A unique celebration of the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of eSwatini and surrounds, the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival is a sensory experience unlike any other.

Now in its 2nd year, the festival promises to continue celebrating the diverse and often hidden tastes, smells and flavors of Southern Africa with an authentically African rooted program. Luju features cooking demos and master-classes by seasoned chefs in the region, the best in African fashion, design and arts, as well as some exciting music and comedy performances by artists from Eswatini, South Africa, Mozambique and beyond.

Set on the lavish lawns of the House on Fire Sculpture Garden against a breath-taking backdrop of endless cane fields and rolling hills, August 3rd 2019 is a day not to be missed for any food enthusiasts, culture buffs and travellers looking for a unique and sophisticated African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious.

The Hosts

Luju is being brought to life by the same team as the world-renowned and much loved MTN Bushfire Festival – House on Fire, backed by a leading global brand in finance and investment whose African heritage goes beyond 150 years – Standard Bank. Guests can be assured of top-notch production, an all-star line-up, and an experience to create poignant memories to last a lifetime.


Through its African vintage theme, Luju will pay homage and celebrate Africa’s beauty and style, through all our senses, from the past, the present, and the future. Luju is a journey of the senses where our ears are awakened by sounds inspired by Miriam Makeba’s township jazz or Fela Kuti’s hip swaying afrobeat music and modern electro beats that electrify the dance halls of Mali and Sophiatown.

Weekend Add-On Value

Weekend add-on experiences including glass-blowing and candle-making showcases to be put on by Ngwenya Glass and Swazi Candles, as well as a traditional dance show at the nearby Mantenga Cultural Village, will make for a culturally rich and memorable Swaziland experience for all Luju visitors – more on this here.