could return to South Africa. The farm was run down from neglect and the family then had to restart farming operation from scratch. Originally the farm produced timber with a sawmill powered by a hydroelectric plant on the river. In the late 1950’s the sawmill burnt down. With the loss of the sawmill, more valuable products were added like citrus and vegetables.
Ron and Inge Lunt (daughter of Georg Roberg) moved to the farm after their marriage in 1958 to take over operations. Several years of lemon over-production, diseases and poor citrus prices, in the late 1960’s, forced Ron and Inge look to avocados, pecan nuts and macadamia nuts as alternative crops.
The original farmhouse was built in the early 1930’s and in the 1970’s the main farmhouse was extended to the structure that exists today. Ron designed the Mexican motif that tied the building together. His son-in-law, Andrew, landscaped the garden.
Enjoy staying in the original homestead at Boschoek Farm.
Order our farm products and other local products from our shop, Fresh from the Farm.