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Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ngwenya

Ngwenya Glass

One of Swaziland's major tourist attractions, this superb glass-blowing factory and boutique showcases a fantastic selection of animal figurines, vases, decorative art glass and tableware, all made from recycled gla…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Ngwenya

Tsandza Weaving

This lovely boutique was previously called Rosewood before a change of ownership, but the shop still sells top-quality handwoven shawls, cushion covers, bags, blankets and other colourful items.
Landmark in Komati Valley

Maguga Dam

This very scenic dam is on the Komati River, and was constructed to provide irrigation and energy to local communities. With its glittering waters surrounded by the muscular hills of the highveld, it fits the pictur…
Arts & Crafts in Ngwenya

Quazi Design Process

Run by a group of women, this sustainable outlet sells modern accessories of cutting-edge design, made in Mbabane from recycled paper.
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…
Rock Art 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 …
Burgers in Komati Valley

Maguga Viewpoint

While slightly dishevelled compared to the Maguga Dam Lodge, this restaurant has a nice deck overlooking the dam and also offers several viewpoints accessible by walking trails. The menu is a mix of burgers, steaks …