South African Sugar Farm

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
A worker climbs between two sugar cane haulers.

This week I had the pleasure of touring the Rhodes sugar cane farm on KwaZulu-Natal’s South Coast. The owner, Craig Rhodes, and his father Chris were kind enough to let me have the run of the place for two days. It’s a large operation, with over 300 workers, mostly Xhosa speaking Pondo’s from the Eastern Cape, and stretches for more than 25 km’s across the rolling hills.

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
Loading cane onto trucks for the trip to the nearby Sezela Mill

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
A tractor is pulled out of a flooded access road

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
Craig Rhodes checks the oil on an ailing tractor.

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
Sugar cane cutters at work. Cane is burned, and then harvested by hand.

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
Craig Rhodes confers with his foreman.

South African Sugar Farm, along the Kwa Zulu South Coast
A cane cutter at the end of the day.



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