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4 Days in Swaziland

Uncategorized | 11 May

Swaziland. A tiny country with a big heart and some of the warmest, friendliest people I have met. A kingdom which embraces and upholds its unique ancient traditions which are typical of our unbiased African culture. I spent an eye-opening 4 days here, interacting with the local people and exploring the majestic mountains and endless valleys the country has to offer.

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I was lucky enough to spend some time at the Mantenga Cultural Swazi Village in the famous Elzulweni Valley where the locals greeted me with a traditional dance ceremony.  Around the area there are some great swimming holes and waterfalls running off the mountains which make for a good place to explore and get lost in the thick forest!

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The North Western part of Swaziland is unquestionably the most beautiful region of Swaziland, with rolling hills perfect for hiking and countless waterfalls, lakes  and sparkling streams. A highlight for me was a short trek to the Nansangwini bushman paintings which cover a grand rock overlooking the Nkomati valley.

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As my 48th country visited to date, Swaziland was truly one with the most unique culture and inspiring heritage. After 4 days the Jonsson Journey has certainly left it’s mark here.  I will be back!

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