Truffles land suitability climatic requirements 

Most provinces in South Africa have land and climatic requirements suitable for growing truffles.


  • The Natal Midlands (e.g. Nottingham Road, Estcourt, Dargle, Winterton, Balgowan, Underberg, Himeville, Kokstad, …)
  • The Orange Free State (e.g. Clarens, Ficksburg, Frankfort…)
  • Parts of the Western Province (Plettenberg Bay, e.g. Wine growing areas)
  • Parts of the Eastern Cape (e.g. Hogsback…)
  • Mpumalanga (e.g. Sabie, Rhenosterhoek…)
  • Areas that meet the land suitability and climatic requirements

You are welcome to send us your GPS co-ordinates or your location on Google Maps, and we will be able to assist you with info for your area.

We recommend you take advantage of Mushrush ‘site visit’ service. Please contact us for our price rate. We can also take soil samples for you.

On buying trees from Mushrush, this initial site visit cost and soil sample taking cost is deducted from your tree purchase.

Trees are sold in trays of 40 trees/tray. Call Neil with any questions – 0822944787

Here at our MUSHRUSH HOME in the Natal Midlands, we are uber delighted, to announce that the first ever ‘Black Diamond’ truffle mushroom found in SOUTH AFRICA has been confirmed. For those intrepid truffle entrepreneurs who have been following the Mushrush truffle journey, we are so pleased with this fantastic breaking news. Tuber melanosporum grown in South Africa! Naturally this gives a profound and distinct advantage to those who have already started their truffle plantations (truffieres) and we are so excited for them and of course for our own part of a family truffiere in Nottingham Road, Natal Midlands.





  1. I live in the Knysna Plett area and have been advised that the area is not suitable for Black Truffle cultivation. Co-ordinates for the property are 34°03’36.00″ S 23°15’38.07″ E.
    Are you able to comment on the suitability / unsuitability of the area.

  2. Good morning

    I would like more info on truffle farming, my location is in Windhoek, Namibia, 3 hectare Plot.
    Currently busy with oyster mushroom farming.

    Willem Coetzee

  3. Hi Sandra

    Thanks for your interesting website. Will you please send me some info on truffle farming. I am near the coast of East London.

    Thank you

  4. Good Day

    We have found truffle in the Northern Cape and would like to find out more about marketing the product. Where could we get info ?

  5. Hi,
    Can you please let me know if these coordinates will be ok for growing truffles. Thank you. 25°59’4.10″S , 27°58’19.72″E

  6. Good day,

    We stay in Middelburg Mpumalanga and I am interested in starting to grow mushrooms. Can you please forward me details regarding? I am quite new in this and would like to get as much info as possible.


  7. Good day,

    Can you maybe provide me with more information regarding the truffles – prices etc. Would it be able to grow in Great Brak River. I live on a farm so it would be ideal.

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