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Region: Shiselweni
Attraction Type: Culture/People

 

Nhlangano

The rural Shiselweni area runs across the southern section of Swaziland. The main town of Nhlangano (previously Goedgegun) began as a centre for buying and selling farming supplies and farm produce during the 1920s, when the colonial government bought the Farm Goedgegun from one G.M. Rudolph.

In 1947, Britain’s King George VI, together with Queen Elizabeth and the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, famously met King Sobhuza II there to thank him for the Swazi war effort. To commemorate this occasion, the town was subsequently renamed Nhlangano, which means meeting place.

Very much a rural town, Nhlangano’s main centre of entertainment it's hotel, also called Nhlangano's, although there are also several B&Bs in the area. About 28 km to the north is the picturesque village of Hlathikhulu, where the breathtaking Grand Valley begins.

 

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