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Top Choice Fusion in Ezulwini Valley

Lihawu Restaurant

Within the swish Royal Villas resort nestles Swaziland’s most elegant restaurant, with a tastefully decorated dining room and an outdoor eating area that overlooks a swimming pool. The menu is Afro-fusion, with meat…
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…
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 …
German in Ezulwini Valley

Calabash

Grilled eisbein (pig knuckle) and escargots bourguignons (Burgundy snails) in Swaziland? Yes, it's possible. German and French cuisine are the incongruous highlights at this long-standing and dated, but smart, place…
Arts & Crafts in Ezulwini Valley

Ezulwini Craft Market

Don’t miss this well-stocked market that's opposite the Zeemans Filling Station on the corner of MR103 and Mpumalanga Loop Rd. Look for the blue tin roofs. The stalls sell a vast array of local carvings, weavings an…
International in Ezulwini Valley

Mantenga Restaurant

Inside Mantenga Lodge, but open to nonguests, this restaurant with a raised wooden deck has a fabulous outlook over the trees. The grilled meats are quite good, as are the pastas.
Arts & Crafts in Ezulwini Valley

Mantenga Craft Centre

This colourful, compact craft centre has several shops featuring everything from weaving and tapestries to candles, woodcarvings and T-shirts.
Memorial in Lobamba

King Sobhuza II Memorial Park

Across the road from 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,…
International in Ezulwini Valley

Boma Restaurant

This large, boma-shaped restaurant with thatched roof has a massive menu with all the favourites – grills to pastas – and is within the grounds of Timbali Lodge. You can't really go wrong, everything is pretty good,…
Notable Building in Lobamba

Parliament

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 is sometimes open to visitors; if you want to visit, wear ne…