Things to do in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Are you planning to visit Eswatini?  The kingdom of eSwatini is home to a proud and friendly nation who welcome visitors into their beautiful country with open arms. eSwatini is one of the few remaining executive monarchies in Africa, embracing and upholding its unique and century-old traditions.

But even though this country may be small, it has a lot to offer its visitors that make them fall in love with the Kingdom.

Here are 10 reasons to visit The Kingdom of Eswatini.

1. The summer sunshine

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This is the ideal summer destination if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. The Kingdom of Swaziland boasts magnificent scenery from rivers, waterfalls and gorges, unique rock formations, which are among the world’s most ancient, lush and fertile valleys, plus typical African bush

2. The African bush

10 reasons to visit eSwatini (Swaziland)

 

An African safari awaits visitors in the landlocked kingdom. Because it is small, it is often overlooked when planning, but the many game parks and nature reserves across the country make eSwatini an ideal destination for safaris and African adventures.

3. The adventure

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Eswatini’s mountains, valleys, rivers and other natural wonders make it the ideal choice for those seeking adrenaline activities. It has built a reputation for a host of thrilling adventure activities such as caving, abseiling, canopy tours, tubing and white water rafting.

 

4. The accommodation choices

Luxury is not new to the nation nestled within the borders of South Africa. Whether you are looking for a weekend break or an extended holiday to unwind, The Kingdom  offers a host of accommodation options to suit you every need

5. The Kingdom of eSwatini is for families

10 reasons to visit eSwatini (Swaziland)

eSwatini offers a safe and accessible international family holiday with a unique African flair, where a range of affordable quality accommodation is gentle on the budget and a choice of activities keep kids of all ages busy during their stay.

6. The wildlife of eSwatini

Eswatini wildlife

The country, although not large enough to offer lots of big game experiences, has 17 protected areas which are home to a very wide range of species, including the sought after ‘Big 5’. Beautiful scenery, diverse birdlife and close encounters with Africa’s legendary wildlife thrill many visitors and a stay in Eswatini are incomplete without a visit to one of the game or nature reserves.

7. Art

Ngwenya Glass
Photo Courtesy of Ngwenya Glass

eSwatini has a remarkably impressive variety of traditional arts and crafts with many of its products now found in trendy ethnic boutiques around the world. Throughout the country, the Swazi men and women create the finest handicrafts that are very popular with visitors.

8. The culture of Eswatini

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This is a nation that is one of the few remaining executive monarchies in Africa and embraces and upholds its own unique and ancient traditions. Both the monarchy and the people of eSwatini actively maintain and preserve a remarkable cultural heritage that is probably unmatched anywhere in Africa.

9. Festivals

reed dance
Photo Courtesy of Helena Melo

Eswatini has no shortage of incredible festivals that the kingdom hosts. The kingdom’s most popular festival is the Reed Dance which is an annual event. Some of the other main festivals include the Marula festival and the MTN Bushfire performing arts festival.

10. Eswatini Cuisine

The basic cuisine or diet of eSwatini includes sorghum and maize which is served with goat meat and chakalaka (vegetable relish)

There is so much to love about eSwatini and the only way to find out what this incredible nation is all about is to spend time there. It offers a variety of attractions for all of its visitors. This small nation is all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.

Eswatini Tourism Board official website: https://www.thekingdomofeswatini.com/

Book your flights now and let the planning to eSwatini begin.

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