Overlooking the Albert Falls Dam, Everdon Estates is located five kilometres from Howick in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, close to the port city of Durban, South Africa. It has been declared a Site of Conservation Significance by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Nature Conservation.
Everdon was acquired in 1984 to extend Westfalia’s avocado season. The fruit matures at this picturesque location later than in the main production areas of the north-eastern areas of Limpopo, making it possible to extend the picking season by two to three months – an important factor in supplying avocado-marketing programmes.
While some organic orchards are still maintained at Everdon, newly-developed late-season cultivars such as Gem® are now a significant focus on the estate as they enable Westfalia to further extend the avocado season and ensure a 12-month supply to its partner customers in South Africa and abroad.