Exploring Tourism in Swaziland
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Swaziland Popular Places to Visit


Mbabane (pronounced Um-ba-ba-neh) is Swaziland’s capital city and has a magnificent setting, ringed by the craggy backdrop of the Dlangeni Hills. With an average height of 1243m, it sits firmly in the highveld, its temperate climate offering some relief during the hot season.  Today this area forms the heart of town, and houses banks, shops, internet cafés, tourist information and most

Piggs Peak

Piggs Peak is a popular resort located in the Hhohho Province of Swaziland, founded around gold prospecting in 1884. Situated near magnificent mountains and raging gorges, this area is considered to be the most scenic of the highveld attractions. Located nearby in some of the nature reserves are scenes containing the following – low shrubland, dense bush, majestic mountains and

Royal Swazi Spa

Set in the natural tranquility of the Ezulwini Valley, the Royal Swazi Spa Valley resort beckons guests from all corners of the world. The resort is made up of the elegant Royal Swazi Spa hotel and Lugogo Sun. The two hotels are a minute's drive apart when travelling by courtesy bus, which makes it the ideal venue for a host

Ngwenya Glass

Ngwenya Glass is regarded as Africa’s most prestigious glass factory. Ngwenya pieces can be found in art galleries and airport shops around the world, and while in Swaziland you could score some of their signature works at wholesale prices. The factory uses age-old glass blowing techniques that have been passed onto local Swazi craftsmen since the opening in August 1987.

Great Usutu River

There is no shortage of thrilling activities in Swaziland, and for adventure lovers there’s no greater rush than an exhilarating white water rafting trip down Swaziland’s Great Usutu River. This excursion is the only one of its kind in the country, and is  available only through one tour operator, Swazi Trails. Half and full-day packages are available. Trained river guides

Shewula Nature Reserve

Shewula Nature Reserve covers 2650ha of land put aside by the local community for conservation. It is part of the Lubombo Conservancy and is home to the very popular Shewula Mountain Camp, which enjoys a spectacular location on top of the Lubombo Mountains. On a clear day you can see down to the Indian Ocean to the east and across

Ezulwini Valley

Ezulwini Valley is a valley of northwest Eswatini. Also known as "The Valley of Heaven", the valley lasts for about 30 kilometres, and is bounded to the east by the Mdzimba hills. In the Ezulwini Valley between breath-taking mountains and rolling plains, the Royal Swazi Sun Casino is your first stop to discover the history, tradition, culture and friendliness of

Veki’s Village

Veki’s Village is a self-catering establishment in Mbabane, Swaziland, with beautiful sunsets, surrounded by nature, indigenous plants, wildlife, and amazing birds. It is located off Mountain Drive, 4 km from the centre of town, on 4.78 hectares of land.

Mantenga Reserve

In the picturesque Ezulwini Valley, Mantenga Nature Reserve offers a fun taste of Swazi nature and culture. This compact 725-hectare reserve is home to the Mantenga Cultural Village, a recreation of Swazi life in the 1850s. Here, visitors can take guided tours to learn about Swazi culture and customs, participate in activities such as plaiting mountain grass and grinding grains,

Manzini, The Capital City

The region’s capital city, also called Manzini and known as The Hub of Swaziland, was previously named Bremersdorp after the entrepreneur Albert Bremer, who arrived there in the 1880s during the concessions period. Because he operated his farm and trading store near the river, the Swazis, with typical humour, dubbed his place kaManzini (at the water). Bremersdorp was the country’s capital