Africa is a continent bursting with creative energy and the small, land-locked Kingdom of Swaziland with its friendly people is one country that is rich in the tradition of arts and crafts. It might be the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, but this little gem packs a punch with a diverse range of attractions and activities. It is a tiny country with a big heart and warm, friendly people and it also has the unique distinction of being one of the few remaining Executive Monarchies in Africa. Culture and heritage are deeply engrained in all aspects of Swazi life, it proudly upholds its own unique and ancient traditions and both the monarchy and the people of Swaziland actively maintain and preserve a remarkable cultural heritage. Traditional attire, ceremonies and dancing can be found all through the year, the most famous of which being the annual Umhlanga (Reed Dance).
In addition to being rich in culture and tradition, its people are known for their friendliness and will welcome you with a beaming smile. Add to this mix a pleasing array of landscapes from mountains and valleys, forest and plains and wildlife reserves in between and you have a place that packs a potent punch.
Swaziland can be visited all-year round. There are hot and wet summers that last from October to April. The cool and dry winters, roughly from April to September, are better months for game viewing.
Our Bucket list of experiences in Swaziland