Located within South Africa’s borders, the trip from South Africa to Swaziland is a mere couple of hours by car. The Kingdom of Swaziland is a home away from home for all South Africans and the ideal holiday destination for the adventure seekers, the sports enthusiasts and the outdoor explorers.
Swaziland’s mountains, valleys, rivers and other natural wonders make it the ideal choice for those South Africans seeking adventure on their doorstep. Despite being the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, Swaziland more than makes up for its lack of size with a hugely diverse range of attractions and activities to explore and participate in.
Those who want to get beneath the surface of Swaziland can try caving as an innovative activity. Being ‘indoors’ however is not on everybody’s itinerary and visitors can rather experience Swaziland a few feet off the ground. Malolotaja Nature Reserve is home to Swaziland’s first and only Tree Top Canopy Tour. This is located in the
Sihlotswane Gorge, where one 50m suspension bridge and 11 wooden platforms have been ingeniously affixed to the steep sides, bringing visitors to Swaziland a world of adventure. The kingdom’s highlands, mountains and gorges also offer opportunities to both climb and descend a number of rock faces.
A wonderful way to experience a remote area of Swaziland’s real beauty and spectacular scenery is to either try tubing or white river rafting. Trips are run by Swazi Trails on the Bulungapoort section of the Usutu River, between Sidvokodvo and Siphofaneni, in the centre of Swaziland. This is a secluded and inspiring stretch of
Swaziland is a popular destination for golfing holidays and has two championship-standard 18-hole courses: the Royal Swazi Spa Golf Club and the Nkonyeni Golf Estate. This beautiful country is also an ideal destination for fishing lovers, as the sport is available at a number of dams/reservoirs and rivers around the country.
What better way to explore Swaziland’s many and varied highlands, forests, and reserves than on foot. There are paths and trails in many locations across the country allowing for hikes from a couple of hours to many days in duration, and give access to places and views that are inaccessible by vehicle. Another great way to explore Swaziland’s stunning landscapes is by mountain bike. The kingdom offers visitors spectacular mountain bike trails in a number of locations, including Mhlambanyatsi, Hawane, Hlane, Malolotja, Mbuluzi and Shewula.
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