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Swaziland

Swaziland, located in Southern Africa, is home to the siSwati-speaking Swazi nation. It was a British protectorate from 1906 until its full independence in 1968. It is a small landlocked kingdom of less than one million people, bordered by South Africa on three sides and Mozambique to the east.

The Swazi people have a rich cultural heritage and those living in remote rural areas tend to follow very traditional ways of life. Many others have accepted western lifestyles while they still adhere to many of their traditions.

Known as the "mountain kingdom" Swaziland remains one of the world’s few absolute monarchies. King Mswati III, educated at one of Britain’s elite colleges, regularly appears in the country’s sacred festivities, adorned in the leopard skins of his office, participating in ritual dance and ceremonies. The country spans a choice portion of Southern Africa’s highveld's descent into the eastern lowveld and is blessed with easily accessible areas of great natural beauty.

It is a very popular destination with South African hikers because of the natural beauty of the Swaziland's nature reserves and the country's close proximity to Gauteng. More commercial, but very popular, tourist attractions include Swazi Candles, Mantenga Craft Centre, Mantenga Swazi Cultural Village and the Ngwenya Glass Works.

Tours that include Swaziland

Blyde River Canyon

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,735 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 435 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘southbound’ tour version that starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town.

Highlights: Panorama Route , Blyde River Canyon , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Transkei , Hole-in-the-Wall , Garden Route , Storm’s River Mouth , Knysna , Cango Caves , Route 62 , Cape Winelands , Cape Town .

Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Private guided tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R63,000 per person sharing - for group between 2 and 2. (±US$ 4,509 )
R40,800 per person sharing - for group between 4 and 6. (±US$ 2,920 )
R33,500 per person sharing - for group between 7 and 14. (±US$ 2,398 )
R15,500 single supplement (±US$ 1,109 )

Valid dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018


Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. Explore by game drive vehicle, hike in beautiful environs and enjoy our beloved country’s rich cultural diversity.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Sunshine Coast , Wild Coast , Transkei , KwaZulu-Natal , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Panorama Route .

Hole-in-the-Wall

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R24,240 per person sharing (±US$ 1,735 )
R6,085 single supplement (±US$ 435 )

Valid dates: Nov 2014 - Oct 2015


This tour covers the highlights of South Africa and is ideal for first time visitors to the country. It provides a mix of cities, countryside, historical sites, scenic drives, nature, wildlife, culture and people. This is the ‘northbound’ tour version that starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Knysna , Storm’s River Mouth , Coffee Bay , Wild Coast , Hibiscus Coast , San Lameer , Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve , St. Lucia , Swaziland , Kruger National Park , Panorama Route , Johannesburg .

Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles

Duration: 16 days, 15 nights
Tour Type: Scheduled tours
Luxury Level: *** / ****
Price: R37,500 per person sharing (±US$ 2,684 )
R8,000 single supplement (±US$ 572 )

Valid dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018


Discover the main things to do, see and experience in South Africa, including beautiful winelands, majestic mountain ranges, rolling wheat and sugarcane fields, caves, beaches and rocky shorelines, forests and pristine wilderness areas. This tour is guided in German, the same tour is also available in English.

Highlights: Cape Town , Cape Winelands , Stellenbosch , Oudtshoorn , Route 62 , Garden Route , Knysna , Oudtshoorn ostrich farms , Cango Caves , Sunshine Coast , Wild Coast , Transkei , KwaZulu-Natal , iSimangaliso Wetland Park , St. Lucia , Kruger National Park , Swaziland , Panorama Route .

Swaziland attractions

A male lion yawns in the African bush at Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland.

Hlane Royal National Park

The Hlane Royal National Park of Swaziland lies in the East of the country and is under the protection of King Mswati III. The Reserve covers 22 000 ha of Swazi bushveld, dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. It is home to elephant, lion, white rhino, giraffe and a large variety of other animals.

Looking down the Lusutfu River in Swaziland near Big Bend, which gets its name from a major 90-degree turn in the course of the River.

Big Bend

The town Big Bend in the east of Swaziland derives it's name from the big bend in the Great Usuthu River where it meets the Lebombo Mountains. Tourist attractions close to Big Bend include a number of game reserves, cultural activities, sport and adventure activities.

Traditional bee-hive shaped Swazi Huts at the Mantenga Cultural Village in Ezulwini - Swaziland.

Ezulwini Valley

Swaziland’s Ezulwini Valley lies between Mbabane, the capital city to its north, and Manzini to its south. Various attractions are located within, or close to the Valley. It is home to company HQ’s, a couple of malls and various hotels. Ezulwini is a popular destination for local and international tourists alike.

A creation of Swazi Candles near Malkerns in Swaziland.

Swazi Candles

Swazi Candles is situated in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland. It has been producing fine handmade candles since 1981. Local Swazi artists and craftsmen produce unique candle designs which are renowned throughout the world. Each Swazi Candle, unique in shape and character, is hand-moulded and hand-finished.

Swazi men in traditional dress performing a Swazi dance at Mantenga Cultural Village.

The Swazi People

The Swazi people is a Southern African ethnic or language group that reside primarily in the Kingdom of Swaziland, but also in large numbers in the neighbouring South African province of Mpumalanga. The Swazi language - Swazi or siSwati - fall within Southern Africa’s Nguni group of languages, as do Zulu and Xhosa.