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 behind what makes this totally organic product range so special, you have to visit the farm.
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 Buchu and Rooibos are being farmed organically and sustainably.
Visitors 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.
Visitors will also get to see the farm's large-scale distillery where Skimmelberg produces its high-quality Buchu oil.
One of the key features in Skimmelberg's organic success is the farm's wormery, another highlight for visiting Buchu & Rooibos enthusiasts. Providing organic fertiliser for the cultivated Buchu and Rooibos 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 the Skimmelberg team at the 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.
Take in some bird spotting. The farm has several Black Eagle nest look-out points! Visit one of our breathtaking viewpoints.
If you visit during flower season during September and October, be sure to come to see the wildflowers bloom magnificently at Skimmelberg.
Farm Tour Plus Tea tasting
Complete 2-hour tour: R220/person
(Prior booking is essential)
Skimmelberg Tel: 027 482 1771 (office hours)
Carika Fourie - 065 591 3300
Ria Slabbert - 083 413 2944
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