Horse Riding

a niche, low-impact and intimate package

While our core business remains growing, processing and distributing tea, Magwa Tea Estate has an attractive ecotourism package that includes horse riding through the tea plantations and around the forests on our estates.

Being a short drive from the Eastern Cape’s coastal town of Port St Johns – the “tourism jewel” of the country – we cater for holiday makers seeking to enjoy the natural environment without damaging it or disturbing habitats. The strategy for Magwa Tea Estate Eco-tourism involves managed visits to fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas. Our focus is different from mass-tourist strategies; we offer a niche, low-impact and intimate package for families and groups.

We see eco-tourism as a growth opportunity for Magwa Tea Estates as local and international travellers appreciate the need for responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment and sustain the well-being of the local people. Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. Magwa Tea Estates adopts the following ecotourism principles:

  • Minimum physical, social, behavioural, and psychological impacts
  • Environmental and cultural awareness and respect
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Generate benefits for all parties


The uniqueness of our tea products is that we focus on black tea production. Our premium tea brand – Magwa™ is designed with the understanding that black tea leaves are the bedrock of health drinks including the much healthier green tea. As a company, our strategy is to contribute to the health of our country while positioning ourselves as a major player in the global black tea market.



Majola™ Tea is our easy-going, earthy, every household brand for any tea lover. Its taste, aroma and flavour will intrigue any admirer of a good hot beverage. The morning dew of the Wild Coast has nurtured Majola Tea Estates plantation throughout the decades, the result is a unique taste not found in any plantation in the world.