Lodges in or near Malkerns
Activities available in Malkerns

Region: Manzini
Attraction Type: Culture/People, Arts & Crafts



Continuing along the old main road from Matsapha, you will arrive at Mahlanya, a large fruit and vegetable market on the right. The road to the left leads to the rural town of Malkerns, which lies in a lush and beautiful valley of fertile farmland where sugarcane and pineapples grow, with views of distant mountains. This seemingly sleepy area belies its vibrancy and there is much to attract both tourists and local residents.

There are wonderful craft shops, including outlets selling locally made decorative candles, basket ware and batik work. The funky House on Fire provides the night life with a diversity of entertainment in theatre and music and there are several quality guest houses if you want to stay in the area and drink in the atmosphere.

It really is worth setting aside few hours to explore the Malkerns area. A few hundred metres along the road from Mahlanya to Malkerns is the distinctive and vibrant Malandela’s Centre on the right. Within this complex a wealth of attractions await you. This is a uniquely creative venue in the heart of the Kingdom offering experiences that inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit. The centre offers everything from quality food and great shopping to a world-class entertainment venue and accommodation. Malandela’s Farmhouse Restaurant & Country Pub provides delicious home-cooked food and a delightfully relaxed pub with draft beer, and indoor and outdoor seating for one of the finest sunset views in the country. Malandela’s Restaurant offers an a la carte menu as well as set menus for large groups.