Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

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Discover the secrets of silk and the extraordinary little creatures that produce it.

Experienced guides will take you on a journey through silk’s fascinating history and an interesting behind-the-scenes tour.

Currently Bombyx Mori Silk Estate is South Africa’s only commercial silkworm farm. Here you can find out about their organic farming methods and how the cocoons are processed into wonderful products and the life-cycle of the mulberry silkworm.

The species farmed at Bombyx Mori is the mulberry silkworm, not the ‘zebra’ worm that most of us kept as pet worms when we were kids! These remarkably industrious insects spin cocoons from a single strand that measures up to one kilometre.

A visit to Bombyx Mori wouldn’t be complete without popping into the Ivory Room and Gallery. Here you will find silk-filled duvets, pillows and numerous other silk products to purchase as well as local crafts, selected interior finishes and original artwork.

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Lovely - This was a lovely place to stop for lunch.

Sue Lawrie
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Accommodation near Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R240
1 night, 2 adults

Mariepskop View Chalets

Sleeps 45 Hoedspruit Lodge in Hoedspruit
1.26km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Mariepskop View Chalets is a self-catering lodge situated on the foothills of the northern Drakensbe...

from R730
1 night, 2 adults

Jolyne B&B Guesthouse

Sleeps 6 Kampersrus Bed and Breakfast in Kampersrus
2.89km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

We have five rooms, all of which have air-conditioning and roof fans. We cater for bed and breakfast...

Moholoholo Mountain View
from R660
1 night, 2 adults

Moholoholo Mountain View

Sleeps 34 Hoedspruit Bed and Breakfast in Hoedspruit
3.86km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Moholoholo Mountain View is just one of the many venues of the Moholoholo Private Game Reserve and t...

Moholoholo Forest Camp
from R3530
1 night, 2 adults

Moholoholo Forest Camp

Sleeps 20 Kampersrus Lodge in Kampersrus
4.57km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Moholoholo nestles on the slopes of the 1944-metre-high Mariepskop, one of the highest peaks of the ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

Cosy Cottage

Sleeps 5 Kampersrus Self-catering in Kampersrus
4.75km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

The Cosy Cottage lies in a beautiful garden in a quiet and peaceful environment in Kampersrus.

from R990
1 night, 2 adults

Amafu Forest Lodge

Sleeps 24 Kampersrus Self-catering in Kampersrus
5.06km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Amafu Forest Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the world-renowned natural beauty of Li...

from R550
1 night, 2 adults

Marepe Country Lodge

Sleeps 61 Hoedspruit Lodge in Hoedspruit
5.15km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

from R3700
1 night, 2 adults

Blou Bank Tented Safaris

Sleeps 10 Hoedspruit Tented Camp in Hoedspruit
6.32km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Blou Bank Tented Safari Camp is situated on the 15000 hectare Blue Canyon Big Game Conservancy, over...

from R2090
1 night, 2 adults

Little Bush Private Lodge

Sleeps 22 Hoedspruit Safari in Hoedspruit
6.73km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Little Bush offers an authentic bushveld experience. The chalets are all individually designed in tr...

from R1500
1 night, 2 adults

Blyde River Canyon Lodge

Sleeps 20 Hoedspruit Bed and Breakfast in Hoedspruit
6.82km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Nestled between the majestic Drakensberg Mountains and the sparkling clear waters of the Blyde River...

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Sue Lawrie - 31 October 2010