Redberry Maze in George hailed as one of the most amazing in the world

April 27, 2023 (Last Updated: July 17, 2023)

Redberry Farm, situated in George, has been celebrated for one of its more unique features: a massive hedge maze. Great Gardens of the World recognised it as one of the most impressive and challenging of its kind, once again putting South Africa on the map.

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The Redberry Farm Hedge Maze consists of seven stations, a 25-meter underground tunnel and features a giant strawberry with a lookout point, all to be found within the 10km pathways. The hedges are grown from over 30 000 Syzgium Paniculatum plants.

The design of the maze was conceptualised and crafted by Redberry owner Mark Miller and former farm manager Jonathan Grey. It was planted in 2010 and only opened publicly in 2013. It took three years for the trees to grow to an appropriate height and to be classified as a maze.

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The objective of Redberry Farm’s Hedge Maze is to find your way out, much like a conventional maze. However, what sets it apart is the quest to locate all seven concealed strawberry stations inside. Upon discovering each station, visitors can stamp their maze card with a symbol. It’s imperative to note that, in order to receive a reward at the end, a stamped maze card with seven unique icons must be presented.

A maze adventure costs R40 per person and must be booked in advance. The ± half-hour walk is suitable for children and the elderly alike. From strawberry picking to bumper boats, Redberry Farm — a Garden Route gem — has plenty on offer, in addition to its leafy attraction. There are also shops and multiple eateries on the premise, perfect for a full day out.

In winter, Redberry Farm hosts a Moonlight Maze event, where you’ll get the chance to find your way via flashlight.

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The details:

  • Contact: 044 870 7123 | [email protected]
  • Hours: Monday to Saturday | 9am to 4pm | Closed on Sundays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Location: Geelhoutboom Road, Blanco, George

About Redberry Farm:

Redberry Farm lies at the foot of the Outeniqua mountains just outside of George in the Western Cape. The ideal destination for berry-lovers, fun-seeking families and outdoor enthusiasts. This idyllic farmstead is a commercial strawberry grower and popular family entertainment venue that appeals to visitors of all ages. Experiences on offer include picking your own strawberries, seeing the giant strawberry and exploring the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s a tea garden and farm stall, the Red Shed Coffee & Berry Bar, a miniature train ride on the Redberry Express, a large outdoor playground, pedal go-carts and pony rides. They also have bumper boats and bubble balls on the dam.

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Visitors can experience a taste of paradise with Framboos’s handcrafted ice cream, the Noshery’s wood-fired pizza, Boplaas local whisky and wine experiences and Bounty eatery, offering gourmet, farm-style food with a twist. Berry Boutique is a lifestyle store offering products sourced locally.

For those wishing to make a holiday of it all, they offer accommodation in a historic cottage. This spot is perfect for families that want to experience the peaceful nature of the farm and take their time to enjoy all the entertainment options.

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Written by Robyn Simpson for Cape {town} Etc.

Feature image: Redberry Farm / Facebook 

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