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From the team that produces the annual MTN Bushfire Festival, the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle 2019 will offer the same high class production standards within a completely transformed environment. Luju is a unique and sophisticated African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival, after it’s hugely successful inaugural edition, will return this year from August 2nd -August 3rd 2019. Set on the lavish lawns of the House on Fire Sculpture Garden against a breath-taking backdrop of endless cane fields and rolling hills, this is a not-to-be event missed for any food enthusiasts, culture buffs and travellers.

In an exciting development for this year, the Standard bank Luju Food and Lifestyle 2019 Festival will take place over two days, commencing on the evening of 2nd August. Lulu Premium Lounge ticket holders will be welcomed to a welcome cocktail party at Malandela’s Restaurant with light snacks and drinks on the evening of August 2nd.

Guests will be able to stay on site with Rush Glamping who will provide a state of the art Glamping experience on the Luju Festival grounds that includes en suite hot showers and toilets, providing a home away from home for our local and international guests.

New travel packages will also include charter flights to make getting to this weekend feast of local flavor as quick and easy as possible.

The 2019 edition of the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival promises to be a sensory experience unlike any other under the theme: A return to the African future. As we return to ourselves, we return to a time when we respected the soil, treading lightly with bare feet. A time when our hands sowed seeds of an abundant harvest, hope and love.

To that end, all elements of the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival, including food vendors and curators must be ethical and sustainable in their approach to farming and food. The festival will continue to encourage conversations about our consumption habits and our role in conserving nature and the sustainability of our planet through various thematic activations.

Physical tickets will be ON SALE in Eswatini Tuesday June 4th, 2pm and in Maputo from June 11th- visit the website for more details: http://www.lujufestival.com

Join SIBA’s Table: Headliner Culinary Program
This love and honoring of food is at the heart of the festival and the House on Fire Ampitheatre, that will host a specially designed Culinary Programme that will be an interactive showcase headlined by one of Africa’s hottest and most loved culinary exports and experts, Siba Mtongana from the internationally acclaimed TV show, Cooking with Siba.

The Luju Festival culinary experiences will include intimate cooking demonstrations and master-classes with celebrity chefs, where participants will get to experience and sample the world famous cuisine of our celebrity chefs, and hopefully learn a thing or two from the experts themselves in the process. Be sure to arrive early at the Festival, to not miss out on this once in a lifetime experience

This space will allow for intimate audience interaction with celebrity chefs, an exploration into our cultural heritage through traditional and locally sourced ingredients, culinary master classes and a Kids Kitchen competition.

An Adventure of Beverages
To accompany the various food activations, Luju will be offering an array of drinks spaces and activations. The Drinks Promenade, at the centre of the Luju gardens, is our new adventure within an adventure, that will allow guests to journey through the Luju gardens while experiencing exclusive wines, whiskeys, craft beers and gins from a selection of our new beverage partners.
For the more sophisticated palate, the Wine Saloon presents an array of wines and demonstrations from seasoned masters, relaying the art & history of wine making. To that end Luju is excited to once again, partner with eighteen13, a wine boutique that offers a selection of the finest wines from South Africa that are not widely available.

The Craft Gin and Beer Garden will offer an expansive selection of quality craft beers including special brews from the finest breweries in Africa, while The Top Deck Lounge will provide festival goers an all-inclusive quality whisky tasting experience complete, waiter service, and a farm-style a-la carte menu, complimented by a great panorama view of the festival arena.
For a premium experience, the new and improved Standard Bank Premium Lounge will, this year, include an additional selection of specialty cuisine traders for our premium guests to enjoy, without leaving the comfort of the lounge.

Designer Lifestyle
The 2019 Luju theme is also brought to life in the Design Café – a space that takes us on a journey of celebration though sculptural art and design works. All elements in the are designed and infused with simple materials that preserve our culture and embrace our environment. Offering focus on creating comforts within our homes and preserving our heritage. Simple pleasures like taking time to swing and discovering small histories is what we yearn at the Design Café.

Sway the Night Away
In addition to the full array of food and lifestyle activities taking place across the Luju landscape, The Standard Bank Luju main stage will feature an inspired array of jazz, afro-pop, blues, acapella and much more, from high profile acts from the region and beyond.

The Standard Bank Luju Festival is excited to confirm the legendary Bongo Maffin from South Africa as a headline act who will take to the stage on Saturday night.
Additional confirmed acts include The Muses, the four glamorous and gorgeous classically trained musicians who transform popular and contemporary music through violin and cello.

Eswatini’s Amanda Mo, MTN SWAMA Best Afro Pop Artist 2018, will perform her chart topping hits, while Mozambique’s Ghorwane, who continue to be one of the largest musical groups in the country with an international career that spans over 35 years, will bring their unique flavor to the Luju stage.

South Africa’s Billy Monama & GrassRootz project is the musical embodiment of the Luju theme as it sets out to revive the history and re-connect us with our South African Musical Heritage.

Tickets for the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival are on sale now via the website: http://www.lujufestival.com

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2019

A return to the African Future. A return to self, a return to a time when we respected the soil, a return to a time when our hands sowed seeds with hope of an abundant harvest, seeds that bare roots, barks, leaves and fruits we chew to heal our bodies. We celebrate nature that is all around, that sustains us. We celebrate the sweet nectar that makes Luju, we celebrate the bees that make Luju, and sustain our world in doing so.

 

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival, after it’s hugely successful inaugural edition, will return this year from August 2nd -August 3rd 2019. Set on the lavish lawns of the House on Fire Sculpture Garden against a breath-taking backdrop of endless cane fields and rolling hills, this is a not-to-be event missed for any food enthusiasts, culture buffs and travellers. Luju is a unique and sophisticated African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious.

In an exciting development for this year, the Standard bank Luju Food and Lifestyle 2019 Festival will take place over two days, commencing on the evening of 2nd August.

Guests will be able to stay on site with Rush Glamping who will provide a state of the art Glamping experience on the Luju Festival grounds that includes en suite hot showers and toilets, providing a home away from home for our local and international guests.

New travel packages will also include charter flights to make getting to this weekend feast of local flavor as quick and easy as possible.

The 2019 edition of the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival promises to be a sensory experience unlike any other under the theme: A return to the African future. As we return to ourselves, we return to a time when we respected the soil, treading lightly with bare feet. A time when our hands sowed seeds of an abundant harvest, hope and love.

To that end, all elements of the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival, including food vendors and curators must be ethical and sustainable in their approach to farming and food. The festival will continue to encourage conversations about our consumption habits and our role in conserving nature and the sustainability of our planet through various thematic activations.

 

Love to Cook with SIBA: Headliner Culinary Program
This love and honoring of food is at the heart of the festival and the House on Fire Ampitheatre, that will host a specially designed Culinary Programme that will be an interactive showcase headlined by one of Africa’s hottest and most loved culinary exports and experts, Siba Mtongana from the internationally acclaimed TV show, Cooking with Siba.

The Luju Festival culinary experiences will include intimate cooking demonstrations and master-classes with celebrity chefs, where participants will get to experience and sample the world famous cuisine of our celebrity chefs, and hopefully learn a thing or two from the experts themselves in the process. Be sure to arrive early at the Festival, to not miss out on this once in a lifetime experience.

This space will allow for intimate audience interaction with celebrity chefs, an exploration into our cultural heritage through traditional and locally sourced ingredients, culinary master classes and a Kids Kitchen competition.

 

An Adventure of Beverages

To accompany the various food activations, Luju will be offering an array of drinks spaces and activations. The Drinks Promenade, at the centre of the Luju gardens, is our new adventure within an adventure, that will allow guests to journey through the Luju gardens while experiencing exclusive wines, whiskeys, craft beers and gins from a selection of our new beverage partners.

For the more sophisticated palate, the Wine Saloon presents an array of wines and demonstrations from seasoned masters, relaying the art & history of wine making. To that end Luju is excited to once again, partner with eighteen13, a wine boutique that offers a selection of the finest wines from South Africa that are not widely available

The Craft Gin and Beer Garden will offer an expansive selection of quality craft beers including special brews from the finest breweries in Africa, while The Top Deck Lounge will provide festival goers an all-inclusive quality whisky tasting experience complete, waiter service, and a farm-style a-la carte menu, complimented by a great panorama view of the festival arena.

For a premium experience, the new and improved Standard Bank Premium Lounge will, this year, include an additional selection of specialty cuisine traders for our premium guests to enjoy, without leaving the comfort of the lounge.

 

Designer Lifestyle

The 2019 Luju theme is also brought to life in the Design Café – a space that takes us on a journey of celebration though sculptural art and design works. All elements in the are designed and infused with simple materials that preserve our culture and embrace our environment. Offering focus on creating comforts within our homes and preserving our heritage. Simple pleasures like taking time to swing and discovering small histories is what we yearn at the Design Café.

 

Sway the Night Away

In addition to the full array of food and lifestyle activities taking place across the Luju landscape, The Standard Bank Luju main stage will feature an inspired array of jazz, afro-pop, blues, acapella and much more, from high profile acts from the region and beyond.

The Standard Bank Luju Festival is excited to confirm the legendary Bonga Maffin from South Africa as a headline act who will take to the stage on Saturday night.

Additional confirmed acts include The Muses, the four glamorous and gorgeous classically trained musicians who transform popular and contemporary music through violin and cello.

Eswatini’s Amanda Mo, MTN SWAMA Best Afro Pop Artist 2018, will perform her chart topping hits, while Mozambique’s Ghorwane, who continue to be one of the largest musical groups in the country with an international career that spans over 35 years, will bring their unique flavor to the Luju stage.

South Africa’s GrassRootz project is the musical embodiment of the Luju theme as it sets out to revive the history and re-connect us with our South African Musical Heritage.

Tickets for the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival are on sale now.

Tickets can be purchased here: www.house-on-fire.com/luju/tickets/

Pre-registration for Early-bird tickets Now Open

 

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle festival 2019, after it’s hugely successful inaugural edition will return this year on August 3rd 2019.

Online pre-registration for limited early-bird tickets is now open and will only be open for a limited time until 29 April 2019. ONLY those who pre-register will get exclusive access to these discounted tickets that will be on sale from 29 April 2019.
To pre-register, visit www.howler.co.za/luju but please note that pre-registration does not guarantee tickets as there are only limited early bird tickets available. Those that have registered will receive a notification on the 29th of April that they can now buy their Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle 2019 tickets online. Tickets must be bought and paid for within a 2-day period.

 

About Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival

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.

In 2018, we returned to our past: inspired by the sophisticated and elegant style of women in the 60’s as they swayed to the sounds of Miriam Makeba’s ‘pata pata’; moved by the energy and rhythms of Fela Kuti, soundtrack to the indomitable spirit of colonial & post-colonial resistance: African Vintage.

This year, the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will embrace the theme: A return to the African Future. A return to self, a return to a time when we respected the soil, treading lightly with bare feet. Bearing witness to a mysterious future through the cosmos above, that nurtures our livelihood through a cycle of fruitful seasons. A time when our hands sowed seeds of an abundant harvest, hope and love. Seeds that bare roots, barks, leaves and fruits we chew to heal our bodies.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will feature 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, this 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.

For queries, please email communications@house-on-fire.com or call +268 2528 2040. Visit this website regularly or follow us on social media to stay up to date.

 

 

Pre-registration for Early-bird tickets Now Open

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle festival 2019, after it’s hugely successful inaugural edition will return this year on August 3rd 2019.

Online pre-registration for limited early-bird tickets is now open and will only be open for a limited time until 29 April 2019. ONLY those who pre-register will get exclusive access to these discounted tickets that will be on sale from 29 April 2019.

To pre-register, visit https://www.howler.co.za/luju but please note that pre-registration does not guarantee tickets as there are only limited early bird tickets available. Those that have registered will receive a notification on the 29th of April that they can now buy their Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle 2019 tickets online. Tickets must be bought and paid for within a 2-day period.

About Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival

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.

In 2018, we returned to our past: inspired by the sophisticated and elegant style of women in the 60’s as they swayed to the sounds of Miriam Makeba’s ‘pata pata’; moved by the energy and rhythms of Fela Kuti, soundtrack to the indomitable spirit of colonial & post-colonial resistance: African Vintage.

This year, the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will embrace the theme: A return to the African Future. A return to self, a return to a time when we respected the soil, treading lightly with bare feet. Bearing witness to a mysterious future through the cosmos above, that nurtures our livelihood through a cycle of fruitful seasons. A time when our hands sowed seeds of an abundant harvest, hope and love. Seeds that bare roots, barks, leaves and fruits we chew to heal our bodies.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will feature 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, this 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.

For queries, please email communications@house-on-fire.com or call +268 2528 2040. Visit this website regularly or follow us on social media to stay up to date.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2019 Save the Date!

Taking place on House on Fires lawns overlooking the scenic Malkerns valley in eSwatini, just a four hour drive from Johannesburg, The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival is back for a second year with its one-day lavish feast of music, fashion, entertainment, culinary exploits, connoisseur led premium wine and whiskey showcases.

After a hugely successful inaugural edition, the unique and sophisticated African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious, will take place on August 3rd 2019.

The proudly African vintage theme pays homage and celebrates Africa’s beauty and style, through all our senses, from the past to the present and to the future. It’s a journey of the senses where our ears are awakened by the sounds of Miriam Makeba’s township jazz to Fela Kuti’s hip swaying afrobeat music.

The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival space is created via unique locally infused architecture and the inviting farm-style warmth of Malandela’s Restaurant. This spacious and beautiful venue enables festival goers to leisurely interact with a range of lifestyle activations designed for the whole family.

Showcasing the amazing and diverse tastes of Southern Africa, the festival hosts a range of top chefs, wineries, breweries, eateries as well as artisans, and of course, an amazing line-up of music. With a focus on the local, regional and distinctly African tastes, styles, sounds and trends, Luju is unlike any other food and lifestyle event in the region.

We are allowed to dream and live a lifestyle of true African distinction at the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle festival, a celebration of the finest of who we are and who we will forever be.

August 3rd 2019 is a day not to be missed for any food enthusiasts, culture buffs and travellers looking for a memorable sensory experience!

Pre-registration for Early-bird tickets (Online) commences in March, visit this website regularly or follow us on social media to stay up to date.

The Official Standard Bank Luju Festival Video 2018 is here!

Thank you for sharing in on this food adventure with us. The official Standard Bank Luju Festival video 2018 is here. Let it take you back to the unique celebration of tastes, smells, sights and sounds of eSwatini and surrounds, truly a sensory experience unlike any other. Enjoy the video

 

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Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival: A Magical African Celebration

 

Over 4,700 people enjoyed a feast of the senses at Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival in the beautiful kingdom of eSwatini.

Unlike any other event in the region, Luju was a true African celebration, described by NuSoul Hub Radio this way, “The inaugural Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival was a delightful sensory and delectable experience with a feast of lavish music and finest food. The festival attracted thousands of music, food and fashion enthusiasts from all walks of life and different ages with a majority of them adhering to the African Vintage theme. It was indeed a blissful and well-coordinated event with a stunning setup complimenting the lawns of House on Fire Sculpture Garden and the endless cane fields and rolling hills. Every person was in a jovial mood and why wouldn’t you be, as there were countless forms of entertainment (salsa, wheel chair basketball, bike riding, wine tasting just to mention a few), a number of stalls, fully stocked bar and the amazing food garden to fill one’s insatiable desire.”

Food activations from the much-loved J’Something were a huge hit, with J’Something having this to say of his Luju experience across the food and music stages, “ eSwatini showed me and my band so much love. I enjoyed every minute of Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival … really world class!”

A large Swazi contingent was represented in the trader space and the Food Garden and Design Café, and were part of the amazing diversity on display. The Design Café featured vintage fashion, contemporary and mid-century photography and art.

Some of the tastes on offer included Ethiopian cuisine, African regional dishes, Sushi, and of course the braai and local traditional foods. Pete Goffe-Woods braai activation in partnership with Big Game Parks was also a major attraction. Big Game Parks appreciated the opportunity of being involved at LUJU with a Masterchef SA judge and renowned chef. The relationship with Pete will continue through training iniatives, new and exciting additions to their menu.
This collaboration with Pete has driven them to include new and improved dishes to their menu. The BGP team was especially impressed with his take on well known dishes by adding simple ingredients.

Guests also enjoyed a range of craft gin, vodka and beer, as well as some amazing South African wines. Eighteen13 Boutique Wine Shop was on site with South Africa’s first Black female winemaker, Ntsiki Biyela, who in 2009 was named as South Africa’s Woman Winemaker of the Year and who had this to say of the event, “The Festival was amazing, definitely an authentic representation of African lifestyle. It is a must attend festival, the experience was worth the journey and beyond.”

The part atmosphere went on long into the evening with amazing performances from MiCasa, Albert Frost, and the Rebirth of Cool amongst others. But it was a powerful performance from Thandiswa Maswai that had many people talking. Her words of support for women and her moving tribute to Winnie Mandela brought had the entire audience quietly spellbound.

Exceeding the expectations of the organisers, the Luju Food and Lifestyle festival’s debut event has secured its place on the region’s events calendar

Cash Out Option Now Available

Good news! If you missed the chance of cashing out at the Standard Bank Luju festival, you can still can cash out online as from Wednesday, August 08, 2018, with an allowance of 14 days (ends August 22, 2018). Visit www.howler.co.za and click cash-out and follow the steps thereafter. You will be able to transfer the funds to your bank account.
You will need your wristband to complete the process

 

Standard Bank Luju: Unveiling The Vibrant Luju MCs

Gracing the unique, dome-shaped Luju stage as MCs for the debut of the Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival, will be Anele Tshabalala and Phila Dlamini.

House on Fire Communications made the announcement of the MCs selection yesterday. This followed a call-out for applications for candidates to fulfill this role where many aspiring MCs made submissions, and a final few were shortlisted to showcase their talent, and the two emerged as the winning Luju stage ambassadors.

Multi-talented, young and vibrant, Anele and Phila exude the wholesome goodness that Luju is about, and easily give a picture of the timelessness of the African Vintage theme selected for the event. Anele is a Design Lecturer, Digital Photographer and Make-Up Artist who has a natural aptitute for all things creative. She has authored a book titled “Street Cuisine” where she profiled a myriad of meals prepared by Zulu women in the streets of Durban, for which she was awarded the Head, Heart and Hands Award by the Durban Univerity of Technology in acknowledgement of her unique contribution to cross works of literature and photography.

Phila, also known in local public-speaking circles as ‘PHD’, is a master of the spoken word. His infectious grit and wit make for a great combination sure to keep our Luju patrons entertained throughout the entire festival.

Thank you to all the candidates that put together and submitted their videos for selection for this role – indeed Eswatini has many exceptionally gifted and skilled young people in the arts space that need to be supported.

A one-day unique celebration of the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Eswatini and Africa, the Standard Bank Luju Food and LifestyleFestival promises to be unlike any other. Taking place on 4th August from 10am – 3am, Luju will feature a host of engaging food, drink, music, and lifestyle experiences including cooking demos and master-classes, interactive spaces, the best in hand-crafts and arts, as well as some of the most exciting musical performances from across Southern Africa. Foodies, travelers, culture buffs, and anyone looking for an authentic and sophisticated African-vintage styled event will relish Luju’s firmly locally rooted program.

For more info on the festival check out the other pages.

Standard Bank Luju: African Vintage Lifestyle Celebration

Ten days remain until the debut of Standard Bank Luju Food and Lifestyle Festival!

A one-day unique celebration of the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Eswatini and Africa, this African-vintage styled event promises to be unlike any other.

Taking place on 4th August from 10am – 3am, Luju will feature a host of engaging food, drink, music, and lifestyle experiences including cooking demos and master-classes, interactive spaces, the best in hand-crafts and arts, as well as some of the most exciting musical performances from across Southern Africa. Foodies, travelers, culture buffs, and anyone looking for an authentic and sophisticated African-vintage styled event will relish Luju’s firmly locally rooted program.

Alongside the culinary delights and local handicrafts, the festival hosts an interactive Lifestyle Zone, packed full of shops, stalls and offerings all aimed at encouraging positive and ethical lifestyle choices.

 

Gear up for Healthy and Active Fun at Luju
From life planning with Standard Bank and Liberty insurance, and environmentally sustainable living with Watts Up Solar, to choosing an active lifestyle with Phela Live gym, Bailamos Dance, Wheelchair Basketball Swaziland, All Out Africa, as well as mountain biking displays, Luju lifestyle is all about celebrating natural goodness.

Festival-goers can try out a diverse range of fun ways to stay healthy and active. Put on your dancing shoes and join a Salsa, Kizomba or Bachata class; experience a moment of calmness in a yoga class, get a new perspective in life and try out wheelchair basketball, or get your heart pumping and join an aerobics class – who said being healthy has to be hard work!

If this isn’t enough, festival-goers can also have the chance to take an exhilarating quad bike ride through the Malandela’s Farm. Or, hit the virtual road with a simulator from Mercedes-Benz.

 

Sample the finer things in life at the Design Cafe
For a more relaxed ambiance, visit the Luju Design Café – a space curated by Khulekani Msweli a local master of design and art – which will be showcasing the best in design, art and fashion. Within the Design Café, festival patrons will have the opportunity to see and engage with the works of three leading artists from eSwatini, Peppy Sibanyoni, a photographer now based in Cape Town, Celimpilo Dlamini a painter, and Sakhile Gumbi a painter, musician and all-round creative.

 

Delve into the history of eSwatini
Eswatini has by far the oldest cultural tradition in the world. This stretches back over forty thousand years ago to a time when people mined ochre at Ngwenya Mine. Ochre is rusted iron, it has no practical use – but a great deal of spiritual and ritual use. It is how people connect to ancestors and spirits. Bob Forrestor, an expert on this culture and history will present a talk that explores ochre and ritual, past and present, the living and the dead.

At the heart of the Luju Lifestyle Zone, eSwatini’s natural bounty will be on display at the Food Garden with organic body products made from the marula fruit from Swazi Secrets. Additionally, after months of careful selection, 13 of the best food stall providers have been selected to share a delicious range of menu items.

 

Wholesome goodness to delight the taste buds
The Luju Food Garden proudly supports local produce and has partnered with local farmers in eSwatini to supply our farm stall with fresh local produce; including homemade products such as atchar, honey, and marmalades, while all vendors will be provided gas by EasyGas.

Guests can expect a range of gourmet venison, gourmet shisanyama, a raw food café, Ethiopian cuisine with traditional Ethiopian coffee, Swa-shi (our take on Swazi sushi), indigenous Swazi food, Mozambican seafood, Tacos with a Swazi twist, fresh smoothies and juices, herbal teas, gourmet cakes, and fiery curries. The Luju Food Garden is also supported by the Windhoek craft beer bar. Festival guests can expect a wide range of craft beers to choose from.

Masterchef SA judge Pete Goffe Wood has partnered with Big Game Parks to create a special recipe with venison and will host a culinary demonstration in the Food Garden, sharing tips on braa’ing with venison.

 

Kid thrills to be had
It’s also not just adults who are going to be tantalised by the festival’s programme, however. Kids will be enthralled by the activities taking place in the fun and games area.

In-keeping with the vintage theme there will be some old school races, remember all those bygone favourites – the sack race, egg and spoon, and the three-legged race. Also, along the vintage theme, see who can get closest to the target with a shooting range for bows and arrows, pellet guns and slingshots.

Not so old school will be the kids’ quads, which will be racing around what was the Firefly stage for the MTN Bushfire Festival.

Kids will also be able to enjoy cycling, ballet classes with Velile Dube from Kids in Motion, drumming workshops with Pelepele, testing the little grey cells with a giant chess board, and a fun-filled treasure hunt. Finally, what kids’ event would be complete without a jumping castle, a face-painter, and a clown!

For more information and a full event schedule look through the other pages.