The Kingdom of Eswatini is a monarchy is fondly known for its rich cultural and natural heritage. The country also a rich bio-diversity of fauna & flora.
We invite you to enjoy the exciting Swaziland Day Tour. We gladly pick you up at any lodge or accommodation en route from Marloth Park (06:00), Komatipoort, Hectorspruit.
Our first stop is at the Jeppes Reef border post please remember to bring your passport, very few countries require visas but please ensure that you clear your status in advance.
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We visit the following attractions:
- Maguga Dam which was built in the most preserved volcanic area in the world.
- Ngenya Glass Factory
- Cultural experience at Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swazi Cultural Village
- Swazi Candles in Malkerns
PLEASE NOTE: Shops and markets such as the Candle factory and the glass factory might be closed on Saturdays Sundays and public holidays.
Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland after border crossing formalities and head towards the Ezulwini Valley, via Piggs Peak, then via the scenic Magugua Dam road, app 1.5 hours' drive away. We will stop at the dam to take photos.
The next stop at the famous Ngwenya Glass factory where the glass blowers can be viewed at work (weekdays only), numerous arts & crafts shops await, and clean rest rooms are available.
Return to the MR3 Highway 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!
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.
A lunch stop 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!