• Kuminda Farm (a trading name of Mandikubhate Investments (Pty) Ltd) is situated in Marobela lands in the Central District, 2.3 km off the Francistown / Nata road, 45 km from Francistown, opposite the Marobela turn. It is an excellent stopover between Francistown and Nata for those travelling North to either Kasane or Maun.
  • Kuminda Farm occupies an area of 15 hectares and is a substantially undisturbed natural area of bush, occupied mainly by rock rabbits which live in two rocky outcrops which in turn host some of the largest trees in the area. The farm hosts school and college groups, focusing mainly on cultural education/exchange programs as well as cultural events and small scale integrated farming.
  • There is abundant birdlife, plenty of unusual flora and fauna and a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation and outdoor activities. The buildings also blend in with the environment and the attractive traditional structures have been developed using available natural resources in the area and using traditional materials and techniques both in construction and architecture. The development continues to provide temporary employment to a number of women and youth in the area. Kuminda Farm has evolved into what it is over the past 6 years.
  • The farm belongs to Lucy Hinchliffe, who was born and bred in Marobela Village. Over the years she has developed a high level of interest in community capacity enhancement processes, particularly those that involve women and youth and she decided to develop Kuminda Farm in a way which could combine the development of the farm with those interests.
  • The farm is beautifully appointed with traditional mud buildings and has a small horticultural project that produces fresh vegetables. These vegetables in turn become part of the traditional meals that we serve to our clients…straight from the field to the table!

Places of Interest

There are many places of interest in the area which are not too far from the farm and to which day trips can be arranged.

These include:

  • Domboshaba Ruins - An iron age stone wall site dating back to 1450AD, Domboshaba (meaning 'red rock' in the Kalanga language) was occupied during the Great Zimbabwe period. To read more CLICK HERE
  • Traditional homesteads in the area - built and decorated in traditional Ikalanga style;
  • Sua Pan - Beautiful salt pan, part of the famous Makgadikgadi salt pans;
  • Panga Hill - rock paintings and beautiful views;
  • Ntimbale Dam - A most beautiful place set in scenic hills and surrounded by beautiful trees;
  • Mbalambi village - Where the Ikalanga god Mwali is supposed to reside in a big rock and also a traditional home for rain dancers and where the people go and ask for rain from their rain god Mwali.

Contact Details:

Lucy Hinchliffe
Tel: +267 723 01363
e-mail: kumindaculture@gmail.com