The Manger Stays and Tours is situated just outside Kranshoek, a Griekwa Settlement approximately 10km outside Plettenberg Bay. They will host a tour to Ericaville a tea farm situated in Kranshoek. The Farm run by a trust and maintained through various Expanded Public Work projects has been exporting the majority of its tea (95%) through the EU Fairtrade principle for the past ten years.
The only region in the world where Honeybush grows naturally, the farm is ideally situated for the growing and harvesting of both Honeybush and Rooibos teas. It is traditionally grown and harvested by hand by the descendants of the Khoisan people that adhere to stringent organic production rules.
The farm currently boasts a variety of natural and flavoured teas and there are up to 7 flavours to choose from.
The Manger Tours now offers this experience to tourists and citizens alike with a tea tour that will entail:
- A brief history, plant classification, medicinal properties and instruction on how to cultivate and harvest honeybush and Rooibos tea at Ericaville.
- A Drive through Kranshoek to visit Traditional Knowledge Holders to explain their relationship with the natural resources and experience the traditional “Riel Dans”
- Back for a tasting of honeybush tea plus Honeybush Flavoured accompaniments (Honeybush flavoured lemon merinque and milk tart) at The Manger
- On offer also traditional farm style meals by booking (24hr notice) – (Tripe, Roosterbrood, Potjiekos)
During the natural harvest time of the Honeybush during August September the farm will also offer wild harvesting. This will give tourists the opportunity to identify the plant in the wild, harvesting it in its natural environment and be explained through the drying process.
The aim is to give customers the full harvesting experience from growing to having a beautiful cup of tea, so patrons will gain the experience and have something to show for it.
The tea is also on offer for sale on the farm.
From R350 per person pick up and drop off anywhere around the Plettenberg Bay area come and experience indigenous culture with a true taste of this area. The experience should take about two hours.
The Manger also offers Airport Transfers and specialised tours.
For more information contact Rene Johnson on 079 089 9062 or Stanley Macbean on 076 874 3652.
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