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Buchu Brandy Kit

A proudly South African herbal Liqueur in the tradition of the San and Afrikaner peoples of the Western Cape.
The kit consists of vacuum-packed, fresh-picked buchu leaves and stems, and a label.  All you need to do is buy a 375ml bottle of brandy (or other suitable alcohol, such as vodka or witblits), put your buchu into it, and replace the label.
You will end up with a tincture of buchu (agathosma betulina) from Fijnbosch Farme. Buchu is a mild diuretic and also a mild urinary antiseptic, taken to stimulate kidney function and to treat mild cystitis and prostatitis. In small doses it is an appetite stimulant, and is a good digestive, carminative, and antispasmodic.
It is a stimulant useful for hangovers, and is also used to treat colds and 'flu, coughs, rheumatism and gout. Buchu Brandy is popular with air travelers as a cure for traveler's diahorrea.  For general good health, sip a small tot of Buchu Brandy as a nightcap and let the aroma of buchu clear your senses.
The kit contains enough buchu for 375ml of brandy.  Shipping of your order may be delayed as we may need to pick the buchu so that it is fresh.
A representation of a completed buchu brandy bottle.  Not what you will receive.

Protea cynaroides Watercolor Print

This print of Stanley Seagrief's original work is printed on A3, Munken Pure 300g/m², cream.
A3 Protea cynaroides by award winning artist, Stanley Seagrief

Birthday Calendar

A Birthday Calendar featuring beautiful photographs of the Cape Floral Kingdom and other indigenous South African plants. This is a celebration of the abundance and beauty of the Fynbos biome.  This is a wonderfu, cost effective and practicall gift to anyone who loves flowers. It is also easy and light to post  overseas as a gift.

It comes packaged in cellophane, is bound with white metal with a convenient hook for hanging up - is also supported with hard board at back so remains rigid and protected.


Fynbos Colouring and Activity Book

A special, fun, educational colouring book created by talented Kate Muller. You can find out more about her at:

This book contains:

  • 20 colouring in templates of indigenous animals and plants
  • each comes with a poem
  • and games and questions
  • the animals depicted are: leopard, double collared sunbird, leopard tortoise, chacma baboon, mountain beauty butterfly, bontebok, spotted eagle owl, Cape cobra, caracal, Cape sugarbird, black eagle, porcupine, arum lily frog, steenbok, small grey mongoose, rhino beetle, Cape white eye, eland, Cape vulture, orange breasted sunbird
  • a wonderful gift for any child - big and small


A wonderful educational colouring and activity book - for all children, big and small.

Wild Flowers of South Africa & Namaqualand Floral World Heritage Site by Sandra Hansen

This hard cover, 187 page book contains a stunning, award-winning collection of photographs depicting the Spring Wild Flowers in the Western Cape & Namaqualand - all part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is a coffee table travelogue including a comprehensive map of the the areas where to best view this magnificant abundance. The author gives informative descriptions of the towns, gardens and reserves to visit. It also has a page describing the medicinal uses and other uses of some of the plants.  It measures 34cm x 25 cm and is a wonderful book to own or give as a gift - a truly South African offering. The author and photographer of this book is Sandra Hansen. To quote the author  "No flower lover anywhere in the world should be without this book on their coffee table or in their library."

A beautiful coffee table book on South Africa's stunning Spring flowers