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 R2,999
1 night, 2 adults

Villa Blaaskans

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Private Home, Hoedspruit Self-catering, Hoedspruit Country House in Hoedspruit
12.85km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Villa Blaaskans is a luxurious holiday house set in the middle of the African bush, on the outskirts...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

House 17 Blyde Wildlife Estate

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.06km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

House 17 Blyde Wildlife Estate offers accommodation in a modern house situated within a secure estat...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

House 12 Blyde Wildlife Estate

Sleeps 8 Hoedspruit Private Home, Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.07km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

House 12 Blyde Wildlife Estate is located on an estate, situated 16 km from the town of Hoedspruit. ...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

House 26 Blyde WIldlife Estate

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.13km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Offering beautiful African views from the patio and sun-downer deck, House 26 on the Blyde WIldlife ...

from R1,800
1 night, 2 adults

House 42 Blyde Wildlife Estate

Sleeps 4 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.17km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

This is a charming self-catering house that is part of the 400-acre Blyde Wildlife Estate, situated ...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

House 41 Blyde Wildlife Estate

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.27km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

This house is beautifully appointed and situated in the 400-acre Blyde Wildlife Estate, at the foot ...

from R700
1 night, 2 adults

Bloubergbos Bush Camp

Sleeps 61 Moditlo Private Game Reserve Self-catering, Moditlo Private Game Reserve Safari Lodge in Moditlo Private Game Reserve
13.49km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Bloubergbos is a bush camp situated on a private game farm in the Limpopo province, near Hoedspruit,...

from R2,300
1 night, 2 adults

House 39 Blyde Wildlife Estate

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
13.49km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

This is a beautiful self-catering house situated in the 400-acre Blyde Wildlife Estate, at the foot ...

from R5,600
1 night, 2 adults

Vuyani Safari Lodge

Sleeps 15 Kapama Reserve Safari Lodge in Kapama Reserve
14.15km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Vuyani Safari Lodge is the only safari lodge located on the spectacular Moditlo Private Game Reserve...

from R2,000
1 night, 2 adults

Khumbula

Sleeps 6 Hoedspruit Self-catering in Hoedspruit
14.24km from Bombyx Mori Silk Farm

Luxurious self-catering properties in private wildlife estate. Situated in a private wildlife estate...

 
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Sue Lawrie - 31 October 2010