Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Northeastern Swaziland

Mkhaya Game Reserve

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 populations (it boasts that you’re more likely to meet rhinos her…
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 Swazi Cultural Village, a ‘living’ cultural village with authentic beehive huts and cultural displays, plus a sibhaca dance (pe…
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 also offers…
Nature Reserve in Northeastern Swaziland

Mlawula Nature Reserve

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 birdwatching – close to 100 species are recorded – and above all…
Landmark in Mbabane

Sibebe Rock

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, after Australia's Uluru, but is considerably less visited. Mu…
Nature Reserve in Northwestern Swaziland

Malolotja Nature Reserve

The ruggedly beautiful Malolotja reserve is a prime spot for hiking, with varied terrain to keep walkers interested. The centrepiece is the Komati River, which cuts through a gorge, creating mini waterfalls and rapi…
Wildlife Reserve in Central Swaziland

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

There are many reasons to visit this private reserve – Swaziland’s first protected area: it's quiet, easily accessible and really rather beautiful. Its 46 sq km are home to hippos, crocodiles, zebras, blue wildebees…
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 II’s 1940s cars. There's a discounted combo ticket if you visit …
Market in Manzini

Manzini Market

Manzini’s main drawcard is its colourful market, whose upper section is packed with handicrafts from Swaziland and elsewhere in Africa. Thursday morning is a good time to see the rural vendors and Mozambican traders…
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…