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Traditional Swazi Craft Markets

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Great place for crafts/souvenirs for Tourists

I always brings tourists or groups on mission trips to this market. Perfect place for buying Swazi... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2019
DBeSwatini
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
via mobile
The best place to buy handcrafts

The best place to buy souvenirs in a very cheap price. I also bought, 😊 a handmade art of an... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
SpecialEnv
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
via mobile
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Swaziland has a rich history, and provides a myriad of activities to suit each individual preference. But there is so much more to explore! Shops such as Traditional Swazi Craft Markets will definitely appeal to all. There are two traditional Swazi...more
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Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to start at one end and walk through visiting all the vendors. Many have similar items, but then you'll find a hard-carved wooden animal, unique jewelry, beautiful African beads and even aprons I'd not seen anyplace else. The vendors need your support,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaliaD56
Reviewed 31 January 2019

Not a lot of variation among the shops. Each shopkeeper insists she/he has made all the goods in their shop. Difficult to believe since each shop has very few unique items. I like the guy who carves soapstone figures while you watch. I believe him....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Keliiaua
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

I always brings tourists or groups on mission trips to this market. Perfect place for buying Swazi crafts or souvenirs! Now this market is located amongst all the Ezulwini hotels, so their prices are definitely higher than the Manzini market! But the quality is usually...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DBeSwatini
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The best place to buy souvenirs in a very cheap price. I also bought, 😊 a handmade art of an eSwatini lady, eSwatinis are very talented and you’ll be amazed to see how they are happy in their lives even while earning too low! Thumbs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SpecialEnv
Reviewed 26 November 2018

On markets like these, you will find the typical tourist souvenirs that were made in China, in plastic or any other worthless material. Most tourists will buy there in order to support the local population who may need all the help they can get. From...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stopped for lunch at Sambane Coffee Shoppe which is next door to the craft market. They have lots of stalls with locally made crafts. Some are very nice and reasonable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 28 October 2018

If you want to see the real Swazi market. Its quite interesting to experience something new and real , Not the modern shopping like the retails shops that are franchises that are in each and every country.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Choozydee D
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

You must stop at this market just to have a look around. All the stall holders want you to come and see their shops, pretty much all laid out with the same questionable hand made produce! Saying that they are all really friendly and take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank S97ZNmarks
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Driving through thru the mountains with tick fog the traditional Swazi craft market was a welcome stop. Bathrooms were clean. The little shops over a variety of handcrafted Swazi items. Chicken and other take always are available amongst other items. Very friendly people.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jacopierres
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

On the way up to Mbabane, we made a short stop at the Ezulwini Handcraft Market hoping to pick up some souvenirs. There wasn’t much variation among the 50 or so stalls which all seemed to be selling the exact same thing (mostly scarves, animal...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thelonious22
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Response from StanleyMthembu | Reviewed this property |
Had i have a photo of the item you are talking about,i can give you a correct answer.. Just to add on, MOST of the stuff sold at the Swazi market are proudly made by creative Swazis... yes we have other nationals like our... More
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