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

from R520
1 night, 2 adults

Kwa Thabeng Bush Camp

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
7.60km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Kwa Thabeng means 'at the mountain' in Sotho, as it lies at the foot of the majestic Drakensberg esc...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Orange Blossom Farm Cottage

Sleeps 4 Hoedspruit Self-catering, Hoedspruit Country House in Hoedspruit
9.09km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Orange Blossom Farm Cottage is situated on a private citrus farm at the foot of the Drankensberg Mou...

from R7,700
1 night, 2 adults

Ezulwini River Lodge

Sleeps 16 Balule Nature Reserve Safari in Balule Nature Reserve
9.20km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Ezulwini River Lodge is located in the centre of the Greater Kruger National Park, in the Balule Nat...

from R560
1 night, 2 adults

Blyde Adventure Camp

Sleeps 230 Kampersrus Resort in Kampersrus
10.02km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

We require a minimum amount of 15 guests in a group to take a booking. You'll find the Blyde Adventu...

from R1,260
1 night, 2 adults

Blyde Mountain Country House

Sleeps 36 Hoedspruit Self-catering, Hoedspruit Bed and Breakfast in Hoedspruit
11.16km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Blyde Mountain Country House offers welcoming air-conditioned guest rooms, each with king-size bed, ...

from R1,860
1 night, 2 adults

Otters Den River Lodge

Sleeps 10 Hoedspruit Lodge in Hoedspruit
11.20km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

An exclusive hiking, birding, fishing, loafing break-away for nature lovers. Our secialities includ...

from R450
1 night, 2 adults

Clivia Cottages

Sleeps 11 Hoedspruit Guest House in Hoedspruit
11.54km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Clivia Cottages are situated on a family farm, only 7 km from Hoedspruit and an ideal stop over on-r...

from R900
1 night, 2 adults

Bona Intaba Game Lodge - Canyon Game Reserve

Sleeps 8 Blyde River Canyon Self-catering, Blyde River Canyon Safari in Blyde River Canyon
12.16km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Bona Intaba Game Lodge consists of a main Lodge with detached wings in which only four sumptuous bed...

from R3,000
1 night, 2 adults

Blyde River Bush Villa

Sleeps 10 Hoedspruit Private Home in Hoedspruit
12.33km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Set on the banks of the Blyde River, Blyde River Bush Villa offers a luxurious bushveld stay for gue...

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Blyde Private Lodge

Sleeps 10 Hoedspruit Lodge, Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
12.34km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Blyde Private Lodge is a 10-sleeper self-catering house situated in the Blyde Wildlife Estate. The ...

 
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Sue Lawrie - 31 October 2010