Cederberg Wine Estates and Wine-tasting

Simbavati Cederberg Ridge - wine-tasting

Cederberg Wine Estates & wine-tasting One of the many exciting tasks of starting a new lodge is to compile an interesting, thoughtfully balanced wine list. As you may imagine, this was a project taken on with great dedication (and perseverance) by our team at Cederberg Ridge. We made an early decision to only include wine … Read more

Spring Flowers in the Cederberg

Simbavati Cederberg Ridge - wild spring flowers

There’s a spring in everyone’s step, the bees start buzzing, temperatures start rising and the rains are almost done. It’s that time of year again here in the Western Cape when the days eyes (Daisy’s) are abundant and there are so many more flowers. Murphy (famous for his ‘law’) may be happy because this time … Read more

Visit the remote Moravian mission village of Wupperthal

Cederberg Mountains - Wupperthal

The picturesque, though dilapidated mission station of Wupperthal was founded in the early 19th century. Yet it remains quiet and seemingly untouched by the 21st century. Indeed some villagers still travelling by donkey and cart. (Though you do see a fair few satellite dishes hanging from the old white-washed thatched cottages as well.) Wupperthal Mission … Read more

History & process of Rooibos tea farming

Simbavati Cederberg Ridge - rooibos

Did you know that the Cederberg region of South Africa is the only place in the world where Rooibos tea is grown? Other countries (and even other areas in South Africa), have tried and failed, so it is rather unique in this regard! Rooibos tea is one of the most important industries of this mountainous … Read more