Welcome to Desert Fruit, Namibian Date Grower.

Who are we?

Desert Fruit (Pty) Ltd is a Namibian-registered private company with the objective to produce, grow and sell high-value agricultural crops for the international market.  Business operations are located at the banks of the Orange River that demarcates the border between South Africa and Namibia. It was incorporated in 2005 to take advantage of the limited supply of dates from the Southern Hemisphere and serves as a vehicle for social upliftment in the area, while caring for the environmental resources entrusted to it.

Our Vision

Desert Fruit seeks to make a sustainable and viable contribution to the Namibian Agricultural Sector by producing high quality export dates, while uplifting the skills base of the Local and Business community in Namibia


Desert Fruit farm is located in the South East Karas Region of Namibia.

On a map, one can find the land listed under Skuitdrift, which used to be the official river crossing between the Union of South Africa and the old Duitswes-Afrika (German Southwest Africa). It was a German military outpost built in 1901, and there are still ruins and graves to be seen.

The farm remained a cattle post for many years. Due to its remote location, it was never developed to its full potential.


Desert Fruit was established in 2005. The first date palms were planted in 2006 to take advantage of a fifteen year window to produce fresh dates for Ramadan. The farm is one of a handful of date producers in the Southern Hemisphere. Thus far 22,000 trees have been planted. Production is expected to increase significantly over the coming years as successive plantings develop and more trees mature.