Luju is the place to be this August if you consider yourself a food enthusiast, culture buff, or traveler looking for a one-of-a-kind African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative, and the delicious.
It is set in the Malkerns Valley in Swaziland, and celebrates Africa’s beauty and style, through all our senses, from the past, the present, and the future.
Luju is a journey of the senses
With sounds inspired by Miriam Makeba’s township jazz and the tastes and smells of a truly African adventure, Luju promises to be a feast for every sense.
The House-on- Fire ampitheatre will be transformed into a culinary stage with and feature some of the favourite famous foodies, including J’Something and Pete Goffe-Wood.
Eighteen13 Wine Club will be 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.
Music and performance
The audible entertainment comes courtesy of MiCasa and the Afrocentric power of Thandiswa Mazwai, the jazzy collaborative The Rebirth of Cool, and the earthy Blues of Albert Frost.
What else to see and do
Make a weekend of it by visiting the culturally rich and memorable eSwatini Meander, and participate in some of the special activities hosted by official Luju partners, including:
- Ngwenya Glass: Glass Blowing (Ngwenya)
- Mantenga Cultural Village (Ezulwini)
- Swazi Candles (Malkerns)
- Tree Top Canopy Tour (Malolotja)
- Swazi Trails Amazing Race
- National Museum and King Sobhuza Park (Lobamba)
Head over to the website to find out more about the Luju line-up and more detail about everything on offer.