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Eswatini Newsletter – May 2023

Find out all about the latest news coming from Eswatini all together in this newsletter. Topping this months newsletter is a collection of recent articles about the launch of Eswatini’s new flag carrier airline Eswatini Air. In other news, Eswatini has featured in a bunch of top travel publications, and there’s a gathering of news and information ahead of this year’s MTN bushfire festival, and lots more!

MTN Bushfire Festival Full Programme revealed

It’s almost time, that time of year where over 20,000 firestarters from across the world converge on the Malkerns Valley of Eswatini for a weekend of music, arts, activism, tolerance and celebration. MTN Bushfire 2023 will kick off early this year, with the campsite open for campers from Thursday May 25th and the festival doors … Continued

CollaboNation 2023 Artists in Studio Ahead of Debut at MTN Bushfire

Earlier this year, House On Fire announced the official 2023 CollaboNation artists as Thobile Makhoyane (Eswatini) X The Hood Brodz (Mozambique), and Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) X Morena Leraba (Lesotho). After weeks of planning and online collaboration, the artists are starting to record their songs. The first recording session with Mokoomba and Morena Leraba commenced in Harare … Continued

Early Bird tickets now on sale for Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival 2023

Get your discounted Early Bird tickets for the 2023 edition of the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival now! The Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival will be held from Friday 4th to Saturday 5th August 2023, at House On Fire in the Malkerns Valley of Eswatini. Early Bird tickets are sold on a first-come first-serve … Continued

Eswatini reports great feedback & partnerships at Indaba

The Eswatini Tourism Authority are currently attending one of Africa’s biggest travel shows this week- Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban. During their time there, they have received excellent feedback from neighbours South Africa and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. Find out more below. SA Tourism Minister Applauds Launch of … Continued

Eswatini Air launch flights to Durban this week!

Eswatini Air launches flights to Durban tomorrow, 5 May, which will be its third route connecting the Kingdom of Eswatini to its neighbours. This comes hot on the heels of the successful launch of their first two phases of scheduled flights to and from Eswatini in March and April. Phase I comprised of flights between … Continued

Ngwenya Glass Wins Award at WTM Africa

We are delighted to share that Ngwenya Glass, one of Eswatini’s most unique tourist experiences, won the Best for ‘Local Sourcing, Craft and Food’ award at this year’s WTM Responsible Tourism Awards.

MTN Bushfire: Meet Your Firefly Top 20!

The MTN Bushfire Firefly youth music competition is underway and the talent coming through is cutting edge and top notch. Open to South African artists for the first time this year, the locally produced music talent competition has unearthed over 100 bubbling-under artists since its inception in 2017.  This vibrant platform aims to create expansive … Continued