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Clover Visitor’s Centre is open for public tours, four days a week, offering educational tours free of charge to hungry minds.


Clayville, Midrand – Prof Elain Vlok believes in the infinite beauty of learning, and that learning is essential to our being. The need to empower youth for a better tomorrow is a key focus at the Clover Visitor’s Centre because as food nourishes our bodies, information and continued learning fuels our minds.

Lifelong learning is a vital tool for everyone. That’s why uplifting and empowering the youth is at the heart of the Clover Visitor Centre’s vision and mission, which in turn inspired the opening of this centre to the public.

“We believe that investing in people and societies is the key to a sustainable future. By continuously teaching others and giving them the tools to learn, we are enriching the lives of our youth,” explains Prof Elain Vlok, Clover’s Manager of Corporate Services.

The educational and insightful tours offered at the centre have something to offer for everyone, catering to children as they learn about where milk comes from and to older students too, as they are taught about how Clover products are made. The main aim of the tours is to educate the youth in a fun and engaging manner because Clover believes that the story of milk, where it comes from and its numerous benefits, is a story worth telling. What makes the educational session even more fun for the youth, is the product tasting experience post the tour, followed by fun games and entertainment.

What to expect at the Clover Visitors Centre

  • The tour starts with a video presentation specific to each group, i.e. primary school, high school/student the public
  • Followed by a factory visit, which consists of a beverages tour
  • The tour aims to make education exciting by giving product tastings and product giveaways
  • Students get a glimpse into the industry and the opportunities that are out there in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods field
  • The Story of Clover and the Centre:
    • The Clover journey first began in 1898, with the establishment of the Clover brand in 1994
    • Clover’s Clayville facility is one of the group’s major hubs for both dairy products and beverages and employs 1600 people
    • Over R170 million was spent over the past couple of years on key projects including the Clover Visitors Centre, cold storage facilities, site infrastructure improvements and new access entrances
    • An in-depth insider’s view into what it takes to produce the iconic Clover products, the people behind the driving force and passions behind one of the most iconic and trusted brands.
    • The tour will allow visitors to discover what has driven the business to become a sustainable and growing, branded consumer goods giant.

The educational tours are for groups of between 20 and 40 persons, twice a day, four days a week. Online bookings are facilitated through the Clover Visitor Centre’s website.

More about the Clover Visitor Centre.

The tours at the Clover Visitor Centre are free and aim to provide an exciting and fun learning experience. Tour-goers can watch the story of dairy unfold, and see Clover be brought to life! Get a closer look into the people, places and animals behind one of the most iconic and trusted brands in Sub-Saharan Africa. See how Clover’s operations work and just how special and important the process is.

The Clover Visitors Centre is managed by Prof Elain Vlok who also heads up Clover’s Corporate Services and champions the Clover Mama Afrika project, Clovers Corporate Social Investment initiative. Bookings are easily made online here.

Sources: Press Release
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