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January 2, 2016

Swaziland Newsletter: December 2015

Tucan Travel Ventures to Swaziland

Tucan Travel announced some fantastic new Africa tours which now travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland.  They have no less than 28 new tour combinations that visit Swaziland, ranging from 12-76 days in length and which are part of either their Overland Tours or Budget Expeditions (18-35s) range.

On their brand new Overland Tours, passengers have the chance to explore Swaziland, staying two nights in traditional rondavels.  Their Budget Expeditions tours, for passengers aged 18-35, will also visit Swaziland for three nights and is just one of the many countries included in their itineraries. Read more

Swaziland Tour from Cox & Kings

The world’s longest established travel company, Cox & Kings, has a new tour which includes Swaziland in a diverse circular self-drive journey starting and finishing in Johannesburg and taking in a range of highlights within Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal provinces of South Africa. The Tour Begins by driving east from Johannesburg to Hazyview, a great base for exploring the scenic Panorama Route and the famous Kruger National Park. Drive south through Swaziland, stopping for 6 nights in three of the most scenic and wildlife-rich areas of Swaziland: Piggs Peak, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve… Read more

Mountain House Holidays’ New Tour

Small group mountain walking holiday specialists, Mountain House Holidays, have launched a new Swaziland Adventure walking holiday.
Jane Livingstone, Director of Mountain House Holidays has already enjoyed three visits to the Kingdom of Swaziland, and grown to love the country and its people. She also became aware of the opportunity to design a holiday with a special combination of exploring the beautiful and varied scenery of Swaziland, whilst experiencing it’s unique African culture and gaining an insight into some of the challenges faced by rural communities.  Read more

Sense Africa launches Nordic Walking Tour & Go Golfing

Swaziland specialist Sense Africa are also responsible for Golfing tours in Swaziland. A fantastic itinerary that includes everyone, whether they play golf or not and gives a personalised experience to Swaziland. Read more

Sense Africa launched another ‘tour with a difference’, combining northern and southern hemispheres – Nordic Walking in Swaziland! Nordic Walking has become increasingly popular in the UK, using the big outdoors to keep fit. So why not add the sights and sounds of the African bush to your walk? Sense Africa and Nordic Walking UK have joined forces to create the ideal itinerary for beginners and intermediate walkers, combining a genuine African experience with the healthy lifestyle of walking. Read more
Adventure Highs and Lows in Swaziland

In spite of being the smallest country in Southern Africa, The Kingdom of Swaziland offers plenty of opportunities and surprises for adventure seekers, such as breath-taking Zip Wire Canopy tours and exhilarating caving.
The Kingdom of Swaziland is the perfect choice for adrenaline seekers. As the smallest country of Southern Africa, you can enjoy a wide range of adventure activities from the tree top canopy tour in Malolotja Nature Reserve to caving the only major granite cave system known in Southern Africa. The Malolotja zip wire is a heart-in-mouth experience that everyone should try. Situated in a gorge deep in the Malolotja Nature Reserve in northern Swaziland. Read more
Big Game Parks on Rhino Re-Introduction in Swaziland

With #RhinoFriday gathering momentum on twitter, Swaziland’s Big Game Parks is taking the opportunity to remind everyone of the history of the country’s rhinos – it’s recent successes and what led to its position as one of the best protectors of this magnificent beast. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary was officially opened to the public in 1964 and the following year became the recipient of Natal Parks Board’s Rhino distribution programme. White Rhino had reduced to about 40 animals in South Africa, and dedicated conservation efforts by NPB saw this population boom. It was decided that the best chance for survival was to spread viable populations wherever possible. White Rhino returned to Swaziland (Mlilwane) as early as 1965. Read more

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Upgrades Facilities and Wins Award

Big Game Parks have upgraded the camping facilities at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in Swaziland. The upgrade of Mlilwane’s camping facilities began in 2009 with the conversion of the casual camping grounds into 20 individual levelled sites, each with their dedicated braai stand, electricity points and some with a shared water source Read more
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award 2015. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. Read more

Yebo designs new colouring book for adults

Yebo Contemporary Art Gallery’s new colouring book for adults was launched in Swaziland on the 25th of September. For every fifteen books sold a copy will be donated to the NGO Yebo! ArtReach to distribute to hospitals in Southern Africa for patients to use in their recovery. The artist, Aleta Armstrong, grew up in Finland, Tanzania, Malta, Swaziland, Botswana and Denmark and settled in Swaziland 30 years ago. She designed the popular African Fantasy range in the early 90’s, designing intricate large posters that were for colouring in. There are six intricate designs featured in the book. Copies are available at Yebo Art gallery in Mantenga or at the Yebo shop at Swazi Candles Centre. Price is ZAR 150 each  Read more

Sibane Hotel Reveals Special Conference Package

A new Conference package has been announced by Swaziland’s Sibane Hotel. The Conference Package is based on an 8-hour stay in the comfort of their extensive Conference Facilities.
The package will include:
• Venue hire from 08h00-17h00
• Secure Parking
• Ice Water
• Mints
• Basic Standard audio & visual equipment (see below)
• Professional trained staff.
• Conference pens & note pads.
• Mid Morning coffee& tea break with sandwiches or scones or muffins.
• 3- Course Set Menu Lunch or Buffet
• Afternoon coffee & tea break with biscuits.
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