News Posted August 5, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a food safety certificate? Yes, we are HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) certified Are your almonds GMO-free? Yes, we only plant GMO-free almond trees Are you Halaal and Kosher certified? No, but we are Halaal and Kosher friendly? Are your almonds organic? No, but they are tested for pesticide residue and […]

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News Posted June 26, 2019

Almond Tree Preparation

The almond tree has an average life span of 20-25 years. An older tree uses a lot more water than a younger tree, thus with the current drought we have decided to take out an older orchard and plant younger trees to assist us with our water consumption.

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News Posted May 1, 2019


After harvesting, we de-shell the almonds to remove the husk and inner shell. This process removes sticks, stones, leaves and cracks the inner shell of the almonds before we send it through the sizer. We size our almonds according to client requests.

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News Posted April 23, 2019

Almond Drying

After we ‘shake’ the trees, the almonds fall onto the ground and lie in the orchards for a day or two to dry. If after that, they still have not dried out enough, it lies in the sun for another two days.

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News Posted April 22, 2019

Die Plaaskombuis

Last year in November, VIA TV came to visit us on the farm to shoot an episode of ‘Die Plaaskombuis’. Stephan and Reni had to each make a dish on camera with Elma Postma. We all had so much fun on the day even though our ‘celebrities’ were very stressed not to make a mistake […]

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News Posted January 30, 2019

Harvest 2019

January and February usually signal the start of harvest time on the farm. A successful almond harvest begins with a clean, dry orchard floor. In this photo you can see that we harvest with the use of a shaker. The almonds then dry naturally which can take anywhere from a few days up to two […]

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News Posted September 20, 2018

Farmers Weekly

Amanteco has partnered with various growers to establish an almond-processing facility near Robertson in the Breede River Valley. The goal is to increase almond production along the R62, all the way from Robertson to Oudtshoorn, and in the Olifants River region. Click on this link to read about almond farming in South Africa: Article […]

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News Posted September 1, 2018

Spring 2018

Sensation overload – a short summary what we experience on the farm. You would think that the visual appearance of the blossoms are enough, but we also get to experience the sound of the bees working hard to pollinate the trees. When the bees move from tree to tree, they pollinate almond blossoms along the […]

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News Posted May 31, 2018

Boerkos visit with Landbou Weekblad

Landbouweekblad is South Africa’s biggest and most influential magazine for the agricultural sector. Arina du Plessis (Food Editor), Lucilla Botha (Deputy Editor and Myburgh Du Plessis (Photographer) came to visit on the farm where again we prepared a feast. Reni played ‘hand model’ while Arina made our food look amazing. Make sure to get your […]

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News Posted February 14, 2018


Herman Lensing, Food Editor of Sarie Kos can boast being South Africa’s youngest-ever food editors and creates the most delicious food with equally appealing editorial work. We showed him the harvesting process and thereafter he prepared almond related recipes for us. Sariekos Issue: Autumn 2018

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