Our story

Not only is The Litchi Orchard a functioning litchi farm, but it is a green haven of good food, décor and design. Over the years, it has become a meeting point for the North Coast community as well as a unique experience for visitors.


At The Litchi Orchard we celebrate good food - the way in which it is produced and the people who produce it. To complement our love for all things fresh and vibrant is our appreciation for the aesthetic – design and décor. Our aim is to nurture and grow community spirit and appreciation for local food and fare.


From humble beginnings as a Wholesale Nursery in the middle of over 300 Litchi trees, to the rustic early Farmer’s Markets, our Litchi Orchard community has grown into a collective of passionate food, home & lifestyle small business owners.


This is a community of local talent and creativity.

We are home to the new mid-month Maker’s Market and the seasonal Orchard Nights events – but now additionally offer a range of food & lifestyle shops and eateries. The wholesale nursery of old is long gone but in its place is the verdant newly improved Muddy Boots Garden Centre. Come and explore our treasured Litchi Orchard offerings and meet the dynamic faces behind the cogs.

FAMILY & community

Although the litchi trees are around 100 years old, the property has been owned and run by a local farming family since 1999. We are committed to local food and our community and aim to use our cherished little corner of the world to celebrate real

food, creativity and a simple approach to life.


Our vision at The Litchi Orchard is to create an authentic haven offering a respite from the pace of the busy world. It’s a meeting point, an environment of authenticity and a place to escape to. Bring your family and discover the wide open space at a slower pace.


Our monthly Market has been running since 2009 and is a great morning out for the whole family with a focus on makers of quality craft and food. Our beloved Night Market, previously held on the last Friday of every month, is now refreshed into a seasonal evening event for all the senses. On Orchard Night, expect a relaxed evening of music, good food and drink shared with old and new friends alike in a beautiful setting. We also host some unique and exciting events throughout the year! Please see our social calendar for more.



Monday – Sunday 8AM - 4PM

Open for trade 7 days a week during peak season. See ATTRACTIONS for specific shop hours.

Seaforth Avenue - Salt Rock - KZN - South Africa.

29˚ 28' 59.68” S and 31˚ 13' 43.48” E 

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