The Kingdom of Eswatini is undoubtedly one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. Eswatini has a rich culture that comprises of several Nguni clans one of them is His Royal Highness, King Mswati III. The language spoken in the Kingdom is Nguni.

Food

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The farming industry in Eswatini is mainly centered around sugar cane, tobacco, corn, and rice, with many citizens depending on farming for survival.  If you visit there, don’t be surprised if you are offered Umcwembe a meal consisting of several slices of meat and diced lettuce and tomato. This dish has been popularized as a shared meal at local pubs. Umcwembe is also offered as a symbol of importance for you, the guest, for who the meal is prepared.The Kingdom of Eswatini

Landmarks

Eswatini is home to some fantastic historical landmarks such as

Ngwenya Mine

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Ngwenya mine is the oldest mine in the world. The san, or bushmen, mined hematite here 40,000 years ago to make paint for cave paintings and probably other uses. It was mined commercially up until the 70s. It used to supply Japan with iron for all its cars.

Located just northwest of the capital city, Ngwenya Mine plays a significant role in putting the tiny Kingdom on the map.

Mantenga Cultural Village

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This cultural village is located in Ezulwini or the Valley of Heaven.  If you make your way to this beautiful place, expect to see delightful traditional dances, including the warrior dance called Sibhaca.The Kingdom of Eswatini

Malolotja National Park

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If you are the adventurous type, National Park is just the place. One can cruise the treetops while taking in the sights of indigenous impala and zebra below.

Hlane Royal National Park

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On the road! – Photo Credits: Silvano Greco

Home to the Big “5” lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. If you really want to experience Africa at its best, make your way to Hlane Royal National Park. The Kingdom of Eswatini

Sibebe Monolith

Sibebe is the second-largest in the world. The Mbuluzi River attracts hikers from around the globe year after year. 

Infrastructure

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Eswatini is the home of modern infrastructure. The state-of-the-art highways and freeways are constantly upgraded to meet King Royal’s mission to give Eswatini the first-class look by 2022.

Are you interested in finding out more? Head to their official tourism website: https://www.thekingdomofeswatini.com/

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