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Traditional Swazi Craft Markets

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A friendly market

The day we stopped here it was pouring rain. There is a covered area where you can walk from stall... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
via mobile
Good prices friendly people

Great little market to stock up on great African arts and crafts. The mamas are friendly not pushy... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Constant N
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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
Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)
268 416 5000
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All reviews there are so many bargain negotiate variety craft stock beads wood factory curios
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

Thank Mark S
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.

Thank Jaco-Pierre S
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

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you want to buy curios and gifts to your loved ones, this is the only place to visit.... There are so many kinds of crafts that are made from all kinds of materials, mostly from recycled plastics,glass, papers and wood.

Thank StanleyMthembu
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The day we stopped here it was pouring rain. There is a covered area where you can walk from stall to stall. Not every stall was open but that was ok. I found the people here friendly but not pushy. There are a lot of...More

1  Thank nathan6366
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This is the real deal! This place looks exactly like the photo so be prepared for an authentic Swazi craft market run solely by local hard-working people who bead their necklaces and earrings by hand using teeny, tiny brightly coloured beads. Be prepared to bargain...More

1  Thank Judith Lee S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Do not forget to visit this local market to find some precious African souvenirs. Bad indicated ! That is a bit the problem with this market. You find it by regarding the chinese pavillon near the big road. 100 th of little shops. People try...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Great little market to stock up on great African arts and crafts. The mamas are friendly not pushy and willing to negotiate. Worth a quick stop. Support the little guys...

1  Thank Constant N
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

There are a few "categories" of stuff you can find here, arts & crafts, decorative pieces, kitchen utensils, etc. But most of the shops have the same things. Negotiating the price on anything is a big thing here.

Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Whilst this type of appearance may have been acceptable 20 years ago, the local tourism industry should do something about the appearance of these markets. The stock is repetitive and prices fixed. These markets are for foreigners who want something from Africa. The dresses were...More

Thank kdgarlipp
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