Rooibos & Buchu Tours

Cultivation and Processing

ROOIBOS & BUCHU TOURS
A trip to Skimmelberg is a journey into organic farming at its best. Skimmelberg's farming operations take place on the doorstep of the Skimmelberg Nature Reserve. To see the real magic of behind what makes this totally organic product range so special, you have to visit the farm.

FARM VISITING
The farm's two main products, namely buchu and rooibos, are grown and processed at Skimmelberg. Visitors to the farm will get to see these two plants as they occur naturally in the wild, as well as how rooibos and buchu are being farmed organically sustainable. 

SKIMMELBERG NURSERY
They will also be able to see how Skimmelberg produces its trademark red and green rooibos teas - a process that starts in Skimmelberg's special rooibos seedling beds as well as the nursery for the buchu seedlings.

A VISIT TO THE BUCHU DISTILLERY
Visitors will also get to see the farm's large scale distillery where Skimmelberg produces its high-quality buchu oil.

VISIT THE WORMERY
One of the key features in Skimmelberg's organic success is the farm's wormery, another highlight for visiting rooibos enthusiasts. Providing organic fertiliser for the cultivated rooibos and buchu plants is essential, and Skimmelberg has mastered using worm tea to give their plants the boost they need.

TEA TASTING and SHOP
Once the tour has ended, you can join Ria and Jannie Slabbert at their office for a tea tasting. Enjoy exploring the smells, tastes and sensations, before delving into the pioneering world of buchu based products. If anything grabs your fancy, browse the Skimmelberg shop, stocked with the farm's full range of products.

BIRD WATCHING
Take in some bird spotting (the farm has several Black Eagle nest look-out points) visit one of our breath taking view points.

FLOWERS
If you visit during flower season, come check out the magnificent wildflowers at Skimmelberg. 

Tea-tasting and Buchu Distillery
R55/person | Complete 2 hour tour:  R175/person

CONTACT US

SKIMMELBERG
P O Box 255, Clanwilliam, 8135
Western Cape, South Africa
Tel: + 27 27 482 1771 | Fax: 086 6126 478
info@skimmelberg.co.za

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