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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Sue Lawrie - 31 October 2010