Average Farm Size In South Africa

What is a Farm?


A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production.

Average Farm Size In South Africa

According to a government land audit based on deeds office data released in February, SA has 419,005 farms at an average of 264 hectares each.

What is the average farm size in Africa?

By our estimates, 918 subnational units in 83 countries in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa, and South and East Asia average less than five hectares of agricultural land per farming household.

How many A hectare is agricultural land in South Africa?

96.34 million hectares

South Africa had nearly 96.34 million hectares of agricultural land in 2019, which corresponded to around 79 percent of the country’s total land area.

Which farming is most profitable in South Africa?

Macadamia nuts are hard to beat when it comes to the most lucrative crop per land area used in South Africa. According to statistics from the SA Macadamia Growers’ Association (Samac), the average export price for macadamia kernels in 2017 was R224.

How much does a farm cost in South Africa?

Generally speaking, the average price for a high-potential arable field is R40 000-R50 000 per acre (hectares), Karoo ranching is priced at R2 000-R2 000 per acre, and irrigation is priced at between R150 000 -1000 ha/acre.