The van der Merwe tradition continues...

Boplaas Estate is in the heart of the Kouebokkeveld, just past Ceres and the tiny hamlet, Op-die-Berg. Established in 1743, Boplaas is home to more than quality export fruit and old-fashioned values. As the oldest family business in South Africa, we have stood the test of time and offer you the knowledge and dedication of an unbroken lineage of 10 generations of farmers on this beautiful, fertile land. 

The quality of Boplaas fruit speaks for itself, locally and internationally. The freezing cold winters and balmy summers in the pristine Winterberg Mountains make our apples, citrus, pears and peaches the juiciest and sweetest in the valley. 


Historically, the proud old homestead at Boplaas is the original home of the van der Merwe family. This national monument is open to visitors by appointment. It's also home to the work of one of South Africa's most acclaimed Afrikaans poets, Boerneef. Read more about our history and our kinsman poet here.

Welcome to our family.





Export Fruit

Cultivation & Packing 

Books &






Our Vision & Mission

At Boplaas, our family and business visions combine: to live honestly and respectfully as God's grateful stewards of the land; to anchor a sustainable business for future generations by creating a balanced and shared vision between enterprise and family values & to produce and market quality products and services in harmony with nature. We strive to live and work with honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, respect and fairness. By consistently improving technology and innovation, we stay ahead of the competition and can offer you world-class quality.

Farm-Fresh News

The Long-lasting Success of Responsible Stewardship


November 12, 2020

Our latest great success - Africa's first floating solar plant


March 4, 2019

Our Franschhoek farm just went off-grid. For us, there's no looking back from here. 

Family businesses are the backbone of most world economies

By André Diederichs 

September 9, 2018

Western Cape Young Farmer

of the Year Award 2015

By Glenneis Kriel

May 28, 2015

A fruit farmer from the Koue Bokkeveld, Carl van der Merwe, was named the Western Cape Young Farmer of the Year.