Rhodes Fruit Farms
Rhodes Fruit Farms, now a subsidiary of the Rhodes Food Group, came into being in the late 1800s, when a phylloxera epidemic wrought widespread damage to vineyards in the Boland region. Cecil John Rhodes bought several of these vineyards in Stellenbosch, Wellington and Groot Drakenstein, and replaced the vines with deciduous fruit trees.
Today, the Rhodes Food Group specialises in canned and pre-packed food. It produces canned fruit, jam, vegetables, dairy, ready meals and pies. Its brands are Rhodes, Magpie, Portobello, Hazeldene and Bull Brand.