Easter saw some exciting visitors to Plettenberg Bay, in particular to Kurland Farm, where Mandela Honeybush Tea is grown. It was a great privilege to welcome Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and her family, who came to explore the estate. They were over the moon to find out more about the tea and the expansion of the brand that bears her family’s name. It’s clear that Nelson Mandela’s descendants have inherited his generous spirit.
Zaziwe Manaway is the founder and Director of the Long Walk To Freedom Brand, which serves to continue the legacy of her grandparents, Nelson and Winnie Mandela. ‘I was really happy to see the tea and hear about the future prospect of a tearoom on the farm,’ she said. It’ll certainly be the perfect place to sample honeybush products, to admire the estate, and to breathe in deeply the honeyed fragrance of the bushes.
Mandela Honeybush Tea is 100% organic, 100% local and a powerhouse for health. It contains minerals essential to health and wellbeing, including iron (which helps prevent anaemia), potassium (for fluid balance and normal cell function), calcium (for healthy bones), and manganese (vital for bone, muscle and nerve function). It’s also rich in antioxidants, which help your immune system fight off molecules that threaten healthy cells, and keep your brain active and alert.
‘Education is the most powerful weapon…you can use to change the world.’
Nelson Mandela’s far-sightedness shows through in this quote – educating our children is the only way to save the world. Here at Cape Tea Co, we uphold his belief that education is vital. It’s a basic human right that should be accessible to everyone, and we feel that it’s the responsibility of all South Africans to ensure that future generations receive a basic level of education. We highlight our commitment to linking South African business and sustainable education by donating a percentage of the profits of Mandela Tea to the Mandela Day School Library Project. We’re investing in the future of this wonderful country.
- Left to right: Zenkosi Manaway, Zaziwe Manaway, Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, Zamakosi Obiri, Ziphokazi Manaway.