Excerpts from "A Traveller's Guide to Swaziland" by Bob Forrester.
The Siteki Hotel was the last colonial era hotel in the country with red waxed floors and huge trees. Now it has been completely renovated and modernised, there are a lot of shiny surfaces and the trees are gone. Good facilities, on the route to Mozambique through the Goba border gate. Medium rates. Phone 343 6573/4/5. www.sitekihotel.com.
The Bamboo Inn in Siteki was abandoned and traditional healers moved in. Despite court orders to evict them, they are still there - and have been for over a decade. This should no longer be considered a hotel, but rather a center for traditional medicine. They are open for consultations.
Mabuda Farm is on the outskirts of Siteki in the grounds of the largest colonial era house in the country, built in the 1930s of stone and thatch in a modified Arts and Crafts style. Unfortunately this is not the accommodation, but you can use the swimming pool and see the outside thataway. They have a variety of units that can sleep up to 37 people, mostly in the old farm managers house with 30s furniture. This is quiet and a comfortable place to stay. They also have camping. Recommended, 343 4124 or 638 2001. firstname.lastname@example.org www.mabuda.com