Bordered by Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique, Swaziland is Africa’s last traditional Kingdom, with King Mswati III as the monarch.
The country covers a small area with a varied landscape, from magnificent mountains in the west to the sub-tropical lowveld with fruit, nut and sugar cane farms in the east, bordered by the Lebombo hills. Nature reserves and game parks in Swaziland offer wonderful game viewing opportunities and brilliant birdlife.
Swaziland Tourism, Peoples and Infrastructure
Swaziland has a very good network of tarred roads. The dirt roads are generally good and well worth exploring, travelling through rural areas dotted with attractive Swazi homesteads, each with its own fields of crops. The Swazis are skilled craftsmen offering wonderful crafts along the roadsides or at markets in Mbabane, Manzini and Ezuluwini.
Malkerns is a rural area found in a beautiful valley with plenty for tourists and its local residents to do.
A visit to the Swazi candle factory is a must if you’re looking for gifts to take home. Purchase colourful hand woven fabrics and accessories from the Rosecraft shop, Batik art from the Baobab shop and hand beaded handbags, bed linenand accessories from the Amarasti shop.
Take a break from your shopping and relax in an oasis at the fully licensed Sambane garden restaurant, renowned for their fresh and delicious fusion cuisine, speciality coffees and cakes. Sambane is fast becoming known as the best restaurant in Swaziland with a great playground to keep your kids well entertained.
Piggs Peak, located in the northern parts of the country in the Hhohho region is best known for its spectacular gold mining history dating back to 1889 with a resurgence in 1957.
Please be aware that when you enter Swaziland you are leaving South Africa. For details on Swaziland border requirements please refer to the relevant information under our Useful Info pages.
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