Did you know?
Chart Farm has been owned by the same family since 1934.
Having lunch at the Chart Farm, surrounded by the fragrance of thousands of roses is an ideal way to enjoy an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle. Just off the M5 in Cape Town's scenic southern suburbs, Chart Farm, owned by the Garlick family, grows wine and table grapes, chestnuts and lemons.
However, their lovingly tended rose garden is the main attraction.Thousands of roses, of many different varieties and colours, festoon the farm, giving off a heady fragrance that which fills the air.
The roses are not only for show; they are grown to be picked and sold.The farm provides secateurs and picking trays if you want to choose your own flowers, but they also sell ready-cut stems if you don't fancy doing any gardening yourself. You pay per stem.
Take a walk through the abundant rose garden before deciding which stems you are going to pick. Chart Farm is 18 hectares in size, 12 hectares of which are arable.
The Terrace Coffee Shop serves breakfast, lunches and teas from 9am until 4.30pm, with the last order being taken at 4pm. The breathtaking view of the beautiful Constantia Valley will have you lingering for a long time.
Wynberg in general is a peaceful, leafy suburb, with excellent ambience, making it a perfect place to unwind.
The adjacent farm stall stocks a range of in-season produce and preserves, and cherries from the Klondyke Cherry Farm in Ceres.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0) 21 761 0434
How to get here
Chart Farm is in Klaassens Road, Wynberg, about 15 minutes from Cape Town's city centre. Self-drive or metred taxi are the easiest ways to get here.
Best time to visit
Between June and October when the roses are in bloom.
Tours to do
Chart Farm is close to the Constantia Wine Route, and right next to the Wynberg Park, where locals go to picnic and braai.
What to pack
Gardening gloves if you are going to pick your own roses.