Welcome to Fruitworks. We are a family owned company, established in 2001, focusing on the export of deciduous, citrus and vine fruits, sourced from all over South Africa.

The offices are based in Paarl, 70km, North-East of Cape Town, in the heart of the Cape’s fruit-growing region.

About Us

Our vision is to grow by focusing on quality products and excellent service delivery. The company has developed into marketing specialists for South African deciduous fruit delivered to South East Asian countries. In addition, the U.K, European and African markets are also pursued.

All product, and pack houses, meet international standards of good agricultural practices and are accredited with HACCP and BRC certification.

We are also brand managers for a number of select brands, dealing exclusively with a client in a given market segment.



The company has its own in-house brand that it owns, WOLFHEART, dating back to the 1920’s when John Wolfaardt’s grandfather packed and shipped to Covent Garden, London. This brand was revived in 1997, just after the deregulation of the South African fruit industry and is used on request.

Fruitworks has a strong social corporate responsibility commitment.


Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT)

was established in 2013, with the support of the local community, as a charity that would raise funds for social development and channel such funds into worthy projects. Ingrid Wolfaardt was approached by the mayor to head up such an initiative. The trust received its PBO no. in Dec 2014 and is involved with various outreaches. Visit the PACT Site.

Our Team

Prior to Fruitworks establishment in 2001, John and Ingrid Wolfaardt farmed deciduous fruit in the Ceres valley, for more than twenty years, being one of the first growers to venture into export marketing after deregulation of the fruit industry in 1996.

John is Head of Operations, while Ingrid serves as Sole Director.

Fruitworks staff are handpicked for their personal integrity, skills, teamwork and their enthusiasm and commitment to the fruit industry.


The tables below indicate the current fruits procured by Fruitworks. However, if the client has a specific request, the cultivars not listed can be sourced.


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Royal Gala/Royal Beauty                        
Fuji/Fuji Red                        
Granny Smith                        
Cripps Red                        
Cripps Pink/Pink Lady                        
Golden Delicious                        


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bon Chretien                        


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
White seedless                        
Thompson Seedless                        
Red seedless                        
Crimson Seedless                        
Black seedless                        
Autumn Royal                        
Black seeded                        
Dan Ben Hannah                        
Red seeded                        
Red Globe                        


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
African Delight                        
Van Der Merwe Prunes                        


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Easy peelers                        


Fruitworks has been trading with various key growers over the past fourteen years, who are known for their quality product.

The majority of these businesses are family owned and managed. Good relationships have been established over time. This is fundamental to the manner of trading of the company and the honoring and maintenance of business relationships.

The Fruitworks team also has in depth experience on trading in various cultures and meeting the needs of clients with the expectations of growers. Regular visits are made to clients, throughout the year, to facilitate better understanding and greater efficiency.


Fruitworks strives to provide a reliable and efficient logistical service.
Our dedicated service includes the following:

Ensure that all product is cooled to the right temperature before loading, including steri destinations.

In-house tracking of all containers is done to ensure predictable delivery dates.

Road transporters used are both certified and industry accredited.

Ship cargo in high cube reefer containers. Airfreight is done on request as is break bulk loadings.

Long-term relationships with dedicated shipping lines.

Shipments from all major ports in South Africa (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.)

Documentation is outsourced to a professional freight forwarder, ensuring accurate and timely documentation with every shipment.

More than fourteen years of experience with South East Asian, African and European destinations.

with us


124 Main Road, Paarl
7646, South Africa


P.O. Box 3086, Paarl
7620, South Africa


T +27(0) 21 872 8327