NEXT SALES:                     17 October 2015  - Hoedspruit
NEXT CONFERENCE:          16-18 October 2015 - Hoedspruit

INT. CONFERENCE :            16 - 21 Aug 2015 - Colombia

Events Calendar

Cycad Africa Brits Sale/Auction

At 05:00am On the Saturday morning, coffee and rusks are served to the cycad fanatics who have been queuing since 03:00am. The gates open at 07:00am and a frenzy of people rush to find all the bargains of the day of which there are many.

From 07-10am normal purchases of seedlings and bigger plants are made. Breakfast is served from 08:00 onwards by which time many have completed their purchases.

A small workshop on either cycad nutrition or sucker removal is usually presented before the auction which commences at 10:00am. There are usually 200 plants on auction ranging from small rare seedlings to large coning rare plants and everything in between.  

Once the auction is completed which normally takes about 4 to 5 hours, lunch is served, which is normally a traditional lamb on the spit.  During the course of lunch a prize giving takes place. Prizes are a bottle of whisky, a cycad valued at R6000.00 and a three night stay at Amafu Forest Lodge.

Next sale/auction: 16 - 18 October 2015 (Hoedspruit - Amafu Forest Lodge)


Yearly Cycad Conference at Amafu Forest Lodge

At our Hoedspruit nursery we hold an annual conference where we have 6 speakers who present talks on many varied cycad related topics.   This is a fun weekend with lots of socializing and a program for those who want to do other activities in the area e.g. game drives, visit to the Kruger National Park, white water rafting, ballooning and a visit to the Blyde Canyon.  One of the highlights of the weekend is the trip up Mariepskop Mountain to view the incredible High Altitude Fynbos including a species of protea.

Next conference: 16 – 18 September 2015 Cycad Conference & Auction in Hoedspruit


Download the 17 Oct 2015 Sales Catalogue