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Kingdom of Eswatini - Creative Swaziland

Holiday Highlights

  • Spot buffalo, giraffe, crocodile and rhino on safari at Mkhaya
  • Visit Lion Cavern, the oldest recorded mine in the world
  • Spice up your holiday with a visit to Black Mamba
  • Bring home your own Big Five from Swazi Candles

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Overnight flights to Johannesburg  
2 Arrival Day Transfer from Johannesburg to the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) D  
3 Phophonyane Visits to Tintsaba Craft and Coral Stephens B D  
4 Phophonyane Ancient rock art site and visits to pottery and wood crafters B D  
5 Phophonyane to Ezulwini Valley Discover Lion Cavern, Ngwenya Glass and Quazi Design, stay at wildlife sanctuary B D  
6 Ezulwini Valley A day in the village via Manzini Market with an immersion into Swazi culture, stay at a wildlife sanctuary B D  
7 Ezulwini Valley to Mkhaya Morning visit to Zoggs and then afternoon safari at Mkhaya B D  
8 Mkhaya Game drives and optional walk in search of rhino at Mkhaya B L D  
9 Mkhaya to Malkerns A day in Malkerns with Gone Rural and Baobab Batik B  
10 Malkerns Visits to Tsandza, Swazi Candles and Black Mamba B  
11 Malkerns Visit the craft market and Imvelo Eswatini's workshop B  
12 Depart Take the drive back to Johannesburg for evening flights B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

The Kingdom of Eswatini may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere but what it lacks in size it certainly makes up for in experiences!
Formerly known as Swaziland, the country was renamed Eswatini in 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary year of the country's independence. This tiny nation stands as sub-Saharan Africa's last remaining absolute monarchy, ruled over by King Mswati III.
Our Meet The People journey takes us to the iconic Swazi Candles, Ngwenya Glass and the growers of Black Mamba's famous chillis, but we also discover some of Eswatini’s newest fair trade groups, where young entrepreneurs with enthusiasm and determination receive support and training enabling them to thrive.
As we cross over the border from South Africa we are greeted with the stunning backdrop of mountains of the highveld where we will spend our first few days exploring our first tastes of Swazi cuisine and hospitality. Over the coming days we progress down through the mid and lowveld, to the territory of rhino and giraffe.
Throughout the tour we are greeted with welcoming smiles as we explore Swazi culture and enjoy a privileged insight into a thriving network of fair trade producers.
We hope that you will join us as we explore Eswatini, the 'Land of the Swazis'. 

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Holiday Details

Accommodation is in game lodges, hotels and guesthouses, all with en-suite facilities

55% of meals are provided

2 long road transfers

12 producer visits

5 tourist visits

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Carrie meets fair trade Swaziland

PhophonyaneIn June, Carrie from the Marketing Team at Traidcraft joined the Meet the People tour to Swaziland (now Eswatini). Often described as Africa-in-a-nutshell, Swaziland not only boasts incredible wildlife and spectacular scenery but also a thriving network of fair-trade producers. Carrie observed this phenomenal culture for herself and here she describes her experience meeting the people … Continue reading "Carrie meets fair trade Swaziland"

Last Updated: 23/10/2018

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