Museum in Lobamba

National Museum

This museum has some interesting displays of Swazi culture, as well as a traditional beehive village and cattle enclosure and several of King Sobhuza I’s 1940s cars.
Nature Reserve in Ezulwini Valley

Mantenga Cultural Village & Nature Reserve

The entrance fee to this tranquil, thickly forested reserve covers a guided tour of the reserve’s Swazi Cultural Village, a ‘living’ cultural village with authentic beehive huts and cultural displays, plus a sibhaca…
Historic Site in Ngwenya

Ngwenya Iron Ore Mine

Ngwenya is one of the world’s oldest known mines. The Visitors Centre has an interesting display of photographs and information, including the original excavation tools. To visit the mine, even if you are travelling…
Archaeological Site in Komati Valley

Nsangwini Rock Art Shelter

Culture buffs will love this community-run archaeological site. The well-preserved paintings are under a small but impressive rock shelter, which is perched over the Komati River and affords lovely views across the …
National Park in Northeastern Swaziland

Hlane Royal National Park

You come to Hlane Royal National Park for the big stuff. Swaziland’s largest protected area, this well-organised reserve is home to elephants, lions, leopards, white rhinos and many antelope species, and offers wond…
Nature Reserve in Northeastern Swaziland

Mlawula Nature Reserve

This low-key reserve, where the lowveld plains meet the Lubombo Mountains, boasts antelope species and a few spotted hyenas, among others, plus rewarding birdwatching. The best wildlife-spotting area is the Sisipho …
Wildlife Reserve in Northeastern Swaziland

Mbuluzi Game Reserve

The small and privately owned Mbuluzi Game Reserve boasts a range of animals, including giraffes, zebras, hippos, antelope species and wildebeest. There have also been over 300 bird species recorded here. Several wa…
Memorial in Lobamba

King Sobhuza II Memorial Park

Adjacent to the parliament, this memorial was established as a tribute to King Sobhuza II, who led Swaziland to independence from British rule in 1968. Its main highlight is a 3m-tall bronze statue of the late, reve…
Wildlife Reserve in Central Swaziland

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

While it doesn’t have the drama or vastness of some of the bigger South African parks, this tranquil reserve near Lobamba is well worth a visit: it’s beautiful, tranquil and easily accessible. The landscape is anoth…
Nature Reserve in Northwestern Swaziland

Malolotja Nature Reserve

The beautiful reserve is a true wilderness area that’s rugged and, in the most part, unspoiled. The terrain ranges from mountainous and high-altitude grassland to forest and lower-lying bushveld. The reserve is lace…