Backpacking in Swaziland: Swazi Lunch, Malkerns Valley and The Palace

Backpacking in Swaziland: Swazi Lunch, Malkerns Valley and The Palace

  Some people haven’t even heard of Swaziland. Others didn’t know it was a country. Some people even visit the east part of South Africa and give Swaziland a miss. But for some reason, I decided it was worth the trip. And that it was.     A country of rural joys, curious locals, hardworking Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Swazi Lunch, Malkerns Valley and The Palace[…]

Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Swazi Candles Workshop

Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Swazi Candles Workshop

  The sheer joy of touring round Swaziland’s central valleys offered more than you’d expect. We turned up on the roadside by a restaurant and a candle factory. Swaziland has a strong tradition and culture for handcrafted items.      But it was late afternoon and we were on a tour with Shaun, the English Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Swazi Candles Workshop[…]

mantenga cultural village swaziland

Backpacking in Swaziland: Visiting Mantenga Falls

  I find when I travel that in general, waterfalls NEVER disappoint and I’ll stand by that. This one, Mantenga Falls came somewhat as a surprise. Swaziland had enjoyed a lot of rain recently and I particularly enjoyed relaxing in the comfort of the cosy Swaziland Backpackers watching the rain beat down on the hills Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Visiting Mantenga Falls[…]

Backpacking in Swaziland: House On Fire, Swaziland’s Arty Nightclub

If Swaziland is a somewhat unknown traveller’s location, then it’s certainly a very under estimated one and springs a surprise to most. My trip to Swaziland was easily one of my random highlights from three weeks in southern Africa. I stayed in the Mahlanya area for three nights, and from there most of the main Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: House On Fire, Swaziland’s Arty Nightclub[…]

Swaziland money Llangeli

Backpacking in Swaziland: Mbabane, Another Capital City Goes Abegging

  Mbabane! The capital city of….which country? You’ll ask me. Swaziland! And indeed another of those capital cities that I didn’t visit. I have a habit of missing capital cities. I haven’t been to Brasilia, Ottawa, Kabul, Sucre, Washington DC, Baghdad, Geneva, Cape Town, Mbabane and a few others from the countries I’ve visited. So Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Mbabane, Another Capital City Goes Abegging[…]

Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Gone Rural Handmade Gifts Centre

Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Gone Rural Handmade Gifts Centre

  When I look back on my travels so far in life, one of the most surprising countries for me was Swaziland. I just loved the place, there were a load of small yet cool things to see and do. This place, situated near the town of Mahlanya was called Gone Rural.   Swaziland as Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Gone Rural Handmade Gifts Centre[…]

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