The Best of South Africa
The Best of South Africa
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
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Visit our store "The Best of South Africa" and you will be inspired South African rooibos spirit. 10-minute tour, free tasting of 6 kinds pure herbal Rooibos tea, Honeybush and Buchu. We have gift sets and many loose tea for all tastes. High quality of tea and service. Export to any country.
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Jill d
Port Elizabeth, South Africa2 551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
I had read about this amazing tea emporium and was eagerly looking forward to tasting the different blends of rooibos, but sadly, the shop was closed and my wish remains unfulfilled! Surely in this day and age, it would be possible to inform potential visitors of the 2 months temporary closure of the shop on social media? They have a FB site... why not use it?
Written 29 July 2018
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Dakota J
Ahmedabad, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We went south africa for honeymoon but it's an adventure trip...We booked our trip from aura holidays ahmedabad Gujarat India..they are like high give type they covered maximum places with minimum budget..well planned trip we enjoyed lot it's nice place..I recommend that u must visit south Africa once..nature at it best,so many adventure activities n people are very kind..after all this our trip cannot b successful without the person "BIONDELLO FIGLAND" such co-operative,helpful n jolly person. He gives his 100% so that we can enjoy more and make our trip more memorable..if u wish to go south Africa u can contact him. M telling u you never feel regret to contact him here's his contact no.bion-+27 74 520 2212..
Written 16 May 2018
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KrigGB
Zug, Switzerland254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are looking for a special rooibos tea then this is the place you will find it. They have a wide range of different rooibos teas, you can smell the teas and learn about the medicinal affects. Note that it is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Written 11 March 2018
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Yuri K
Cape Town Central, South Africa21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
The shop offers free Rooibos (famous african red bush tea) tasting, around 10 different flavours. Good variety of loose leave and packaged teas. I love rooibos so I bought a lot! Also I bought some biltong and the best dry mango I ever tried in South Africa. They've got some interesting souvenirs/artifacts as well - not cheap but I didn't see that kind of stuff anywhere else. Worth a visit.
Written 29 November 2016
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KristinaKornikova23
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Family
A very unique, one of a kind Rooibos tea store located in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, in Simon's Town. Besides buying, you can actually get familiar with the tea & try some samples! This store has many other products besides the South African Rooibos tea...liquors made out of tea extracts are a real treat! Honeybush & Buchu, for instance! Where in the world could you possibly find tea like that?! The Best Of South Africa has a big range of tea to choose from. Even gift sets for friends & family.
A variety of nuts, also for you to taste & buy is sold at the store. Dried antelope meat ( biltong ) - very delicious, is also available there!! My favourite of all has to be the dried mangos, healthy & best of all - affordable. Just by the way, if you didn't have enough time to purchase gifts to take home with you, well, it's called " the Best of SA" for a reason.....There are great souvenirs too!!!
Lovely service, warm atmosphere & a cozy store itself. I seriously recommend Everyone to visit the store! The owners give you a little pamphlet to take home with you, with interesting information about the tea. The owners are super friendly, always ready to assist you.
I advice you to visit the store, because of all the stores I've been to, I give the Best of SA first place!!! Take a peace of South Africa home with you! Stop by, you won't regret it!!!
Written 11 October 2016
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Darknesschild
Москва2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
I was hanging around Simons Town, since some locals recommended me nice beach nearby, and in the afternoon decided to walk around town by itself to do not sit under sun all the time. That's how i stumbled upon this little lovely shop.

African type of tea, which is produced only there, called rooibos. It is well known, and would be a nice souvenir for your friends to bring home and healthy beverage you may become addicted to, that's how good it is!

Owners of the shop are lovely people, which are ready to explain you everything about different sorts and mixes, and it was also pleasant to have a small talk with them about country. Before setting my choice, I had a chance to try few sorts and was explained every little detail.

The advantage of little local shops, is that comparing to supermarket, you are feeling like a welcomed guest, not just a customer. Atmosphere here makes you feel like you left with a gift, but not a purchase. So I would strongly recommend to take some time to visit this shop and let the owners take care to help you to choose the best sort of rooibos that would fit you :)
Written 4 October 2016
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