The Big Pineapple in Bathurst & vicinity, Eastern Cape
The fiberglass, steel and concrete structure stands 16.5m high and has 3 floors with a magnificent view from the top all the way to the coast. This gigantic structure is a tribute to the agricultural success of this prickly fruit, especially after farmers struggled to grow crops in the country before the first top was planted in 1865.
The structure has a curio and gift shop selling all kinds of pineapple related products such as jams and juices, t-shirts, curios, puzzles and gifts. Finding your way up the giant pineapple you will come to the second floor where a static display in the middle of the floor will give you great insight into the pineapple industry in Bathurst. It’s a fun place for the whole family to learn about pineapple farming!
Situated on a pineapple experimental farm there are lovely expanses of lawn for children to run around and to picnic. There is also a restaurant offering great food and drinks in a historical stone settler building.
Things to do and see
- Biggest Manmade Pineapple
- Gift Shop
- Magnificent Views of the Coast
R25 per adult, R15 per child to climb to the top. Entrance to the gift shop is free.
Prices are subject to change, so please confirm for yourself.
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