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Eco Children Simbavati

Eco-children

At Simbavati we are passionate about our community and our long-term goal is to see the community around us thrive both economically and socially. For this reason, we have partnered with Eco Children, a local non-profit organisation focusing on improving education in the area. Who are Eco Children? Eco Children focuses on hands-on environmental education … 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