Must-see attractions in eSwatini (Swaziland)

  • A white rhino, known as Masalempini, and her calf in Mkhaya Game Reserve.

    Mkhaya Game Reserve

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Spectacular Mkhaya was established in 1979 to save the pure Nguni breed of cattle from extinction. It’s known, however, for its black and white rhino…

  • Traditional Swazi Beehive huts and fences in Mantenga Swazi Cultural Village, Swaziland.

    Mantenga Cultural Village & Nature Reserve

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    The entrance fee to this tranquil, thickly forested reserve covers a guided tour of the Swazi Cultural Village, a ‘living’ cultural village with…

  • Hlane Royal National Park

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    You come to Hlane Royal National Park for the big stuff. eSwatini’s largest protected area, this well-organised reserve is home to elephants, lions,…

  • Mbuluzi, Swaziland- Famous Swazi landmark "Sibebe Rock", is the largest exposed granite pluton in the world and the world's second largest rock.

    Sibebe Rock

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    About 8km northeast of Mbabane is Sibebe Rock, a massive granite dome hulking over the surrounding countryside. It's the world's second-largest monolith,…

  • African Blesbok antelope in Swaziland

    Malolotja Nature Reserve

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    The ruggedly beautiful Malolotja reserve is a prime spot for hiking, with varied terrain to keep walkers interested. The centrepiece is the Komati River,…

  • In the fields

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    There are many reasons to visit this private reserve – eSwatini’s first protected area: it's quiet, easily accessible and really rather beautiful. Its 46…

  • Nisela Safaris

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Nisela is a small private reserve nestled at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains south of Nsoko. Wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, warthogs and numerous species…

  • Mlawula Nature Reserve

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Mlawula doesn't boast many large mammals, though you'll surely see a few antelope and perhaps a spotted hyena. The draw here, though, is the excellent…

  • National Museum

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    This museum has some interesting displays of Swazi culture, as well as a traditional beehive village and cattle enclosure, and several of King Sobhuza II…

  • Manzini Market

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Manzini’s main drawcard is its colourful market, whose upper section is packed with handicrafts from eSwatini and elsewhere in Africa. Thursday morning is…

  • Maguga Dam

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    This very scenic dam is on the Komati River, and was constructed to provide irrigation and energy to local communities. With its glittering waters…

  • Ngwenya Iron-Ore Mine

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Ngwenya is one of the world’s oldest known mines. The visitors centre has an interesting display of photographs and information, including the original…

  • Nsangwini Rock Art Shelter

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Culture buffs will love this community-run archaeological site. The well-preserved paintings are under a small but impressive rock shelter, which is…

  • King Sobhuza II Memorial Park

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Across the road from parliament, this memorial was established as a tribute to King Sobhuza II, who led eSwatini to independence from British rule in 1968…

  • Parliament

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Opened in 1969 as a post-independence gift from the departing British, this hexagonal building topped with a brass dome is a major landmark in Lobamba. It…

  • Mbuluzi Game Reserve

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    The small and privately owned Mbuluzi Game Reserve boasts a range of animals, including giraffes, zebras, hippos, antelope species and wildebeest. There…

  • Eludzidzini Royal Residence

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    At the end of a palm-lined avenue south of Lobamba lies Eludzidzini, the queen mother's royal residence. It's not open to the public except during…

  • Somhlolo National Stadium

    eSwatini (Swaziland)

    Built for eSwatini's independence in 1968, the 20,000-capacity national stadium hosts soccer matches, as well as important state occasions, such as…

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