Mataffin farm is our genesis. Located where the Halls founder, HL Hall, first established the farming foundation of what has become, over 125 years on the HL Hall & Sons Group.
Mataffin farm has seen many changes over the years and today specialises in avocado, pecan and litchi.
On the outskirts of Nelspruit, Mbombela, Mataffin farm remains one of the most iconic farms in the history of South Africa.
In 2003, Halls transferred 6,000ha of agricultural land ownership to the Mdluli clan and local community - the Matsafeni Trust.
Today this land transfer remains one of the most significant operating farm restitution projects in post-democratic South Africa.
With land transfers in South Africa, challenges remain about socio-economic issues, funding and skills transfer. Halls is proud to partner with the Matsafeni Trust and continues farming avocado, pecan and litchi sustainably.
In 2010 Halls entered into a joint venture with the Makgoba Trust, the Halls Makgoba Farming Company.
The partnership contributes to the restoration of avocado, litchi and banana farming operations in Georges Valley, Tzaneen.
The Makgoba Trust and Halls continue to work together to expand the farming operations, beneficial to the Makgoba recipients.
In 2016 Halls purchased Forest Hill, an avocado and timber farm situated on the outskirts of Tzaneen.
Halls currently leases the Sunnyside avocado and macadamia farm, located in the Luvubu district of South Africa, from the Knott family.
The Knott family has three generations of sub-tropical farming in their blood and expects best practices from Halls in terms of sustainability and community empowerment.
Halls currently leases the Langbult avocado farm, located on the outskirts of Tzaneen, from the Darasz family.
Learn more in our ESG report.