12 days in Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

12 days in Eswatini (Swaziland) Itinerary

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Ezulwini
— 5 nights
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Piggs Peak
— 2 nights
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Simunye
— 4 nights
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Ezulwini

Valley of Heaven

Removed from the bigger and busier parts of the country, Ezulwini Valley represents a quiet place where visitors can relax but at the same time discover the wildlife that spreads across this region.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Lion Cavern, Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre, Ngwenya Glass, and other attractions. Explore hidden gems such as Ngwenya Mine and Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery Eswatini. Get some historical perspective at Mantenga Cultural Village and All Saints Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Ezulwini side-trips: Sibebe Rock (in Mbabane) and Mantenga Nature Reserve (in Manzini). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Happy Valley Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at Malolotja Nature Reserve, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ezulwini travel route planner.

In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Piggs Peak.

Things to do in Ezulwini

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 6:

2
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Piggs Peak

Piggs Peak is a town in north western Swaziland. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Tintsaba Crafts. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Nsangwini Bushman Paintings.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Piggs Peak holiday planner.

You can drive from Ezulwini to Piggs Peak in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Simunye.

Things to do in Piggs Peak

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

4
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Simunye

Simunye is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Get outdoors at Mbuluzi Game Reserve and Lodges and Mlawula Nature Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Lebombo Mountains and The Sugarcane Museum. Spend the 11th (Mon) exploring nature at Hlane Royal National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Simunye tour app.

Getting from Piggs Peak to Simunye by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Simunye

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Eswatini (Swaziland) travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Historic Sites · National Parks
Landlocked Swaziland remains one of the few absolute monarchies in the world--it's also one of the smallest countries in Africa. Known for its peacefulness and welcoming atmosphere, the country doesn't rush past you (even in the most built-up areas) like some of its neighbors. This laidback atmosphere suits the country, where age-old traditions are practiced in an everyday, rather than a made-for-tourists way. Aside from these singular characteristics, the country matches its better-known neighbors in terms of protected savannah landscapes rich in wildlife, the focal point for tourism in Swaziland.