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Matsapha International Airport
20 minutes drive, through Manzini city, or on by-pass road. Collection and drop-off can be arranged at nominal fee, Hertz and Avis on site

Johannesburg O.R. Thambo International Airport
Collections and transport can be arranged for groups / large families

Manzini - 10 minutes drive
  • Debonairs - pizza
  • The Rustic Tavern
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Wild Wingss - Fried Chicken
  • The Egg Yolk Diner/Coffee Shop
  • Fontana di Trevi - Italian pizzas and pastas
  • The Mozambique Hotel - excellent prawns and seafood
  • Currie House - restaurant & take-away
  • Kowloon Take-away - Chinese
  • Mkhulu's Coffee Shop
  • The Terrace Grill
Ezulwini - 30 minutes drive
  • The Calabash - Fine International and German Cuisine
  • Kanimambo - Portuguese Restaurant
  • The Great Taipei - Chinese Restaurant
  • Quartermains Grill and Pub
  • The Royal Swazi Casino Complex - a choice of five restaurants
  • The Sirloin Steakhouse - Happy Valley Motel
  • The Bella Vista pizzeria - Happy Valley Motel
  • Malandela's - continental menu
  • The Boma At Timbali - family restaurant
Game Reserves and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kruger National Park is just 1˝ hours drive through Malalane Gate,via Matsamo Border Post
  • St Lucia Estuary in Kwazulu Natal is just 2˝ hours drive - we can help arrange accommodation
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - 30 minutes drive
    First park of its kind in the country, started 1958. Mainly antelope and indigenous flora. Breathtaking views from Nyonyane mountain
  • Mkhaya Game Reserve - 40 minutes drive
    For a real close experience with big game, such as black & white rhino and elephants
  • Hlane Royal National Park - 40 minutes drive
    Swaziland's only Royal park, it stocks big game as well as lions, leopards and cheetah.
  • Mlawula Nature Reserve - 50 minutes drive
    Very peaceful. Good bird-watching, beautiful views
  • Malolotja Nature Reserve - 1 hour's drive
    Spectacular mountain scenery, good bird-watching, and an excellent show of wild flowers, particularly in spring.
  • Swaziland Cultural Village, Ezulwini - 30 minutes drive
    Situated in Mantenga Nature Reserve, owned and operated by the Swaziland National Trust Commission, daily tribal dancing, restaurant
National Museum & King Sobhuza II Memorial Park
Situated in Lobamba, adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, on turn-off from highway to Ezulwini Handicrafts and Curios
  • Manzini Market - local crafts, fruit and vegetables, and a nice place to meet Swazi locals
  • Swazi Candles - authentic hand-made candles, with an original African theme (Malkerns)
  • Baobab batik - hand-dyed batik cloth (Malandela's Complex, Malkerns)
  • Gone Rural - (Malandela's Complex, Malkerns)
  • Tishweshwe - (Malandela's Complex, Malkerns)
  • Mantenga Craft centre - numerous little shops to browse thru and tourist centre (Ezulwini)
  • Ezulwini Craft centre - road side local crafts
Sports and Leisure Activities
  • Manzini Club golf course
  • Royal Swazi Sun golf course; 18 hole International standard golf course
  • Nkonyeni Golf Estate - signature course
Swazi Trails - Mantenga Craft centre, Ezulwini. Offers the following outdoor activities:
  • Paragliding
  • Adventure Caving
  • Walking & Hiking
  • White-Water Rafting
  • Mountain Biking and Quad Bike trails
  • Adventure Sports, bus service and tour operators
Horse Riding
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary for game viewing
Shopping Malls
  • The Hub, Manzini
    Spar, Internet Café, Standard Bank
  • Bhunu Mall, Manzini
    Clicks, Shoprite Checkers, MTN, King Pie, Internet Café, Jewellers, Nedbank, Standard Bank
  • The Gables, Ezulwini
    Pick'n Pay, Nedbank

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Contact: Theresa Stow for Bookings & Enquiries
Tel: (+268) 505 3024, Fax: (+268) 505 3024
P O Box 5695, Manzini, Swaziland