The Kingdom of eSwatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa and one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. It is a tranquil, mountainous country that has preserved its cultures and traditions in a unique blend of ancient and modern. eSwatini has a well-earned reputation for friendliness in Southern Africa and invites visitors to witness cultural and spiritual festivals and ceremonies.
The rich history of human settlement and activity are preserved in artefacts that date back to the early Stone Age 200 000 years ago. Prehistoric rock art paintings dating from 25 000 BC can be viewed at the Nsangwini Rock Art Centre.
Safari and open air activities
Explore eSwatini’s stunning landscapes and nature reserves. You can hire experienced nature guides by the day or hour, and discover lesser trodden paths by foot, mountain bike or horse. Visit Sibebe Rock, the world’s largest exposed granite dome, or the Gabholo cave which follows an 800 meter course of subterranean passage, some 90 meter below ground. For the safari lover, the country offers great opportunities for game viewing.
Mix with locals
Love indigenous creativity, art and mixing with locals? Visit the markets, buy local and support fair trade. Shop at Malandela’s Centre and buy handmade Swazi Candles or Ngwenya Glass mouth blown from re-cycled glass. Visit and enter homesteads when exploring rural eSwatini. Traditional homesteads once were ‘beehive’ huts. Today most rural homesteads are a mixture of traditional huts and more modern, brick-built dwellings. Show suitable respect and follow correct protocol and you will receive a warm welcome.
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Must-do activities in eSwatini
- Cycling through one of the nature reserves
- Rhino drive
- Visit one of the local communities
- Hiking to the Phophonyane Falls and surroundings
- Visit Swazi candles centre