Kiwi Fruits

Growing regions

Local: Limpopo, Kwazulu Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape
Imported: New Zealand, Greece and Italy 

Export regions



Kiwifruit (often shortened to kiwi outside Australia and New Zealand) or Chinese gooseberries is the edible berry of several species of woody vines.  The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large hen’s egg. It has a thin, fuzzy, fibrous tart but edible light brown skin and light green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds.  The fruit has a soft texture with a sweet and unique flavour. In 2018, China produced half of the world total of kiwifruit.

Star South is a licensed holder of Zespri Kiwi Fruit in South Africa. We supply green and gold kiwifruit to all retailers within South Africa.

Nutritional info

Kiwis are a nutrient-dense food making them rich in nutrients and low in calories. They have a reputation as a health food because of their high vitamin content, but the fruit is also rich in other nutrients. These may help reduce blood pressure boost wound healing, help maintain bowel health, and more.


Green kiwisHayward, Early Green
Gold kiwisSungold Zespri, Dori, Y368, Sorelli, Skelton, Jintao JinGold



We serve four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce:

Fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. It’s a world of good produce, good people and good prices. An extensive, vast world which we navigate via committed one-on-one relationships, to offer personalised service and tailored solutions/shipments.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.

Danèl van Deventer

Commercial Manager

Trust between client and company is everything.”

Danél started out in the industry in 2010 and has been working her way up ever since. She began in logistics and now serves as a commercial manager, drawing from her in-depth understanding of the cost chain. Danél is passionate about figs and has been dedicated to the export of almost 70% of the South African fig offering for the past seven years.

Department: Management & Support
Market: Far East, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East
Produce: Figs

“We are in no other business than the people business.”

Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.