Kudu Farms

Our parent company, Kudu Farms, was established in 1963.

It was back in 1953 that the initial farm, Esperia, was purchased by our founder, Ivanis Menagaz, after his immigration from Italy to South Africa.
Early crops were papayas, mangos and various vegetables.

The first macadamia orchards were planted in 1996 and Ivory Macadamias was established as a company in 2008.

We remain a family-run business, where a sense of pride and good, old-fashioned work ethic still governs the day to day running of our farms.

Our customer footprint grows each year as more growers and consumers discover our distinctive appeal.

World-Class Facility

We have developed a proud reputation in South Africa and other parts of the world for the efficiency of our processing and the quality of our macadamias.

Recent major expansions allowed for increased processing capacity, as well as the upgrade of all factory equipment to that of the latest technology. Our factory is now the most advanced macadamia processing facility in Africa.

Through our unique handling, processing and curing regime, we ensure that both grower and consumer receive the highest grade of macadamia kernel possible.

Our commitment to growers:
Lowest drying and processing costs
Most mechanised processing factory in Africa
Centralised receiving, curing, processing and warehousing facilities
Highest returns year on year

Our upgraded factory also uses two main forms of renewable and sustainable energy – solar power and a boiler system to utilise waste macadamia shell. Together with a leading electrical engineering company we have also developed state of the art technology to control all aspects of the curing and drying process. This innovative technology also manages the changeover from solar energy to boiler energy at night.

Empowering People

Mechanisation and job creation is skillfully balanced to ensure we meet our social obligations to the local community, while still maintaining efficiency and quality processing.

We are proud of our workplace diversity and equality policy. 95% of our factory positions are held by women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, this includes senior positions with a 75% female representation.