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Young Swazi women performing the annual Reed Dance A White Rhino - one of the many species of African wildlife that can be seen in Swaziland
White water rafting by Swazi Trails

There's Lots To See And Do
In Swaziland

Sundowners Backpackers is located in the middle of the country close to the tourist hot spot of Ezulwini. For a detailed map of Swaziland, please see the Contact page.

There are shops, entertainment, nightlife, hiking and biking trails as well as many cultural and adventure activities available close by.

The open friendly attitude of the Swazi people, paired with some of the most stunning geology and ecology in the region, make Swaziland an awesome playground for adventure seekers, wanderers and travelers of all tastes. From serious extreme sports to gentle meanders, Swaziland won't disappoint. If you prefer guided adventures, we can recommend the right people to take you around. If you prefer to follow your own instincts, our helpful staff will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Sundowners is an ideal stop over on the way to or from Mozambique via Durban or JHB. Just 1.5 hours from the Lomahasha border, we can arrange transport for you to backpackers and hostels across Southern Africa.

Swazi Culture

Swaziland's 2 main cultural events, The Incwala and the Umhlanga, are open to the public and are an experience you will never forget! Dates are only officially announced about a month before but they always fall within roughly the same time.

  • Incwala - Mid-End December
  • Umlhanga - End Aug-Beginning Sept


More info about Swaziland (Wikipedia)...


Activities We Can Organize For You

Things With Wheels

  • Quad biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Game drives

Adventure Activities

  • White water rafting
  • Caving
  • Treetop canopy tours

Swazi Culture Tours

  • Mantenga Cultural Village
  • Homestead Tours
  • Festivals and Traditional Events

Retail Therapy

  • Markets and Local Handcrafts
  • International Grade Shopping
  • Supplies and Provisions

The Gentle Side

  • Movie House (4 Cinemas)
  • Horse Riding
  • Guided Walks
Swaziland culture - traditional hut
Rural Swaziland - mother and child Panoramic view of the Ezulwini Valley ('Valley Of Heaven' in Siswati)
A Sundowner with Sundowners! Women cooking a meal in rural Swaziland Adventure activities - quad biking
Swazi children in traditional dress Inside a traditional Swazi hut at Mantenga Cultural Village Tourists walking through a game reserve
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