|The Kingdom of Swaziland
A Winter Wonderland Getaway
It may be time to put the swimming costumes and suntan lotion
away as winter approaches Southern Africa; but in Swaziland there is
no short supply of activities to keep you busy and warm during the
colder months. The climate in Swaziland is moderate throughout the
year and visitors will find the Kingdom’s winter days perfect for a long
weekend, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Cosy up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate at Foresters Arms
Luxury Country Lodge, situated a short distance from Swaziland’s
Capital, Mbabane. Idyllically set, this lodge has all the warmth and
charm of a European inspired getaway and is centrally located for all
of the Kingdom’s top activities and adventures. Enjoy their infamous
Sunday feast with a plethora of locals, South Africans on a day trip to
the Kingdom, and international guests.
Situated in the Ezulwini Valley, Mantenga Nature Reserve, which
directly translated from iSiswati means Valley of Heaven, is a must-
see during your Swaziland winter holiday. Visitors can admire the
reserve’s exquisite surroundings such as the majestic Mantenga
Waterfall or partake in some of Swaziland’s key cultural activities.
Take a visit to Mantenga Cultural Village where you can learn to
dance like a local and explore a traditional Swaziland village.
Visitors can also explore Swaziland’s only Botanical gardens at
Summerfields Luxury Resorts situated in the Nokwane valley. Enjoy
a delicious meal whilst admiring the spectacular surroundings and
don’t forget the bird watching.
Enjoy a scenic day hike through the Malolotja Nature
Reserve or enjoy the adventurous side of the Kingdom by exploring
its natural beauty by water. White-water rafting is Swaziland’s top
adventure sport and during winter, equipped with right gear, the
rapids are moderate and enjoyable and will add a little
excitement to your winter vacation.
Take a day trip to Nsangwini Rock Art, where one can visit bushman
paintings which date back over 4000 years. On your way there,
stop off for some lunch at Maguga Lodge which overlooks the vast
and spectacular Maguga Dam.
Swaziland provides the perfect winter getaway for the adventurous or
those who want pure relaxation.