Sothy's Pepper Farm

Sothy's Pepper Farm, Kep: Hours, Address, Sothy's Pepper Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

Sothy's Pepper Farm
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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See how famous Kampot Pepper - Green, Black, Red, and White - is produced, without chemical fertilizers or insecticides, taking a tour in Cambodian, English, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. We use solar and wind energy. We have one simple bungalow - inquire for prior arrangements. We can be reached from Kep (or Kampot) by tuk-tuk or taxi; many visitors come with locally rented motorscooters
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Kelly O
United Kingdom15 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This was not what we were expecting. It far exceeded our expectations.
The guy running the place gives a really good guide and explains the history and techniques of growing the pepper. He is fun and knowledgeable and extremely passionate about what he does.
The trip into the farm from Kep has beautiful scenery. All round, we had a really pleasant trip.
Written April 11, 2022
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Bec
Birmingham, UK370 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the pepper farm. Kampot pepper is well-known in our family for its delicious taste and variety, as my partner’s parents live in Kep where the farm is.
Upon arrival you are offered a free tour. Our guide spoke perfect English and gave us a very in-depth and fascinating insight into how the farm works and how the peppercorns are processed into what we then purchase. We were able to taste the different peppercorns to understand the flavours of each one.
Afterwards you can purchase some pepper and other items from their shop. I would recommend going near lunchtime so you can eat there - the lok lak they make is delicious!
Written January 1, 2020
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Alexa
13 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We visited Sothy’s pepper farm as part of a tuktuk tour around Battambang. The tour lasts 30 minutes-1 hour and is free. We got to learn about the different types/stages of pepper, explore the farm, and even do some taste testing! The guide spoke English well and we ended up buying some fresh pepper that I am excited to use at home.
Written February 1, 2020
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Peter C
30 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Be careful if you drive on a scooter dusty sandy road! We arrived and was warmly welcomed by I believe (Paul volunteering from France) who offered us some delicious fresh tea. We didn't have to wait too long before we joined another English speaking group for the tour. You get to taste different stages of the peppercorn (green, red, black and black soaked in brine) then a short walk around the farm with lots of information regarding production and harvesting. We decided to stay for lunch fish amok and vegetable stir fry was definitely worth staying for as were the mango shakes. We also purchased some peppercorn dried. This helps support the farm as the tour is for free. Well worth the visit from kep.
Written February 11, 2020
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Eric T
Knivsta, Sweden7 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Well, it is a small farm that we visited one afternoon. The place is ok and you get an overview of the production process, you learn the basics. But when trying to understand the whole picture, such as Cambodias total production for instance, they don't know.

It's a good 30-minutes, it's ecological and the pepper is the best.
Written March 6, 2020
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Claudio
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We made our way to visit this farm after spotting it on a tourist map. We were greated with a warm welcome. During the free tour we learnt about what makes kampot pepper so special. They are a self sustained (electricity erc.) Great place to visit.
Written February 15, 2020
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BPNick
London, UK56 contributions
Jan 2020
Interesting and educational visit of this eco-friendly farm. Learnt about the different varieties of pepper and products being grown at the farm.

Good tour of the farm with a nice cup of the local pepper tea.

Only fifteen minutes by scooter from Kep.

You must buy your Kampot pepper here!
Written January 18, 2020
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Buddykins08
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Well it appears I knew nothing about Pepper until I came here.. sothys is a small pepper plantation with tours run by volunteers (backpackers who work on the farm for free meals and accomodation). There are no entrance fees and you get a quick tour of the plants and sorting area, then you are free to walk around and take photos etc. there is a good restaurant on site, with lots of things featuring Kampot Pepper. Definitely worth a visit, we stopped along the way from Kampot to Kep, but it’s a quick 15 minutes from either town by taxi, but longer by tuk tuk..
Written April 26, 2018
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aclpjm
Essaouira, Morocco10 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
It is not every day that you start an organic pepper farm, so it was very interesting to learn the "story behind" Sothy's pepper farm and how it came to be. We learnt about organic farming methods for pepper, different types of pepper and the growing and harvesting seasons, sustainable farming and energy practices and the challenges of starting a new venture.

Phew! Inspiring. Many thanks for the tour. Good luck and congratulations!
Written January 27, 2014
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Marc Derveeuw
Maseru, Lesotho340 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Poorly managed, vines are dying... the neighboring farm is professional but not open for the public, three vans came at the same time, and it went into an organisational chaos. Old dirty folders, with old pictures. Advertised with bilingual guides, only English available. Actually a very small farm.
Written June 8, 2015
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