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50,000 Expected at Swaziland's Incwala Festival: 20th December

50,000 Expected at Swaziland's Incwala Festival: 20th December

Posted on: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Heralding the New Year, Incwala, also known as the 'Festival of First Fruits' is one of the biggest and most spectacular events in Africa. For the Swazi people it is an important religious ritual, a fertility ceremony designed to both prepare for the coming year and serve as a symbolic renewal of the monarchy.
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Author of Swaziland's Newest Brochure Grabs Top UK Travel Writer Award!

Author of Swaziland's Newest Brochure Grabs Top UK Travel Writer Award!

Posted on: Friday, December 06, 2013
At the start of November Swaziland's newest brochure was launched. UK based writer and journalist Mike Unwin was plucked from his busy schedule to write the publication based on his bank of Swazi experience spanning over a decade. Mike spent five years living out in the country, learnt the language, travelled the land, and knows this little emblem shaped dot on Africa's map like the back of his hand. The brochure marks the first of its kind - a highly illustrated coffee-table magazine guide to the country composed by a high quality and knowledgeable writer.
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Cross a Swazi Expert with a Golf Pro and what do you get?!

Cross a Swazi Expert with a Golf Pro and what do you get?!

Posted on: Monday, November 18, 2013
Not the hardest question in the world but not many would necessarily associate Swaziland with golf. This small yet stunning country is known as a big five destination after all; it's got lions, rhinos, giraffe, elephant, wildebeest - everything you could want from a safari holiday. But, what happens when you fancy mixing a rhino trek with a double eagle! Swaziland expert Jenny Bowen knows!
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Christmas in Africa! With Swaziland's Big Game Parks

Christmas in Africa! With Swaziland's Big Game Parks

Posted on: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Ever thought about doing something just a little different for Christmas? Fancy escaping the chilling climate of the Northern hemisphere? Or even how about spending Christmas with a Rhino or two! Well now you can!
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East 3 Route Investment Seminar & Exhibition

East 3 Route Investment Seminar & Exhibition

Posted on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The 3rd edition of the East 3 Route will take place from the 13th to the 19th of October 2013. The Initiative will start in Mozambique this year, travel through Swaziland and end after 7 days and 6 nights in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.
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Phophonyane Falls Gets Certificate of Excellence from Trip Adviser

Phophonyane Falls Gets Certificate of Excellence from Trip Adviser

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We're pleased to announce that Swaziland's Phoponyane Falls Ecolodge and Nature Reserve has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
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Swaziland Reed Dance Accommodation Special from Big Game Parks

Swaziland Reed Dance Accommodation Special from Big Game Parks

Posted on: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Less than two weeks away and if you've not yet booked accommodation for the Swaziland cultural highlight of the year then now is the time!
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Have you voted? Malolotja and Phophonyane up for '8th Wonder of the World'

Have you voted? Malolotja and Phophonyane up for '8th Wonder of the World'

Posted on: Friday, August 09, 2013
With just under three weeks left until voting closes its important, now more than ever, to show your support for Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Nature Reserve, both of which have been listed on Virtual Tourist, a Trip Adviser company, as a potential 8th Wonder of the World.
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Dates for Reed Dance Confirmed

Dates for Reed Dance Confirmed

Posted on: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
The festival this year will start on August 27th, with the main day of the event (day 7) to happen on September 2nd. This is when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King. This will be a public holiday in Swaziland.
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Swaziland Tourism Newsletter: July 2013

Swaziland Tourism Newsletter: July 2013

Posted on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Here's our latest round up of all the goings-on in Swaziland over the last 2 months!
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Nyanza Farm Launches New Website

Nyanza Farm Launches New Website

Posted on: Monday, July 22, 2013
Nyanza Farm has been family owned and run for over 50 years, and offers a range of guest cottages and family lodges. The lodge has now published it's brand new website, giving future guests the opportuntiy to look around and get a good feel for everything on offer.
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Over 60,000 Maidens from Swaziland await the 2013 dates for the Annual Reed Dance Festival

Over 60,000 Maidens from Swaziland await the 2013 dates for the Annual Reed Dance Festival

Posted on: Monday, July 15, 2013
This August will see a hive of colourful activity in the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland - it is the beginning of the ancient 'Umhlanga' or Annual Reed Dance Festival
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Found Travel Launches Swaziland Route Planner

Found Travel Launches Swaziland Route Planner

Posted on: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Found Travel has made an announcement of their recent upgrade to their website. It involves a specially designed route plan for tourists wanting to travel to Swaziland.
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Swaziland's Hlane Royal National Park visited by Kingsley Holgate

Swaziland's Hlane Royal National Park visited by Kingsley Holgate

Posted on: Friday, June 21, 2013
Hlane Royal National Park, one of Swaziland's top wildlife sanctuaries, has been visited by the great explorer Kingsley Holgate.
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New Building for over fifty Orphans in Swaziland

New Building for over fifty Orphans in Swaziland

Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Swaziland Social Projects is celebrating the completion of a new Neighborhood care point (NCP) in Ekuzukekeni, but it's been a long journey.
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Swaziland Tourism site leading the way

Swaziland Tourism site leading the way

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
At the end of last year an amazing 634 million websites were recorded as being live - one of which, and certainly the most important as far as Swaziland is concerned, was this one.
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Hotel Link Solutions Is Now Available for Swaziland Accommodation Providers

Hotel Link Solutions Is Now Available for Swaziland Accommodation Providers

Posted on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Hotel Link Solutions has launched in Swaziland under the management of Myxo's Woza Nawe Cultural Tours. It offers local accommodation a new opportunity to increase sales by taking control of and developing their own online visibility.
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Winter Blanket Rally at Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino

Winter Blanket Rally at Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino

Posted on: Thursday, June 06, 2013
With a licence to thrill, the Piggs Peak dirt bike family rally winter blanket run offers an unforgettable experience! Described as 'the ultimate off road riding experience' this rally covers many kilometres, crossing all different types of terrain.
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Every day is a 'Special' at Esibayeni Lodge!

Every day is a 'Special' at Esibayeni Lodge!

Posted on: Monday, June 03, 2013
Esibayeni Lodge is currently undergoing major renovations to the entire property at a cost of over 5 Million Zar! Having just completed their new reception area, they are now moving onto the rooms.
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Unusual guests arrive at the Mbuluzi Game Reserve

Unusual guests arrive at the Mbuluzi Game Reserve

Posted on: Friday, May 31, 2013
The Mbuluzi Game Reserve, which borders the Lumombo mountains, the Mlawula Nature Reserve and Hlane Royal Park has had a visit from a few less noticed visitors! Visitors who have been literally queuing to get in!
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Mlilwane gets Tripadvisor certificate of excellence

Mlilwane gets Tripadvisor certificate of excellence

Posted on: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.
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Swaziland Tourism Newsletter : May 2013

Swaziland Tourism Newsletter : May 2013

Posted on: Monday, May 27, 2013
Here's our latest round up of all the goings-on in Swaziland Tourism over the last 2 months.
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Malolotja and Phophonyane up for '8th Wonder of the World'

Malolotja and Phophonyane up for '8th Wonder of the World'

Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2013
Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Nature Reserve have been listed on Virtual Tourist, a Trip Adviser company, as a potential 8th Wonder of the World
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Winter Specials From Big Game Parks

Winter Specials From Big Game Parks

Posted on: Thursday, May 09, 2013
Big Games Parks have announced a range of offers and packages for Hlane Royal National Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
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MTN BUSHFIRE 2013: Tickets on Sale & How to get There

MTN BUSHFIRE 2013: Tickets on Sale & How to get There

Posted on: Friday, April 26, 2013
Getting to MTN BUSHFIRE is part of the fun, but you do need to plan ahead and start booking NOW! To make it even easier, MTN BUSHFIRE has also partnered with a number of travel partners to offer you a range of transport and accomodation options for the festival.
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Winter Specials at Mantenga Lodge

Winter Specials at Mantenga Lodge

Posted on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Mantenga Lodge, situated amongst beautiful natural surroundings at the foot of Sheba's Breasts Mountain in the Ezulwini Valley, has announced details of their Winter Specials!
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Swaziland Gets Ready for MTN Bushfire 2013

Swaziland Gets Ready for MTN Bushfire 2013

Posted on: Monday, April 22, 2013
Twenty-seven amazing artists will be joining the diverse and global line-up for the 7th annual MTN Bushfire Festival 2013, Swaziland's International festival of the arts taking place from May 31- June 2.
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Hole-in-one for Swaziland

Hole-in-one for Swaziland

Posted on: Friday, April 19, 2013
Swaziland is set to see another first as a new initiative, which combines golf and Safari, is introduced for 2014
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Entries for Imvelo MTB now open!

Entries for Imvelo MTB now open!

Posted on: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
With only 500 places up for grabs at this years Imvelo MTB Classic there's no doubt that they'll fly off the shelf. We can officially announce that entry is now open!
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Camping & Caravanning at Swaziland's Big Game Parks

Camping & Caravanning at Swaziland's Big Game Parks

Posted on: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Camping within Swaziland's Big Game Parks makes a memorable holiday, living for a few days beside some of the Big Five, provides the true African experience.
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Last chance to save up to 30% on Big Game Park's Accommodation in Swaziland

Last chance to save up to 30% on Big Game Park's Accommodation in Swaziland

Posted on: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
From the 10th of January to the 18th of March 2013, Swaziland's Big Game Parks are offering up to 30% off accommodation with their Safari Specials.
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Swaziland's Imvelo MTB Classic 2013 set to Sell Out!

Swaziland's Imvelo MTB Classic 2013 set to Sell Out!

Posted on: Thursday, February 07, 2013
Swaziland's Imvelo MTB Classic 2013 looks set to sell-out even faster than last year's event, which sold out in just two weeks! With only 500 entries up for grabs, make you're there by being the first to enter on 2nd April.
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Leopard & Narina Trogon sightings at Swaziland's Mlilwane Wildlife Reserve

Leopard & Narina Trogon sightings at Swaziland's Mlilwane Wildlife Reserve

Posted on: Friday, February 01, 2013
Swaziland's Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary has confirmed the presence of leopards in the park! The confirmation of the reserve's newest residents follows several guest sightings as well as fresh tracks having been discovered, most recently of an adult and two cubs!
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Incwala 2012 a fantastic success for all

Incwala 2012 a fantastic success for all

Posted on: Friday, February 01, 2013
Incwala is Swaziland's most important cultural event, a ceremony that has lasted for hundreds of years. It is one of the last remaining examples of what was previously common practice in many African countries. It has a spiritual power that is largely lost on outsiders, and indeed many of its inner workings remain shrouded in secrecy.
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How about a Valentine's Safari!

How about a Valentine's Safari!

Posted on: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Marula Festival set to boost Cultural Tourism in Swaziland

Marula Festival set to boost Cultural Tourism in Swaziland

Posted on: Monday, January 28, 2013
Celebrating one of Southern Africa's botanical treasures, the Marula Festival, 17-19 February, is one of Swaziland's most spectacular cultural events.
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News from South African Airways: 'Extreme Fares'

News from South African Airways: 'Extreme Fares'

Posted on: Monday, January 07, 2013
South African Airways is one of the main airlines for reaching Swaziland. At the start of what is sure to be a very positive year for both countries, SAA have released some fantastic flight deals making Malawi and Swaziland ever more reachable and affordable.
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