Out of all four seasons, none makes you look forward to planning your next summer holiday like winter. Why not look to the beautiful Kingdom of Swaziland for your well-deserved year-end break? Venture into a land with a vibrant culture and ever so alluring landscapes.
With endless accommodation options available to suit your every need, and activities to ensure that your stay is one to remember, a summer in Swaziland is definitely one for the books.
Book your stay at Phoponyane Falls Lodge, located in the Swazi highlands overlooking an exceptionally beautiful valley. The accommodation will leave you gawking at either the “beehives” or cottages and the more permanent tents. After a blissful night’s sleep, be woken up by the pleasant sounds of echoing bird melodies.
Alternatively draw closer to nature and enjoy a stay at Shewula Mountain Camp, a community run and owned eco-tourism project located high up on the edge of a rocky cliff face near the border of Swaziland and Mozambique. The camp is positioned in such a way that you can catch a glimpse of Maputo and marvel at nature’s artistry as you watch the sun slowly set over the Kingdom of Swaziland. With no electricity, Shewula Mountain Camp visitors are able to experience an authentic Swazi camp and leave with a deeper connection and appreciation for nature.
Venture into the outdoors and participate in some adventure activities such as caving, white water rafting and zip lining.
Step into the only major granite cave system known in Southern Africa, uncover the history and adventure that lies beneath Swaziland’s immaculate terrain. Explore an 800m course of subterranean passages within this notable cave system which has been formed by the Kophola River that flows underground between Msunduza and Kophola Mountains.
Swaziland’s white water rafting trips are run by Swazi Trails on an impressive stretch of the Usutu River, between Sidvokodvo and Siphofaneni. Its wild waters fling through untouched gorges, which transition into calmer stretches of bush and grazing land with close views of rock formations and wildlife.
Try zip lining across the canopy of Malolotja National Park. The zip lining itself is very easy and your guides will take you through a progression of ten crossings ensuring that by crossing number three, you’re really confident in your ability to navigate through some of Swaziland’s most wondrous trees.
There is so much to do in Swaziland and it offers something for everyone!
The Swaziland Tourism Authority (STA) was established by an act of parliament, the Tourism Authority, Act of 2001. It was established as a public enterprise. In terms of the Act the following objectives have been determined for STA;
Develop the tourism sector as a national priority in an environmentally sustainable and culturally acceptable manner,
Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of government policies and strategies on tourism,
Market Swaziland as a tourism destination through the provision of a platform for industry stakeholders,
Encourage, facilitate and promote local and foreign investment in the tourism industry, and
Ensure the contribution of tourism to the socio-economic development and continued improvement of quality of life in the Kingdom of Swaziland