Cape Peninsula & Boland
Cape Peninsula & Boland
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Digging of Planting Hole Rates

We do not undertake the digging of planting holes for your new trees. Rather we ask that you take care of the digging based on the specifications that we provide. However, if you’d prefer that we dig the holes, the following rates apply.

Bag size (litre)Distance from nursery (km)Dimensions of planting holesCost to dig planting hole (excluding VAT)
250-litrewithin 30km1.1 x 1.1 x 0.5mR190
30 to 70km1.1 x 1.1 x 0.5mR260
500-litrewithin 30km1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7mR680
30 to 70km1.2 x 1.2 x 0.7mR920
1000-litrewithin 30km1.5 x 1.5 x 1mR940
30 to 70km1.5 x 1.5 x 1mR1,270
2000-litrewithin 30km2 x 2 x 1mR1,180
30 to 70km2 x 2 x 1mR1,590
3000-litrewithin 30km2.5 x 2.5 x 1mR1,930
30 to 70km2.5 x 2.5 x 1mR2,600
4500-litrewithin 30km3 x 3 x 1mR2,480
30 to 70km3 x 3 x 1mR3,340

Please contact us for a tailored quote if your location is further than 70km from our nurseries.

Note: All prices exclude VAT

Take note
  • Should any underground structures (solid rock, old foundations, building rubble) or utility service lines (e.g. water, irrigation, sewage, electricity, telecom, remote security, etc.) be encountered whilst digging planting holes, we will need to charge for the additional time spent as a result of these unforeseen obstacles.

    The following rates will apply:

    • R600.00/hour on site as well as for time spent travelling. This covers a team of one manager and 3 to 4 workers
    • R5.50/km for any additional trips required
    • Any special equipment (jack hammers, generators etc.) rental will be charged to the client
  • Although we always work carefully and responsibly, we accept no liability for any damages to underground utility services (e.g. water, irrigation, sewage, electrical, telecom, remote security, etc.). The client is responsible to arrange and pay for any repairs to damaged utility services.
  • Digging of 250-litre planting holes is done by the same team(s) that does the delivery and installation of the trees.
  • Digging of planting holes for all bag sizes larger than 250-litres is usually done by a completely different team, which requires a separate trip from the planting (crane truck) team. The end result is a high expense for a relatively simple job that could be solved by using local workforce instead.
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