Do yourself a flavour

2016-12-01 06:00

LAST week we hosted a local media tour group to see some of our agri-tourism products, and what worthwhile tours they were.

Some visitors, due to the weather and the desire to see something new, look for those unique outings that will interest them and their families.

We were expertly hosted on the local coffee plantation near Port Edward and the banana farm at Southbroom and both tours were extremely informative, interesting and at tour conclusion, sampling of the tasty products was on offer.

Sometimes we take for granted what we consume after purchase from one or other retail outlet, but it is really educational to hear and see what farming, production and distribution processes occur before we can have that savoured sip or munch.

We only sampled two types of agriculture - if we factor in sugar cane, macadamia nut and timber production - it becomes apparent that our destination can provide visitors with brilliant examples of pleasant things to do on our farms.

The Western Cape has grown its viticulture into a multibillion­-rand tourism-related industry through its numerous wine routes so there is no reason why farm tours here cannot take root as well.

So when the wind is a bit iffy and the seas a bit choppy, or at any time for that matter, why not trek out and book a farm tour. Our tourism office personnel will gladly assist in making a booking on your behalf.

They will also facilitate tours to any of the three reptile “farms” we have down here.

So after writing this article I am off to make a good brew of local coffee - bought, of course, after our tour.

There are so many fun flavours to enjoy here in our paradise.

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