Whether you want to cut your own tree, pick a live tree and have it cut for you, buy a tree already cut or buy a living tree you can plant, this page provides detailed listings of South Africa's
choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms, places to buy pre-cut (also called pre-harvested and fresh-cut) trees, stands, sleigh rides,
hay rides and related winter events and fun. Some listings are for tree farms, others are tree lots, and some only offer hay rides, sleigh rides or other winter events. READ EACH LISTING to know what each facility offers. The farms are listed further down this page, so scroll down the page!
Since this service is free and open to ALL Christmas tree farms, not just those who belong to an association or pay for an ad, like almost all other websites
do, this is the most complete and current listing available! Help me keep this page complete and up to date, by
reporting any corrections needed or suggesting farms
My Christmas Tree guide has photos and descriptions of
more than 2 dozen varieties of Christmas trees, along with a simple comparison chart!
And beware the copycat websites - from Mommy-bloggers to out-and-out plagiarists, they simply copy my work and rarely update; they are just out to make a
quick buck. Since 2004, I've made updates and corrections every day!
If it has just snowed; see
this page about how to make snocones from real snow!
Your kids will love it!
- Keep in mind that state government COVID dictates may force many farms to cancel Santa visits, hayrides, etc. this year. If the name of the farm is blue with an underline; that's a link to their website. Click on it for the most current hours and information.
- ALWAYS call the farm or store BEFORE YOU GO
- many farms and lots are selling out of trees early this year or have COVID-19 requirements - Call to confirm their supply, their hours
and whether they have trees, are allowing choose-and-cut or just precut trees; and which attractions or winter activities are available.
All three can change during the short Christmas season, due to weather, demand and the farmer's business conditions! Farms get sold, shut down or run out of trees, and they don't all update me every day, let alone every year. For
more tips to make your trip fun and successful, click here
DON'T DRIVE OUT THERE IF YOU CAN'T REACH THEM (by phone, email or find current information on their website or Facebook page!
- And please tell the farmer you visit in South Africa that you found their farm
here! I need the farmers to realize that you found them here so that they will keep their information up to date!
- After Christmas, click here to find how
how and where to easily recycle or dispose of your Christmas tree!
And to recycle used, broken or old Christmas lights and electronics
See this page for local options to easily recycle your Christmas holiday lights
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
Updates for December 2020
December 2020: Most Christmas tree farms open on the Friday right after Thanksgiving (Black Friday, Nov 27, 2020) and are open up to Christmas Eve. Some are only open on weekends, or only have
hayrides, Santa visits and events on weekends. A few open Saturday Nov 21st. I expect that MANY farms will sell out early this year - demand will be high since people have been locked down and not allowed to do much. At least reserve your tree early!
And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt - (www.EasterEggHuntsAndEasterEvents.org)
. It's the ONLY website that is updated every Easter for all Easter Egg hunts in
Christmas tree farms, lots and activities, sorted by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
Be sure to check prices with the farms;their supplies and open hours
change frequently and unpreducatbly. . There must
be more Christmas tree farms and lots in South Africa, but there sure do hide well!
If you know of any, write me
! And Merry Christmas! - Geseënde Kersfees - 'UKhisimusi omuhle - Le be le
keresemese e monate - Krismesi emnand!
Northland (Far North, Kaipara, Whangarei)
The Eastern Cape Province
The Free State Province
Gauteng Province (Johannesburg area)
- Real Christmas Trees
South Africa - Precut Christmas trees,
Dunkeld Bowls Club, 15 Hume Rd, Dunkeld West, Sandton, 2196 SA.
Phone: 083 600 9622. Phone: 079 883 4883. Open: 09H00 to 17H30 DAILY, 09H00 to 16H00 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, UNTIL WE
SELL OUT. We sell genuine Japanese Cedar
trees available from 13 December 2018, while stocks last. We do
sell stands to help hold the trees in place. These are buckets with a
cement base. The trees will last for 2 to 3 weeks if well cared for.
the tree will fit in your car; we have been doing this for many years
and are able to fit large trees into small cars. We will assist you
loading the tree into your car.
Hilton Christmas Tree Farm - Precut Christmas trees,
Valley Road, Winterskloof, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 3245.
Phone: +27 (0)72 654 9779. Alternate phone: +27 (0)72 654 9779. Open:
weekdays from 5 pm to 6 pm and Saturdays by appointment. You can buy a
real, freshly cut Christmas Tree from the Christmas Tree Farm. To order,
SMS or WhatsApp 072 654 9779 or email
with your name, the preferred height you'd like your tree to be and your
car registration number. Your tree will be cut and ready for collection
between 5.00pm and 6.00pm from 3 Valley Road in Winterskloof on the day
agreed. A Saturday collection is possible by prior arrangement. Prices
in 2018 for real, Winterskloof grown Christmas Trees (Cryptomeria
Elegans): R300.00 collected by buyer
The Northern Cape Province
North West Province
The Western Cape Province
- Capelands Landscape - Precut Christmas trees,
Brookford Road, Lotus
River, Grassy Park, Cape Town, SA 7941. Phone: 021 829 7476. Alternate
phone: 081 427 2433 . Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. open: Christmas Tree Site open from
Saturday 1 December 2018. Come view and select your Christmas tree for
collection or delivery. NB: by appointment only. Christmas Tree Site
.Full Growth , Fresh Pine Trees. Come Collect Yours - bring the family.
Capelands Landscape Christmas Tree Site is open to the public (however
-please call ahead) We have a selection of Superfresh, Supergreen Trees
- available daily. We deliver within Cape Town which includes
Southern, Deep South, Central, Northern, West Coast & Helderberg
suburbs. Your Christmas Tree can be requeste with or without a stand
(please enquire about this) Crafted Gifts, Crafted Tree Decoration &
other Miscellany and We also provide bags of Pine Cones and have a
substantial amount of homemade handcraft - creatively made by our
friends at CAFDA (cape flats development association). Candles,
jewelery, keyrings, baubles, bobbles & other bobs. These upcycled
trinkets make for cool, unique tree decorations & gifts (please enquire
- Trendy Trees Cape Town
- Trees for sale or to rent
We are an online store and do not have
physical stores. Our offices are based in Cape Town.. Phone: Michelle:
+27 (0)76 720 8066. Kim: +27 (0)82 267 5201. Email:
Need to hire a Christmas Tree? We rent out Christmas Trees to the film
industry, media industry, BnBs, hotels, venues and any setting. WE
DECORATE! WE DELIVER! WE COLLECT! NO HASSLES! Rent a Christmas tree for
your holiday or Christmas event
Christmas trees are our thing. We
specialise in decorating the perfect Christmas tree for your reception
area, hotel lobby, guest house, or home.
Choose from 5 Christmas tree
styles, decide on a colour scheme, phone Kim & Michelle to arrange
delivery and set up of your tree. After the holidays we will pack up and
Email, phone or Whatsapp to enquire about garlands,
wreaths and other decor for your venue.
Types of trees in South Africa
Since traditional fir Christmas Trees don't grow well in the heat
many native trees are often susbtituted, although fir tres are omported
and are still popular.
- The traditional cedrus deodars; European cedars are often sold
- Podocarpus henkelii, or yellowwood from the forests of the Indian
Ocean coast is a native alternative. It has a perfect pyramid Christmas
tree shapeIt's needles look more like drooping leaves from a rubber
plant, but are still technically needles as it does belong to the pine
- giant baobab tree
- And of course, artificial trees are common.
Santa's Warehouse sells them online if you can't find a real live
5 Graham Road, Lynnwood Extension , Near Silver Lakes, Shere,
0084, South Africa
Phone: +27 86 999 0440
Other information about Christmas in South Africa:
Like in many other countries, children leave a stocking out for
Sinterklaas (St Nicholas) or Kersvader (Father Christmas) or Santa Claus
on Christmas Eve.
Christmas dinners can be turkey, duck, roast beef, mince pies or
local favorites like suckling pig with yellow rice & raisins and
vegetables. Desserts follow the UK traditionof a Christmas Pudding (a
rum soaked fruit cake) or Malva Pudding (which is a a traditional South
African desert) also 'Lekker Pudding; from the Dutch or German word for
"delicious". Just like in the UK, the table is set with Christmas
Crackers, but unlike the UK. the meal may be eaten outside.
Carolers go out on Christmas Eve. Church services are held on Christmas
morning rather than Christmas Eve.