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Top Choice Live Music in Malkerns Valley

House on Fire

People visit this especially for the ever-mutating cultural site–living gallery and experimental-performance space. Part of the Malandela's complex, the well-known venue hosts everything from African theatre, music …
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…
Top Choice Swazi in Mbabane

eDladleni

Delicious food, a serene setting and cracking views – if you’re after an authentic Swazi experience, eDladleni's hard to beat. Here you can tuck into traditional specialities that are hard to find elsewhere, and it’…
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…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Malkerns Valley

Swazi Candles

A mandatory stop for the souvenir hunter, Swazi Candles is one of the most famous handicrafts outlets in Southern Africa. Here you can wax lyrical about these creative pigment-coloured candles – in every African-ani…
Top Choice Cafe in Malkerns Valley

Sambane Coffee Shoppe

If you need to re-energise after a bout of shopping in the adjoining handicrafts outlets, there's no better place than this delightful cafe. It has a fine selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches, burgers and salads.…
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…