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Traditional Swazi Craft Markets

Main Road, Mbabane H100, Swaziland
268 416 5000
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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 weeks ago
Constant N
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Be ready to bargain

There are a few "categories" of stuff you can find here, arts & crafts, decorative pieces, kitchen... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FlyWithKids
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San Antonio, Texas
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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 craft markets close by - one at the Royal Swazi Sun's entrance, and another along the main road, next to the Ezulwini Sun.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good59%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“nice variety” (2 reviews)
“vendors” (3 reviews)
“bargain” (4 reviews)
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Main Road, Mbabane H100, Swaziland
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268 416 5000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...

Thank Constant N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Put a nice coffee shop there and may be people will flog there. At the moment is dead. Place does not seem to follow any organization or maintenance plan. Is a shame cause is in a nice area in Ezulwini

Thank Jordisolaris
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The place is attractive in that there are so many wares. It has a parking bay for visitors. There are a variety of hand crafts there. I liked almost everything there. Visitors can bring with them cameras and other stuff they wish to bring. One...More

1  Thank sibusisoshiba
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went there just to see what's was going on. There is a big area of stalls from which the sell mostly all the same stuff you will find everywhere in Swaziland.

3  Thank Erik v
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of crafts on offer. The clothes and art are very courlorful. The art craft people extremely friendly as well

1  Thank takalaniJmoleya
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to buy traditional things at a very reasonable price. The people are friendly and always ready to negotiate especially when buying lots of things

2  Thank Dede V
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is always a variety of collectibles to be bought a the market from beads to crafts made of wood, grass and cloth. Some functional and others decorative. For those who would love to take a piece of Swaziland back. Prices are generally similar but...More

3  Thank Nosipho N
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and were delighted to walk and shop a little after we were done eating. The market had some unique items along with many of the standard souvenirs.

Thank Ramadama
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