From the Orange River Region

South Africa's Best Raisins

Carpe Diem Group, P.O. Box 1928, Upington 8800, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)54 332 2901, Fax: +27 (0)86 622 7095

Welcome to Carpe Diem Group

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Raisins

Gog van der Colff had the vision of a small raisin factory to complete the processing and marketing chain of his farm’s continued growth of

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Grapes

Superior sweetness from the desert land. Water from the mighty Orange River, sunny winter days and hot, dry summers, vines that thrive in rich

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Pecans

The pecan nut industry has its roots in Mpumalanga and KZN, but the core of the South African pecan industry today is north of the Orange River

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Game

The following game: Springbuck and Coffee Springbuck, Oryx and Golden Oryx (Bull 43 6/8”), Roans, Njalas, Bontebok, Blesbok

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About Us

Carpe Diem Group produces 100% organic export table grapes, raisins and pecan nuts.

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Our Company History

Carpe Diem Estate has its humble beginning back in 1950 when the Van der Colff family bought their first land in Kanoneiland, 30 km west from Upington.

The family feel the need to expand their farming. They bought Carpe Diem Estate in 1997; the farm is situated about 10 kilometres to the east of Upington. Total hectares under production are 135 Hectares and the farms are fully organic accredited from 2011.

The farm is producing organic export table grapes and raisins and pecan nuts.

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Protecting our Crop

The climate is always a big part of a farmers life so we make use of hail nets to cover our vineyards and frost fans to blow away the early morning frost in spring time.

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Protecting our crop | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

Protecting our Children

We are very proud of our Tula Crèche daycare and try to take care of the needs of the children while the parents are at work. We cater for two meals per day and bath all the children before going home.

Protecting our children | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans
Protecting our children | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

Why Choose Us

Why choose our product above the rest, and why is our product the best?

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  • We are organic | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    We Are Organic

    We produce top quality certified organic products.

  • Sustainable | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    Sustainable

    We use farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.

  • Accredited | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    Accredited

    We are accredited to the highest standards in the industry.

  • Custom Packaging | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    Custom Packaging

    We pack custom packaging for some of our clients and also generic packaging for both grapes and raisins.

  • Qualified | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    Qualified

    All our staff are qualified in their field and we do ongoing training day to day.

  • Direct from the farm | Carpe Diem Group | Grapes, Raisins & Pecans

    Direct from the Farm

    We grow, pack and market our products ourselves to fulfill the exact needs of our customers.


Our Customers Says

Testimonials

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Carpe Diem delivers the best products of the highest quality. Their customer service is professional and it’s a pleasure to work with them.

Gary Pillemer – All Gold Imports   
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Carpe Diem delivers the best products of the highest quality. Their customer service is professional and it’s a pleasure to work with them.

Gary Pillemer – All Gold Imports