Why visit eSwatini (Swaziland)

Why visit eSwatini (Swaziland)

We believe it is well worth a visit to include Swaziland into your itinerary when doing the full South Africa tour. It is on the way and a complete contrast with South Africa. Travel back in time and meet the wonderfull people of eSwatini.

What to see in Swaziland

Swaziland is a land-locked nation and boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage. Swaziland encompasses a diverse array of ecosystems – towering mountains and low-lying savannah, tangled rainforests and lush river valleys. Highlights of this laid-back land include the mesmerizingly beautiful ‘Valley of Heaven’, the handicraft haven of the Malkerns Valley and the Hlane Royal National Park, famed for its white rhinos, antelopes and lions.

Hlane Royal National Park

Hlane, named by King Sobhuza II, with its adjacent dispersal areas covers 30 000 hectares of Swazi bushveld, dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Hlane is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Set in what is arguably Swaziland’s most spectacularly beautiful region – the aptly named ‘Valley of Heaven’ – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural wonderland of grassy plains, granitic mountains, cascading waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The southern section can be explored on foot, mountain bike, horseback or in vehicles, while access to the more remote northern half is restricted to guided hiking groups. Located relatively close to the reserve are the towns of Malkerns and Ezulwini, famous for their many craft shops and other attractions.

What to do in Swaziland

Swaziland offers culturale heritage to nature experiences. Swaziland is not a Big 5 destinations, but you can experience some wildlife in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Contact us for a tailor made itinerary or group tour that visit Swaziland.