Hlokomela Herb Banquet
The Hlokomela Herb Banquet is held every year at the beginning of September and involves support and participation from various lodges in the region who prepare and present a range of foods made using herbs produced by Hlokomela in their Herb Garden. The Hlokomela Herb Garden produces a wide range of herbs and vegetables produced in the community gardens to feed into the Food Bank as well as to help sustain Hlokomela financially through their sales to lodges and major retail outlets in the region. All meals produced during the banquet have to contain herbs obtained from the Hlokomela Gardens
Established in 2005, the Hlokomela Programme coordinates various health and educational development initiatives for 72 local agricultural and tourism businesses associated with the Hoedspruit Training Trust, a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to empower commercial farm workers and their families with a greater sense of responsibility for their personal health, spiritual, and educational development.
The Banquet is held in a scenic location at Thornybush Game Reserve.
Directions from Johannesburg and Pretoria
From Johannesburg take the N12 to Emalahleni (Witbank), where the N12 highway links up with the N4 highway. (From Pretoria) Continue with the N4 in the direction Mbombela (Nelspruit). Approximately 60 km past Middleburg take the R540 to your left. Travel though the towns of eMakhazeni (Belfast) and eMnotweni (Dullstroom) to Mashishing (Lydenburg) Take the R36 (which becomes the R527) towards Hoedspruit, passing through Origstad and descending down the Able Erasmus Pass. At Hoedspruit take the R40 south towards Bushbuckridge. Continue 6 km and turn left at the Eastgate Airport sign / Argyle Road. Continue 14 km (tarred road) and turn right onto Guernsey Road (following the signs to Thornybush Reserve.) Continue 9km (gravel road) and turn left into the Thornybush Game Reserve gate. Follow signage to Thornybush Game Lodge.
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