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Welcome to Swaziland.

Mbabane

GPS: S 25 28.133 E 030 58.448 | pop. 230,000 | elevation 684 m/2,244 ft

Mbabane (pronounced mm-buh-ban) is the Kingdom’s capital city. Many visitors pass through Mbabane after entering through Swaziland’s nearby main border post at Oshoek-Ngwenya. The city has a nice choice of hotels, restaurants and shopping malls, but if you plan to be in the area for a few days, it is worth your while to continue another 15 minutes to stay in the lovely of Eulwini Valley and Malkers Valley.

Ezulwini Valley

GPS: S 25 28.133 E 030 58.448 | pop. 230,000 | elevation 684 m/2,244 ft

Ezulwini Valley (Place of Heaven) is the heart of Swaziland and the country’s top tourist destination. The valley spans from the administrative capital Mbabane to the legislative capital of Lobamba, where the royal family lives. But it is also host to great natural wonders including a hot springs, waterfall and the one of the country’s most popular parks, the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Travelers who come to enjoy the valley’s great sights will have their choice of wonderful restaurant and accommodation options during their stay.

Mililwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (main entrance gate S 26 28.768 E 031 11.665, 6am-6pm, day visitors E25) was the fi rst private reserve established in Swaziland by conservationist Ted Reilly, who donated his 460-hectare farm to establish the wildlife sanctuary in 1961 out of concern for the disappearing wildlife in the area. Once established, the reserve was stocked with animals – partially from His Majesty’s wildlife stock in Hlane. The reserve’s name means “little fi re” which is derived from numerous area fi res started by lightning strikes. Mlilwane is known for its variety of bird life, and sightings of fi sh eagle, purple-crested lourie and at least three species of robins are common. But the reserve isn’t just for bird lovers - there are also plenty of ostrich, warthog and even hippos and giraffe.

Malkerns Valley

GPS: S 25 28.133 E 030 58.448 | pop. 230,000 | elevation 684 m/2,244 ft Malkerns Valley is a popular stopover between the tourist friendly Ezulwini Valley and the main city of Manzini. Spotted with pineapple plantations and some of the best budget accommodation options in the country, Malkerns Valley has a growing reputation for its array of local craft shops and its community art scene.