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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

Lioness on Foot in the Timbavati

It was just another chilly morning in the bush. As usual, we had our coffee and tea around dawn while we waited for the sun to rise. Just enough for us to see what was going on in the gradually lessening shadows. We left in the morning on foot and nothing was out of the … Read more

What to look out for on a walking safari

Simbavati Trails camp - walking safari & guiding

So what sort of things are we looking for when on a walking safari? At Simbavati Trails camp, or any bush walk for that matter. Since we are part of the Timbavati Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger area, we do have free-roaming game including the Big 5. But, when we are … 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

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