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Cederberg Accommodation (N7) (Swartland), Western Cape, South Africa
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Clanwilliam Travel Guide - Cederberg Mountains
The Honeybush Miracle   by Janet Holmes
 
Clanwilliam Travel Guide - Cederberg Mountains:

Nestled at the foot of the northern end of the Cederberg Mountains, Clanwilliam is a small town with loads to do just on its outskirts. Heading north, the Pakhuis Pass leads to an area of immense physical beauty, with spectacularly rugged rock formations, gurgling streams, tumbling waterfalls and some of the best and most easily accessible rock art in the country.

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Clanwilliam, between the West Coast and the Cederberg, is right in the middle of the flower belt so itís a place of pilgrimage for locals and tourists alike in spring.

Horse riding in Cedarberg - ©Karukareb LodgeThe Clanwilliam Flower Festival is held every August, and the small but pretty Ramskop Wildflower Garden showcases the enormous range and sheer volume of the flowering plants found in the area. In the nearby mountains there are fabulous hikes and a great horse trail, both of which offer lovely scenery, rock art, pretty flowers and wonderful streams in which to play. The nearby Doring River offers great white water rafting in winter Ė if it feels like it. We blame global warming, George W. Bush, non-alliance with the Kyoto accord, damming by upstream farmers, the Illuminati, the Catholic Church, Muslim fundamentalists and pure bad luck, but this once dependable river has not been regularly runnable over the last few years. So itís a bit of a gamble, but itís worth doing a trip if you happen to be around when the riverís playing ball.

Clanwilliam is situated on the banks of the Olifants River and the sizeable Clanwilliam Dam, which is a favourite waterskiing, fishing and general water sports venue. The surrounding hills are covered in rooibos tea plantations and orange groves, which waft the sweet perfume of their blossoms over the valley in spring.

The rooibos tea factory, which is a great place to tour, offers a range of rooibos products for sale. As well as the obvious tea in various guises, there is a liqueur and a range of cosmetics that takes advantage of the anti-oxidising health benefits of this multi-purpose indigenous crop.


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The Honeybush Miracle   by Janet Holmes

Maltese Cross in the Cedarberg ©South African TourismPerhaps a little eclipsed by the world-wide success of Rooibos, another natural South African health tea, Honeybush; is finally getting the attention it deserves. Honeybush tea (botanical name: Cyclopia intermedia) grows along mountain slopes in the Cedarberg and Langkloof area, and has a naturally sweet, almost honey-like taste. Its brewing colour is a pinky red. South Africa produces only 200 tons of Honeybush tea per year. Not much when compared to the annual Rooibos tea crop of around 4000 tons. This lesser known tea has, however, apparently plenty to offer. Just like the ever popular Rooibos tea, the tannin content of Honeybush tea is very low; and also contains no caffeine at all. Good news for would-be slimmers is that this inexpensive and readily available tea is reported to stave off hunger pangs and reduce water retention. Scientific analysis of your typical cup of Honeybush reveals an impressive range of minerals needed for good health; such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sodium, Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Aluminium, and Boron. Honeybush apparently also contains anti-oxidants; those free-radical fighters which slow the ageing process of the body's cells. 

Recent scientific studies on Honeybush are not extensive enough to make any far- reaching medical claims; however, Honeybush tea is believed to have anti-carcinogenic (cancer-fighting), anti-fungal, antispasmodic and anti-depressant properties. Not a bad track record for an unassuming little bush growing wild in mountains and valleys of the Western and Southern Cape ! Honeybush tea is brewed for the perfect cuppa as you would any other tea; although you're advised to let Honeybush infuse a little longer than usual. Honeybush ( like Rooibos ) actually improves in flavour the longer you allow it to brew. Honeybush may also be brewed on the stove in teapot and left to simmer without becoming bitter. Strong Honeybush tea is also useful as a base for sauces and marinades; and enhances natural flavours when added to any vegetable stew or casserole. Several health-promoting properties have been associated with drinking Rooibos tea and to a lesser extent Honeybush tea, e.g. as treatment for colic infants, as aid for allergies and various sleep and digestive disorders. Research shows it may alleviate menopausal symptoms in women, prevent cancerous tumours, repair sun damage, aid digestion, even stimulate milk production in nursing mothers. Scientists have shown that cancer development is a multi-step process, and that damage to human genetic material (DNA) is likely to be a major cause of cancer; as well as other chronic diseases. Both Rooibos and Honeybush teas have been shown (in studies done at PROMEC Unit of MRC South Africa) to prevent DNA damage. The teas showed protective effects against detoxifying enzymes. It's time for Honeybush tea to get it's fair share of the limelight; and with so many health conscious tea lovers adding it their shopping lists; it's all set to go!

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About the Author - The author of the article, Janet Holmes has been involved in the health and cosmetics industry for many years.She is now the director of SA Tea. Her objective is to inform the general public of the properties and benefits of South African herbal teas for healthier living www.sa-tea.com

CEDERBERG BED & BREAKFASTS & GUESTHOUSES

Dunn's Castle Guesthouse and Conference Centre Dunn's Castle Guesthouse & Conference Centre, Piketberg, CEDERBERG
Victorian Style Guesthouse in the Heart of The Cape Province with Conference and Audio Visual Facilities.  Nestled in the heart of the Swartland at the edge of the unique mountain range that stands as an island lies Piketberg, home to Dunnís Castle, designed by Herbert Baker for George Dunn. Piketburg is about an hourís drive from Cape Town and a ½ hourís drive from the West Coast. It stands alone in the middle of undulating fields of wheat, green vineyards and flowering canola. Dunnís Castle was build in the late 1890ís and offers cosy rooms with Victorian finishes. Each room is complete with country décor and a fireplace. Three with double beds and two with twin beds. At present we can accommodate 54 guests on a Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis. Nineteen self catering cottages with secure parking have recently been added.
Ndedema Guest House, Clanwilliam Ndedema Guest House, Clanwilliam, CEDERBERG
Ndedema Guest House is a stylish Victorian House situated at the end of historic Park Street. It was named after the Khoi-san word "Ndedema", the name of the most superior and holy antelope in their nature kingdom, which represents physical and spiritual superiority. With this name we honor the spirit of this majestic animal and we shall strive to offer service and quality of such excellence. Ndedema Lodge captures the romance of a long-gone era with attention to detail and elegance. An English or continental breakfast is served in the elegant lounge or on the vine-covered veranda overlooking the garden. The lounge area with its historic bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sherry or cocktail.  Ndedema Lodge has 4 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms, two with large Victorian baths. 
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CEDERBERG HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, Hotel,  Riebeeck Kasteel, CEDERBERG
Bartholomeus Klip is unique. There are only five bedrooms in this small hotel, the original homestead on a large private estate which is both a working wheat and sheep farm and a nature reserve with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Here, in this unexplored region only an hour by car from Cape Town's international airport, you can feel part of the peaceful life of rural South Africa and its clean crisp air and star-filled night skies.  Comfort is the keynote in the bedrooms: specially made pure cotton bedding, luxurious toiletries, towelling gowns. No TVs to spoil the country feeling (although there are two in the main rooms for essential viewing).  Wild Olive House and its adjoining cottage, separately sited from the main Farmhouse, provide a self- catering option where children are welcome.
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY OUR TRAVEL PARTNER:
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat, CLANWILLIAM
Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is located at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains. It features a spa and wellness centre, heated outdoor swimming pool and lush garden. Free WiFi is available. The elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a seating area. Each room includes under-floor heating and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The en-suite bathroom has a bath, shower and bathrobe. Bushmans Kloof serves breakfast daily and offers Cape Contemporary Cuisine and fresh organic products from the garden. The Wine Cellar boasts a variety of South African wines and guests can relax and enjoy a glass of wine in the bar. The spa offers a selection of signature massages and beauty treatments.
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CEDERBERG SELF-CATERING ACCOMMODATION

Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse, Riebeeck Kasteel, CEDERBERG
Small hotel, the original homestead on a large private estate which is both a working wheat and sheep farm and a nature reserve with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Here, in this unexplored region only an hour by car from Cape Town's international airport, you can feel part of the peaceful life of rural South Africa and its clean crisp air and star-filled night skies.  Wild Olive House and its adjoining cottage, separately sited from the main Farmhouse, provide a self-catering option where children are welcome. The Cottage has a bedroom, bathroom and small sitting room, with mini-fridge and facilities for making tea or coffee. You can watch the setting sun turn the mountains pink from your own private deck.
Dunn's Castle Guesthouse and Conference Centre Dunns Castle, Guest House/Self-Catering, Piketberg, CEDERBERG
Victorian Style Guesthouse in the Heart of The Cape Province with Conference and Audio Visual Facilities.  Nestled in the heart of the Swartland at the edge of the unique mountain range that stands as an island lies Piketberg, home to Dunnís Castle, designed by Herbert Baker for George Dunn. Piketburg is about an hourís drive from Cape Town and a ½ hourís drive from the West Coast. It stands alone in the middle of undulating fields of wheat, green vineyards and flowering canola. Nineteen self catering cottages with secure parking have recently been added. The Castle offers a peaceful retreat from the busy lifestyle we all experience. Enjoy a refreshing drink on the patio and gaze out on the amazing view of the entire Swartland.
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