About The Big Pineapple

The little hamlet of Bathurst lays claims to the biggest pineapple on the planet!

Standing 16.7 metres tall, this gigantic structure is not a cell phone tower in disguise; but rather a tribute to the agricultural success of the prickly fruit. Early farmers struggled to grow any crops here until the first pineapple top was planted in 1865.

The interior boasts a tourist shop, static displays, and a great view. It’s a fun place to take the whole family and learn about the pineapple industry or find a little memento.

Head to the Porcupine Pub afterwards and try their popular pineapple cocktails!

Summerhill Farm, Kowie Road, Bathurst.

Added By: Langholm B & B

Directions to The Big Pineapple

Just off the R67 on the outskirts of Bathurst.
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Accommodation near The Big Pineapple

Sweet Fountain Cottage

3 Reviews
Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Sweet Fountain Cottage offers private self-catering accommodation located on a working crop- and cattle farm, in Bathurst. The cottage has...
from R660
per night for 2 guests

Historic Pig and Whistle Inn

10 Reviews
Sleeps 23 in 10 rooms

Located in the historic town of Bathurst, this 180-year-old pub, restaurant and hotel is believed...
from R450
per night for 2 guests

Chappys Cushion

2 Reviews
Sleeps 88 in 8 rooms

Chappys Cushion and the construction thereof was started in 2007 as a family home away from home. We saw the potential in a deserted...
from R330
per night for 2 guests

Lyndhurst Guest Cottage

Sleeps 5 in 2 rooms

Wake up to the sound of guinea fowl feeding in the garden, eat a freshly picked pineapple, take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful...
from R650
per night for 2 guests

The Farm Bathurst

2 Reviews
Sleeps 9 in 2 rooms

The Farm Bathurst is situated between Grahamstown and Bathurst in the Eastern Cape and offers peaceful farm-style holidays or weekend...
from R750
per night for 2 guests

Kingston Farm

1 Review
Sleeps 8 in 3 rooms

Kingston Farm is a large Edwardian villa built at the turn of the nineteenth century on the site of an older farmhouse. We offer three...
from R1000
per night for 2 guests

The Big Pineapple Map

The Big Pineapple is 0.7km from the centre of Bathurst , the nearest airport 121.6km (East London Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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