Things to do in Swaziland
Mbabane - enjoy shopping at the portable market
The portable market Hut at Mbabane along the Ezulwini Valley has become the centre for the local craft industry. Here there are a large number of stalls, displaying and selling traditional bead work, drums and unique pattern textiles, that everyone wears. Be prepared to barter for you goods, and keep an open mind on some of the sights you will find in the market.
Mbabane - visit the King Sobhuza Ii Memorial Park
Housing old and rare photographs, the King Sobhuza Ii Memorial Park And National Museum offers a unique insight into the history of the country. The museum has great examples of the traditional clothing of the Swazi culture, the loin cloth for men and a loin cloth and apron for the women. The park also houses a memorial to King Sobhuza II as well as a number of other statues and monuments.
Introduction to Swaziland
Swaziland is a southern African country in its own right within South Africa, with Mozambique to the east. As it is such a small country, you can travel across it in just one day and hotels in Swaziland can be found throughout the land. Those watching the pennies should head for some of the cheapest accommodation in Mbabane. Some cheap and cheerful backpacker lodgings can be found here, along with a few more upmarket places with outstanding facilities and organised activities. Some of the most popular properties, however, are situated in the Ezulwini Valley, which sits between the cities of Mbabane and Manzini. Some of the luxury establishments here boast their own casinos, swimming pools and golf courses and have upwards of 400 rooms. Lavish villas can also be rented in this area as an alternative to hotels. One or two mid-range options are available for those looking for good facilities at reasonable prices. If you find yourself stuck at the Mozambique border, you will also find some nice country clubs in Simunye, Manananga and Mhlume.