Rooibos

Rooibos

Rooibos occurs naturally in this region - the only place in the world to do so. Rooibos (Aspalanthus linear) is used to make South Africa’s most famous tea and enjoys international geographic indicator status. The plant is endemic to the Cederberg, Bokkeveld and Matzikamma Mountains.

Why don’t you follow the Rooibos Route and discover the unique region where these plants are grown. Discover different kinds of products all along the route. Aspalathus linearis only grows in a radius of 150 km around Clanwilliam - no where else in the world - absolutely a unique product that Rooibos farmers are very proud of. Please take time and plan your trip.

The Rooibos Route is an outflow of the Rooibos Teahouse, started in August 2012 by sisters Sanet and Marietjie. They found that tourists asked a lot of questions about this unique tea and realised that a route will add value to the tourists’ experience. Visiting a Rooibos farm and factory is one of the experiences you must do. 4x4, hiking or cycling are options for the more adventurous visitor. After experiencing nature, you must taste the mouth-watering Rooibos dishes and drinks. Stop for a tea tasting or buy cosmetic products and Rooibos treats.

After a long day you can stay over on a Rooibos farm or a guesthouse where you will be treated with more Rooibos hospitality. Want to look beautiful and fresh, then book a Rooibos pamper at a salon.

Enjoy your Rooibos Route experience - the only place in the world where Rooibos is cultivated.

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