Things To Do in BathurstVisit the biggest Pineapple in the World
Where? Located on the outskirts of Bathurst just off the R67, only 15km from Port Alfred.
When? Open Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 17h00(Winter until 16h00).
How? Call +27(0)46 625-0515
How much? Price on request
Bathurst is in the heart of one of the biggest pineapple growing areas in South Africa. Located on the outskirts of Bathurst just off the R67, only 15km from Port Alfred, is where you will find the world's biggest pineapple, standing 16.5 m high with 3 stories. The Bathurst “Pineapple” is constructed from a fibreglass outer skin covering a steel and concrete superstructure.
The ground floor has a gift shop selling pineapple merchandise including jams and chutneys, locally made pottery and trinkets and t-shirts. The 1st floor offers tourist information and displays of the South African ‘Pineapple Story’. The 2nd floor has a continuous DVD presentation about the Eastern Cape pineapple industry and leads up to the observation deck which offers magnificent 360°views over the surrounding farm lands to the Indian Ocean.