Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa, is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is in the Ezulwini Valley of central Swaziland, south of the city of Mbabane. Its grassy southern plains are home to animals such as antelopes and zebras, as well as many birds. Several trails and tracks suitable for horses run up Nyonyane Mountain to the craggy summit known as Execution Rock. The Nyakato viewpoint overlooks Mantenga waterfall and the Usushwana Valley below.
Hlane Royal National Park
Hlane Royal National Park is a protected area in northeastern Swaziland. A flat, lowland area with grassland and shallow pans, the park is traversed by the Umbuluzana River. Roads and trails offer views of diverse wildlife such as lions, elephants, hippos, white rhinos, leopards and giraffes. White-backed vultures and other raptors nest in the ancient hardwood trees. The park also hosts a colony of marabou storks.
Lobamba, the seat of Swaziland’s monarchy and parliament, is southeast of the capital city Mbabane. It’s known for the Umhlanga and Incwala festivals, Swazi celebrations with elaborate dance performances. These festivals take place at Ludzidzini, a royal compound that includes the Queen Mother’s residence. The King Sobhuza II Memorial Park features a statue of this 20th-century leader, as well as his mausoleum
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Sibebe is a granite mountain in Eswatini, located 10 km from the capital city Mbabane. It is the second-largest monolith in the world and the largest exposed granite pluton, rising 350m above the valley of the Mbuluzi River. It is also known as ‘Bald Rock
Mantenga Cultural Village
Ringing with the sounds of birds, barking baboons, drum beats and singing, this is one of the best value accommodation venues in Swaziland providing easy access to many surrounding attractions in Mbabane, Malkerns, Manzini, and of course the nearby Ezulwini Valley. Immediately within the nature reserve, the Swazi Cultural Village and the Mantenga Waterfallare popular attractions.