In the midlands of KwaZulu in South Africa, along the Drakensberg escarpment through the scenically beautiful Van Reenen’s pass and into the fertile valley you will find Oaklands Country Manor. This is the home of PlantCeuticals and the sister brand ‘The Cultured Whey’. Oaklands, PlantCeuticals and The Cultured Whey is run by the family with the four siblings, Caroline Bruce, Kathy Romer-Lee, Annie Barnard and Simon Tully living on the land and contributing to its success. Growing up in the mountains of Lesotho and eastern Free State, it’s no surprise this fun-loving family, have such reverence for growing and producing herbal medicine.
“With the development of The Cultured Whey range of products, we’ve encouraged and taught the surrounding villagers to make their own kombucha Vinegars and Beet Kvass and to understand more about the uses of the plants growing in their back yards”