About us






Cherry Irrigation was founded in 1987 by Peter Cherry and Andle Boonzaaier, with the initial focus on irrigation design. Peter’s son, Charles, joined the company in 1992 and added more automation and turnkey-type projects to the mix.

Despite our Western Cape roots, we tackle irrigation projects in SADC countries and the rest of Africa.

Cherry Irrigation is ISO 9001:2015 certified, which means that we consistently meet customer requirements, as well as the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. We also aim to enhance customer satisfaction by applying and improving our quality management system. We are a BEE level 2 contributor.

Cherry Irrigation is a company member of the South African irrigation organisation (SABI). Our association with SABI provides clients with extra peace of mind and guarantees that we will be providing appropriate and efficient irrigation services.


Our team is currently more than 40 people and includes seven technical teams and five qualified designers. Our design team consists of five SABI-approved designers and our technical teams include electrical and automation, workshop and installation and maintenance.

Each member of our team brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience which enable Cherry Irrigation to cover the full range of our clients’ agricultural irrigation requirements.

Our team members have been trained in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, agriculture, as well as hydrology. Our extensive experience covers:

  • overall farm layout
  • system planning
  • automation and control systems
  • irrigation design
  • micro/drip design
  • substrate irrigation
  • soil dam design
  • fertigation
  • climate control
  • water treatment processes

Our support staff help us keep projects running smoothly and maintain positive client relationships.


We are experts and we have experience

We have more than 30 years’ experience
in the irrigation industry and a full team
of specialists who know the intimate
details involved in every stage of the process.

We offer guaranteed

As SABI company member with 5 SABI-approved designers, we combine quality designs with quality equipment to ensure the best possible design solutions. We are ISO 9001:2015 certified.

We have a sustainability

Our designs minimise our impact on the environment and include harvesting rainwater and treating and recycling run-off water. When we save water, we also save energy.

We believe in

We believe in continuously improving
our skills with inhouse and external
training of staff members.

We offer exceptional
customer service

We pride ourselves on forging strong
and lasting relationships with all our
customers. Our meticulous sales and
aftercare services build trust and
demonstrate our commitment.

We provide agricultural irrigation solutions and services

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Worcester Street, Grabouw,
Western Cape, South Africa, 7160

(+27) 21 859 4246

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