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Our walk to the park from the hotel took time as we stopped to watch animals, so we only had time to watch the dance and the village tour. Both were really good. The athleticism was impressive (go girls). The life in the village was...More
An excellent display of enthusiasm and talent for nearly an hour. Well introduced the performers ran through their listed traditional songs and dances in a great colourful musical performance. We had half a dozen young girls now living in Pretoria in front of us who...More
We had a very nice experience at the Matenga village. The walkabout was fun and informative. The traditional dancers are a treat to watch and they even asked some of the tourists to join in the dancing. There are a number of decent hiking trails...More
Mantenga Cultural Village & Natural Reserve in Manzini, just 20 km south of the capital Mbabane, was a good introduction to the Swazi culture which is distinctively different from South Africa’s. The reserve is in a quiet forested area so we ditched our car at...More
It is unbelievable that they continue their traditions so well. It is like another world. Women are very submissive and must obey the husband and his mother. Young boys and girls are instructed village ways in separate buildings.
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We spent one night in Chalet nr 1. The chalets are hidden all along the riverbank and are very quiet. The accomodation is old and a lot of chalets are in a bad state but I don't think they are being used. Our chalet had...More
We arrived and caught the end of a tour through the Swazi homestead. The tour guide happily took us through the homestead from the beginning, despite having just finished the tour. He was very funny and the whole tour was great. He even took us...More
I took a group of visitors to see the Cultural centre in October 2017 , the last time I went was 2006, I have to say that the dancing was exhillerating and the tour of the cultural village was brilliant. Swazi culture is complex and...More