Backpacking in Swaziland: Staying at Swaziland Backpackers in Matsapha, Malkerns Valley

I’ve been going through all my old travel memories recently as I aim to get a book on my journeys released soon and I literally can’t believe the amount of unwritten articles I have on here. So here is my post on my time at Swaziland Backpackers, which is the perfect place to stay when Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Staying at Swaziland Backpackers in Matsapha, Malkerns Valley[…]

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Backpacking in Swaziland: The Sibhaca Dance and Mantenga Cultural Village

I admit that I haven’t even begun to write about most of my travel experiences on here yet, some have simply had to slip through the net. If I stopped travelling NOW, I’d have enough stories for one post every day on here for the next 10 years. So in an attempt not to lose Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: The Sibhaca Dance and Mantenga Cultural Village[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Swazi Barbecue Lunch in Malkerns Valley, Swaziland

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food is a Swazi style barbecue lunch. Swaziland is a culture fest of its own. Yes, this small country which is landlocked is a proud place and the food is good. It is different to neighbouring South Africa. Once part of the British Empire, Swaziland enjoys a freedom of its own and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Swazi Barbecue Lunch in Malkerns Valley, Swaziland[…]

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World Borders: How to get from South Africa to Swaziland, Golela to Lavumisa

In my ongoing series of world borders, I make border crossing a lot more clear, simple and easy for you based on my own experiences. Today you will be very pleased to learn that the border crossing from South Africa to Swaziland is an easy one, I went from Golela to Lavumisa. I would be Read more about World Borders: How to get from South Africa to Swaziland, Golela to Lavumisa[…]

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 women and surprises. Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Swazi Lunch, Malkerns Valley and The Palace[…]

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 owner of the Read more about Backpacking in Swaziland: Touring Swazi Candles Workshop[…]

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 and 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[…]