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Swaziland City Tour

Country: Swaziland
City: Manzini
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

Package Itinerary

SWAZILAND DAY TRIP


The Kingdom of Swaziland is the best example of a country living in the old African traditions and beliefs, where history and tradition are carefully taken into the 21 century.


We cross the Swaziland border at the Jeppe’s Reef. A scenic drive along Maguga damwall leads us to the “Sobhuza II” memorial enclosure which bring a tribute to the King who led the Swazi nation to independence in 1968. We visit the Ngwenya glassfactory where a group of Swazi craftsmen – with age old artistry – breathe life into enchanting interpretations of animals and birds of Africa crafted from recycled glass collected by the people of Swaziland.

The Swazi nation is well known for their crafts. Another opportunity to watch them at work is following the entire process of candle making. From the gentle softening of the two waxes, the deliberate moulding of each candle to the final trimmings. Each candle maker copies form and shape from photos then instills his own character into each individual piece. Lunch at Malandelas which is an uniquely creative venue offering experiences that will inspire the imagination.


Itinerary:

Guests will be collected from their accommodation establishments early morning and head towards the Jeppes Reef border post.


Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland after border crossing formalities and head towards the Ezulwini Valley, via the scenic Magugua Dam road, app 1.5 hours' drive away.


Upon reaching the newly completed MR3 Highway that leads to the capitol, Mbabane, a short detour will be made to stop at the famous Ngwenya Glass factory where the glass blowers can be viewed at work, numerous arts & crafts shops await, and clean restrooms are available.

Return to the MR3 Higway and proceed towards Mbabane where we take the ring road around the outskirts of town to the Ezulwini Valley, roughly translated as Heavenly Valley...home to the well-known Shebas Breasts Mountain Peaks and Execution Rock!


Depending on the size of the group and the day of the week, expect to see any of the following: King Sobuza II Memorial Park, Swazi Candle factory complex, local market, Mantenga arts and crafts, Baobab Batik, House on Fire complex, Guava Gallery, Mantenga Cultural Village. A lunch stop (included - drinks for own account) will be made during the course of the day at a local restaurant. The Ezulwini Valley offers not only spectacular scenery and amazing arts and crafts, but also friendly people, interesting history and great food! Guests will return to South Africa late afternoon.

INCLUDES:

  • All activities, as described
  • Personal and knowledgeable guide
  • Transport between destinations in comfortable van
  • Water

EXCLUDES:

  • International Flights
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Pocket money

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