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Swaziland Tour

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One of the smallest countries in Africa, landlocked Swaziland was established in the mid-18th century. It was a British Protectorate from 1903, and today falls under the sovereignty of her king. The Swazi people are known across the globe for their generous hospitality, and vibrant creativity. Geographically, Swaziland boasts a diverse ecology which includes mountains, savannahs and rain forests

The Maguba Dam is a highly acclaimed engineering feat which never fails to interest and impress visitors. However, some would argue that the internationally renowned Ngwenya Glass Factory is just as impressive. Not surprisingly, people travel from around the world to see local craftsmen breathe life into magnificent, world-class artworks, using an age-old trade.

In a similar vein, the world-famous Swazi Candle Factory is home to exceptional handmade products. The only problem is that their candles are so beautiful that you may not want to light them!

Glass and candle making are just two of the beautiful Swazi arts and crafts visitors could expect to see. Others include handmade jewellery, wooden items and stunning woven articles and if you love high-quality, unique handmade items, Swaziland will not disappoint you! There is so much you can purchase, and this day-trip will no doubt go a long way towards helping you find gifts to take home for your loved ones.

The Masama Village is an unparalleled immersion in traditional Swazi culture. and the rural homestead, comprised of 16 authentic huts, (each with its own purpose), gives visitors a profound insight into the traditional Swazi way of life. The experience is further enhanced with traditional Swazi dancing following a tour of the village, by local people in traditional garb.

Sadly, the Ngwenya Mine believed to be the oldest mine in the world, recently burnt down. The loss is a historical tragedy as the mine, with its authentic artefacts, documented a long-lost era in mining. As a result, guests are no longer able to view the site.

Swaziland may be a small country, but she has a big heart that is evidenced by her beautiful, creative people.

Optional Extra:

The Malolotja Canopy Tour will satisfy your thirst for adventure with its elevated forest platforms, slides and a suspension bridge spanning the Majolomba River. The Malolotja Canopy tour gives guests an unprecedented view of unspoilt nature, animals and birds. This cost of this tour is not included in the Swaziland Tour, and the additional cost is R 650 p/p.

Swaziland tour: Full day (Min 2 Pax)

R1 750 pp 2 people R1 500 pp 3 – 7 people

Includes

Bottled water / Comfort stop / Glass blowing factory / Candle factory / Community handmade projects / Swazi cultural village and Swazi dancing / Lunch / Entrance fees.

Excludes:

Refreshments/ the  Malolotja Canopy Tour.

N.B. Tours may vary according to weather conditions and site availability.

To book you Swaziland Tour, Call Sandy: +27 71 680 7434, or e-mail us.

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