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SWAZILAND HOLIDAYS   >   AFRICA 


Tourist information Swaziland.

Districts in Szaziland: Hhohho, Lubombo, Manzini, Shiselweni

Ezulwini, Hlane Game Sanctuary, Lobamba, Manzini, Mbabane, Pigs Peak.

Capital City Swaziland : Mbabane [ administrative ] and Lobamba [ legislative ].


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Hotels in Swaziland

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

 

  Sun International resorts

Parks & Reserves

  Big Game Parks
oo   Hlane Royal National Park  -  In the vast bushveld expanse of eastern Swaziland where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils ...
oo   Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary  -  Swaziland's pioneer conservation area, is a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland's "Valley of Heaven", the Ezulwini Valley.
oo   Mkhaya Game Reserves   -  In the southeast of Swaziland, the heart of the lowveld lies an un spoilt wilderness, haven to endangered species
  Malolotja Nature Reserve
  Mantenga Nature Reserve
The reserve is a small protected area of 725 hectares in a secluded corner of the Ezulwini Valley.
  Mbuluzi Game Reserve
  Mlawula Nature Reserve
Set below and upon Lubombo mountains wich form boundary between Swaziland and Mozambique
  Muti-Muti Reserve
  Phophonyane Nature Reserve & Lodge
  Shewula Camp & Game Reserve   -   first community eco-tourism project in Swaziland.
The Shewula Mountain Camp straddles the 500 metre high Lubombo Mountains with a 100 km panoramic view of Swaziland encompassing nearby Mbuluzi and Mlawula, and Hlane game parks. Maputo can be seen on clear day at 100km away view. The camp is 20 minutes away from the Lomahasha border.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

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Holidays from dozens of leading specialist tour companies and accommodations who are passionate about conserving Africa's wildlife and benefiting its people.

 G Adventures
*  Kruger & Swazi Overland
In Africa, the cultural exchange rate is always favourable. This eye-opening journey into South Africa and Swaziland promises ample face-time with the region's famed wildlife and life-changing contact with the people who make this land their home. Here, you'll marvel at hippopotami in their natural habitat, dine on traditional cuisine prepared with care by villagers and meet the beneficiaries of Planeterra's efforts in the region.

  
Create your perfect trip to Swaziland   -   Flight, Hotel and Car

  Steam in South Africa  
Shogologo Southern Cross [ South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. You will gain a rare insight into the culture and geographical kaleidoscope that makes Southern africa so exciting ].



  Hawane Adventures  
Horse Riding, Rafting, Caving, Hiking, Mountain Biking, 4x4, Fly fishing, Paragliding, Golf, Bird watching,  Dolphins
Hawane village is located in the northwestern highlands and bordered by the majestic Malalotja Nature Reserve. What once was a private farm where there was a love for horses and peaceful walks with eye-catching scenery is the perfect place to experience Africa from horse riding to caving.
  Nisela Safari
  Swazi Trails   -   half and full day tours
Specialising in exclusive, interactive tours to all the Kingdom's major attractions, Swazi Trails employ only the most experienced local guides and offer quality transport in air-conditioned vehicles.
Committed above all else to the meaningful preservation of our natural and cultural heritage, we guarantee you a tour which spreads the benefits of your interests to the people who make this country what it is.

Swaziland - Southbound Travel Guide - 1920143270Travel Guides Swaziland / Related Books

Swaziland: Southbound Travel Guide
David Fleminger (Author)
Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers (1 Oct 2008); ISBN-10: 1920143270; ISBN-13: 978-1920143275.

Transport / How do I travel to Swaziland

The Kingdom of Swaziland is bordered by South Africa and Mozambique on the East.

  Manzini Matsapha International Airport   -   7 km from Manzini City

 
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Links


  Welcome to Zwaziland   -   Swaziland Tourism Authority   -   Official web site
Accommodation, Eating and drinking out, Shopping, Activities, Evening entertainment, Conferences facilities, Services, Swazi culture, About Swaziland, Maps, Getting to Swaziland.

  Lobamba

  Ezulwini
  Manzini
  Mbabane
  Nsoko
  Piggs Peak

  King Sobhuza II Memorial Park
The Park was establised as a tribute to King Sobhuza II who led the Swazi nation to independence (from the British) in 1968. It is located at Lobamba, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, Somhlolo Stadium and the National Museum.
  Mantenga Swazi Cultural Village - Ligugu Lemaswati
This village is a living museum of old traditions and represents a classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1850's. See Mantenga Nature Reserve.
  Mantenga Waterfalls   -   Swaziland's best-known falls
  Monarchy
It is Swazi tradition that the King must be the only child of his mother and unmarried. Swaziland is the one of the few countries in the world that has a ruling monarchy, and the King rules in conjunction with the "Indlovukati" (the Queen Mother). The King is regarded as the mouthpiece of his people and is described as 'the mouth that tells no lies'.
  Nglubu Classic   -   Mountain Biking
Situated in the scenic Ezulwini Valley where highveld meets middleveld, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary offers challenging riding for all who enter the Ngulube, whether riding the Classic, the Challenge or the Family Fun Cycle. All participants will weave through the Sanctuary's forests, streams and open grasslands between an array of game, including zebra,impala, wildebeest, nyala, ostrich and blesbuck.
  Swaziland National Sports Council
Information about sports in Swaziland. Not only information on the National Sports Council but all its affiliated Sports Associations and Federations as well.

Cuisine  -  Swaziland Foods / Recipes

  Cuisine of Swaziland

  Swazi cuisine
Swaziland recipes embrace fish marinated in ginger, tomatoes, and cayenne, cooked in peanut oil. Indian people had greatest influences about Swaziland cuisine with dals, Lentil soups, and curries....

History of Swaziland

Independence: 6 September 1968 (from UK)

  Swaziland's History   -   Wikipedia
According to tradition, the people of the present Swazi nation migrated south before the 16th century to what is now Mozambique. Following a series of conflicts with people living in the area of modern Maputo, the Swazis settled in northern Zululand in about 1750. Unable to match the growing Zulu strength, the Swazis moved gradually northward in the 1800s and established themselves in the area of modern or present Swaziland...

  Swaziland National Museum
See Swaziland National Trust Commission.

Kings, Commoners and Concessionaires: The Evolution and Dissolution of the Nineteenth-century Swazi State (African Studies) 
Philip Bonner
This is the first full-length study of the political economy of one of the African states which were formed in the course of the nineteenth-century Zulu revolution. The early chapters examine the evolution of the Swazi state and the dynamics of its stratified systems, paying particular attention to the 'layering' of inequality through marriage and inheritance patterns, and the simultaneous integration of age regiments and the elaboration of a national ideology based on the Swazi royalty. Dr Bonner then sets the Swazi state in the wider context of south-eastern Africa and discusses its relations with the surrounding Boer societies. The later chapters analyse the role played by the great mining companies and their white concessionaires in the partition of southern Africa and in bringing about the dissolution of the Swazi state.
Paperback 326 pages (May 16, 2002); Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Language: English; ISBN: 0521523001

Music, Arts & Culture, Events

  Cultural Resources - Swazi Culture

  Music of Swaziland

  Incwala   -   Festival of the First Fruits
Swaziland has a number of fascinating cultural events and traditions. Preeminent among these are the annual Incwala 'first fruit' and Reed Dance ceremonies.
The Incwala takes place between December and January and it is generally a thanks giving ceremony to welcome both the first fresh fruit of summer and the New Year. Scores of young men from all corners of the country gather at the Royal Kraal at Ngabezweni and set out to collect branches of the sacred lusekwane shrub, a species of acacia. The branches are later used in the construction of the King's enclosure. Tradition holds that these men are supposed to have never slept with or impregnated a woman before. See Swaziland National Trust Commission - The Incwala or Kingship Ceremony.
  Reed Dance   -   Umhlanga   -   takes place in August
The colourful Reed Dance which happens in late August early September, sees thousands of young maidens (supposedly all virgins!) also setting out to designated areas of the country to cut reeds which they bring before the King at the Ludzizini Royal Residence. This is a fascinating occasion, marked by the King's selection of his liphovela (fiancÚ), so it's definitely quite an experience to behold. See Cultural Resources -  The Umhlanga or Reed Dance.

  Somhlolo Stadium [ Lobamba ]


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