WHISPERING THORNS EXPLAINED
A picturesque family owned guest farm situated in the heart of the north eastern part of Mpumalanga, only 18 kilometers north of Nelspruit and not far from the Kruger National Park. We offer our guests a unique setting in which they are able to feel completely at home. Our rustic design gives you that perfect “get away” feeling. The farm is surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the Lowveld. Whispering Thorns Guest Farm offers a Guest House, self catering accommodation, wedding planner and a spectacular wedding venue. Our “pioneering spirit” is evident in the history and heritage of the farm, we offer an exquisite stay whilst being surrounded by the delightful backdrop of the panorama of the farm.
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The meaning of
The thorns of the Ziziphus mucrota, known as the
Buffalo thorn, “blinkbaar-wag-’n-bietjie” in Afrikaans
and “mphasamhala” in Tsonga, are spaced along
the length of every branch in pairs. One of the
pair points robustly outward and forward while the
other curves back and inward in the oppiste direction.
The Nguni African legend says the thorns tell us
something about ourselves - that we must look
ahead to the future... but we must never forget where
we have come from.