Krokodilsdrift Boerdery (trading as KDB Farm) is a small agricultural enterprise situated in the beautiful Loskop Dam Valley in the Sekhukhune District of Limpopo, in the North of South Africa. Bordering the Olifants River, the farm and surrounding area receive a reliable source of irrigation water from the Loskop Dam. The farm has been in family ownership since 1963, thus celebrating more than 50 years of operation.
We strongly believe in solid agricultural and labour practices and therefore firmly hold to the ethics and values promoted by bodies such as Unashamedly Ethical (who promotes ethics, values and clean living); SIZA (who focuses on sustainable agriculture in South Africa); and Global G.A.P. (whose objective it is to ensure safe, sustainable agricultural production worldwide).
In all our practices we strive to farm in harmony with nature and balance the biological and chemical use of fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides.
Our main export products in full production are lemons and grapes. We are currently expanding the citrus by planting other varieties such as mandarins, navel lates and valencias.
All our products are packed on the farm to the client’s specifications in modern packhouses and by using the latest technology to ensure a product of excellent quality.
Our grapes are exported mainly by the companies Dole and Star South to the UK, Europe, Canada, Russia and the Far and Middle East.
We produce the following grape cultivars:
- Prime Seedless (early white seedless)
- Starlight Seedless (early red seedless)
- Midnight Beauty (mid-season black seedless)
- Adora (late black seedless)
- Scarlotta (late red seedless)
Harvesting is normally from week 45 for the earlier cultivars and up to week 3 for the later ones.
Probably the most versatile citrus fruit available, lemons play a major part in food and drink, health and beauty, and decorating.
Current cultivars are Eureka, Lisbon and Genoa. Harvesting can be from as early as week 14 and continue for a couple of weeks up to week 26.
We export Lemons to Europe, Canada, the East and Russia.