Exploring Swazi Valleys

After doing a little reading beforehand, it looked like Ezulwini Valley and Malkerns Vally were the most interesting places to spend my very little time in Swaziland on. I must admit I had high hopes, so that might be a contributing factor to why I wasn’t all that impressed with most of the things I had put on my to-do-list. The King Sobhuza II Memorial Park (sntc.org.sz/cultural/mempark) was very small, with not much interesting to see. The most “fun” are the marks on the paved square showing where the different leaders are to be during events. Matenga Nature Reserve (sntc.org.sz/reserves/mantenga) I thought was going to be a lot more captivating than it was. I deliberately avoided the cultural village, as I’m not into villages built for tourists. On our round trip to Matenga Falls we saw a sign saying: Beware of the crocodile. Finding it very unlikely and odd, I had to ask my driver if there were crocodiles in the, very shallow, river?? He laughed, and said he had never seen one. Great way of keeping people away from the river 🙂 Ludzidzini Royal Village I was not able to visit, as it is open to the public during ceremonies only. Information had also said that the valleys had beautiful scenery to offer. Well…

Not finding a tour I would like to join, I asked the hotel to hire me a taxi, which could take me to the places I wanted to go. With things going very quickly, it saved me time and money.

Other things to do: Ezulwini Valley and Malkerns Valley tips

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