Travelling through Johannesburg in 2019? Then why not make a royal stop-over in the Kingdom of Eswatini?
Join us in the Royal Kingdom of Eswatini (formely Swaziland) for 2/3 days for a truly authentic and varied African experience. Just a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg, Eswatini is welcoming, safe, compact and great for that real cutural experience.
If you are heading out to South Africa, or anywhere in Southern Africa, passing through Johannesburg, then let us know and we'll organise a few days in Eswatini for you. So much can be achieved in a very short space of time, so for another stamp in the passport as well as a unique and fascinating destination to write about, just get in touch. Here are just a few snippets of what you can experience!!
Wildlife enthusiasts can track on foot protected rhinos in the wild lowveld or seek out rare birds in the rugged highveld. A big 5 destination, wildlife experiences here are varied and intimate. Eswatini's rich variety of landscapes and habitats gives it a profusion of fauna and flora, with the sheer number of species being mind-boggling by most European standards. The country is not large enough to offer lots of big game experiences, but it has some 17 protected areas, which are home to a very wide range of species, including the sought after ‘Big 5’. Swaziland is also the perfect place to get to grips with many smaller creatures often overlooked on safari elsewhere, and it is a bird-watcher’s paradise.
Scenery lovers can feast on magnificent mountain scenery with rivers, waterfalls and gorges; unique and ancient rock formations; lush and fertile valleys. With the exception of desert and sea, every geographical fealve of Africa's terrain is found within Eswatini. A variety of contrasting landscapes from unique rock formations, which are among the world’s most ancient, to lush greenery and fertile valleys that sit alongside. What you will see in our next five reasons to visit Eswatini is how the most impressive and dramatic landscapes sit side-by-side with the African wilderness, offering breath-taking scenery.
Cultute & Festivals:
A tiny country with a big heart and warm, friendly people aptly describes Eswatini– a country that is one of the few remaining Executive Monarchies in Africa and embraces and upholds its own unique and ancient traditions. Both the monarchy and the people of Eswatini actively maintain and preserve a remarkable cultural heritage that is probably unmatched anywhere in Africa.
Consequently, culture, vibrancy, and tradition sweep through Eswatini throughout the year. The thrill of celebration grips the nation and bands of warriors & maidens adorned in full traditional regalia are often seen heading to these festivals. These deep-rooted traditions are balanced by internationally renowned modern festivals dedicated to the arts, music and even motorsport.
Action and Adventure: For intrepid thrill-seekers, the Kingdom has more action squuzed into its pint-sized frame than you might expect. Its hugely varied terrain offers adventure by the bucket load including quad biking, white water rafting, tubing, adventure caving and a tree top canopy zip wire. For those seeking less adrenaline filled activities, the over-night horse riding trail through widlife reserves offer great game viewing and stunning scenery enroute.