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MTN Bushfire artist applications open!

Artist Applications for MTN Bushfire 2023 are now open! The 16th edition of the MTN Bushfire international festival of the arts will be held from 26-28 May 2023, at House On Fire in Eswatini. The festival invites live performers of the highest calibre, who share the festival’s mission to celebrate creative expression while promoting social … Continued

Big Game Parks launch Family Fun Days this December

Big Game Parks, who run four of the best wildlife parks in Eswatini (Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mkhaya Game Reserve and the recently acquired KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris) have launched a series of monthly ‘Family Fun Days’ to welcome visitors of all ages to experience the wonderful wildlife on offer and to reconnect … Continued

Eswatini drops all COVID-19 Entry restrictions

In a move that will give a great boost to the Kingdom’s tourism in the run up to the festive season, the Eswatini government has announced the removal of ALL remaining COVID-related entry regulations. International visitors can now enter The Kingdom of Eswatini without the need for any vaccination certificates or test results. Click here for the … Continued

MTN Bushfire supports festival beneficiaries

MTN Bushfire is pleased to announce E262,455.63 in sponsorship for festival beneficiaries in 2022. Cheques were presented to Young Heroes, boMake Rural Projects and the newly established Malandela’s Legacy Fund on 26th October, 2022, at House On Fire. This sponsorship is only made possible by the collective effort inspired by the “Bring Your Fire” call … Continued

“Surprisingly Amazing” Eswatini for your bucket list!

Award-winning travel & wildlife photographer & writer Kim Paffen recently visited Eswatini and it’s fair to say that she was blown away by the remarkable variety she saw and experienced – the amazing scenery, rich culture, fantastic safaris and thrilling activities.

World Tourism Day 2022: III. Rethinking, reinvesting in community based tourism

Community tourism in Eswatini has, over the years, offered domestic and international tourists the chance to immerse in the untainted and authentic atmosphere of the country’s vibrant communities. Recognising the remarkable potential that community tourism has in improving the livelihoods of EmaSwati, the ETA’s Product Development Department hosted a Community Based Tourism Workshop for Boards … Continued

World Tourism Day 2022: II. Official Statements

To commemorate World Tourism Day 2022, several key delegates and personnel made statements both internationally and from Eswatini’s tourism sector. The statements are below. Secretary General, United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) Zurab Pololikashvili (Pictured Above) World Tourism Day has always been a chance to come together and celebrate the many and varied accomplishments of … Continued

World Tourism Day 2022: I. Eswatini joins the global community in ‘Rethinking Tourism’

As it does every year, the Eswatini Tourism Authority (ETA) joined the global community in commemorating World Tourism Day on 27 September. Under this year’s theme, Rethinking Tourism, as declared by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Eswatini’s industry members alongside the public and private sector united in celebrating the power and potential that … Continued

World Tourism Day 2022: How Eswatini is “Rethinking Tourism”

Every year, Eswatini joins the global community in observing World Tourism Day on 27 September. As in previous years, the Eswatini Tourism Authority (ETA) has dedicated this month to heightening awareness on, and encouraging national involvement in tourism’s proven ability to foster demonstrable, meaningful and sustainable change for the collective development of various communities, as … Continued

Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival & partners support Eswatini bee farming

As part of the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival’s commitment to supporting sustainable farming and community development, a portion of every ticket sold for the festival will go towards supporting and setting up beekeeping farms in Eswatini. This means that everyone who buys a ticket to the festival will be directly uplifting small-scale … Continued