For a taste of rural Swazi life, a good contact is local, French-speaking Myxo Mdluli , based near Manzini.
In Mbabane, try Jazz Friends, a cool, popular local hang-out with African music.
A small and relaxed coffee shop serving reasonable coffee and snacks, and located in the middle of the Mall.
African Fantasy information
Lonely Planet review
African Fantasy offers a selection of locally made T-shirts and cards; it also has a branch at Mantenga Craft Centre and the Gables Shopping Centre. The Gables, too, houses the Buhle Bakho Make Handicraft Centre.