Our story

Not only is The Litchi Orchard a functioning litchi farm, but it is a green haven of good food, décor, design, craft and unique retail offerings. 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 small business, food and farming, and creativity - focusing on the people behind the cogs. 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.

eat. shop. make. grow.

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 nursery has since closed its doors but in its place are the new food gardens and the kids can now explore the magical butterfly garden. Come and wander through our treasured Litchi Orchard and meet the dynamic people who form such an integral part of our little community.

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, held on the last Friday of every month, will be revived in 2021 and refreshed into a seasonal evening event for all the senses. Expect a relaxed evening of music, good food and drink shared with old and new friends alike in a beautiful setting.

 
Market Day
Market Day
Old Food Garden
Playground nursery view
Bubbly Fest
Cindy's Fresh Produce Stand
Playground revamp
Local residents
Seasonal farm produce
Garden pond
Elliot the rooster
Marker days
Family Farm Shop
Tree orchids
There She Glows
Orchard Nights
Welcome
Welcome to The Litchi Orchard
View from the food garden
Crafts at Makers Market
Orchard Nights
Sunset Concerts
Muddy Boots Kids Garden Club
There She Glows
There She Glows
Scatter Studio
Scatter Studio
View of Dandelion Designs
Kids Play area
Basket of goods
Delish Sisters
Family & community
Share often at The Shed
Delish Sisters down time
Market Day
Flower crown evening
Night at The Shed
Coffee break
People and their pets
Shopper's delights
Fun with granny
Garden wonders
Kitchen gardens
Banquet under the trees
Fresh Naartjie Juice
Farmer's Market
Lunch at The Shed
Family friendly
Farmer's Market goods

GENERAL HOURS

Tuesday – 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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Orchard Nights

Seasonal Night Events