“Visitors can expect an exciting variety of merchants, products, and exhibits. The only prerequisite? Everything must be related to Rooibos,” says Sanet Stander, co-owner of Rooibos Tea House and co-founder of the Rooibos Route.

Rooibos tea brands that will have stalls at the festival include Carmien Tea, Khoisan tea, Rooibos ltd, Ou Huis, Kings, Biedouw Valley Rooibos, and The Storytellers.

The craft beer brewery Stellenbrau is showcasing its Rooibos-infused beer, while craft cidery Windermere is selling a Rooibos Apple Cider. Audacia will have Rooibos Wine on offer, while Klawer Wyne is offering an African Ruby Vermouth. There will also be Rooibos slush puppies and Rooibos ice tea.

“Foodies can look forward to Rooibos roosterkoeke with braaiwors, chicken sosaties, smoked snoek, chicken salad, curry and rice with Rooibos-stewed fruits, and a delectable Rooibos steak burger,” says Marietjie Smit, business partner and sibling of Stander.

Those with a sweet tooth can expect ice cream with Rooibos, rusks, cookies, fudge, cupcakes, bread, and stuffed pancakes.

Annique will also showcase their range of Rooibos-based beauty products, and CANSA will be at the event to create awareness about their cause.

For more information, visit www.rooibosday.com.