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Rooibos refreshes the agri-tourism industry

The prized rooibos, indigenous to the south-western reaches of South Africa, has long been used by the Khoi and San as a refreshing drink and a medicinal herb. Today it is enjoyed around the world. Its following has grown so vast that a pair of enterprising sisters in a small rural town has set up the Rooibos Route.

Rooibos tea is good for you

A study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology has found that rooibos tea has helped to prevent liver damage in rats that had the liver-damaging chemical tert-butyl hydroperoxide. The tea may even reverse some of the damage done to the organ, it was found.
Rooibos takes the fight to diabetes

Cederberg donkey cart route to new jobs

Cederberg donkey cart route to new jobs

Already well loved by local and international tourists, the town of Wupperthal in the Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape now boasts a new, community-driven offering - the Cederberg Donkey Cart Route.
Africa's oldest fish discovered

Africa’s oldest fish discovered

Scientists in the Cederberg region of the Western Cape have unearthed the remains of 450-million-year-old fish, the oldest fish fossils found on the African continent and among the oldest in the world. The remote ancestors of modern fish, the animals had no bones or teeth.
Bushmans Kloof: the secret's out

Bushmans Kloof: the secret’s out

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve in the Western Cape has been voted one of the Grand Award Winners for 2004 in Andrew Harper's Hideaways Report, widely regarded as the connoisseur's guide to luxury hideaways worldwide. It's not the first international accolade to come the way of this unique natural heritage site and eco lodge.

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