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The Kingdom of Eswatini


The perfect African destination for the thrill seeker and adventurous traveller

Eswatini (Swaziland), otherwise known as ‘Africa in a nutshell’, is equally equipped for the thrill seeker as it for the safari lover or culture enthusiast. The variety and range of activities available in this small country is truly remarkable. From getting up close and personal with wildlife and leisurely hikes through a pristine wilderness, to high-speed journeys down river or gorge  – there is so much to keep all visitors fully occupied! With nowhere more than 2 hours away from the country’s central tourism hub, activities can be enjoyed with ease and visitors are able to pack in as much, or as little adventure as they wish.

With wildlife sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted around the country, and home to the famed ‘Big 5’, Eswatini is a wonderful safari destination. And the opportunity to horse ride, cycle and walk alongside wildlife in some reserves gives and added element of adventure

The country’s highlands and mountains offer a wide choice of hiking opportunities, including through areas of genuine, un-touched wilderness. Those and other areas can also be explored through cycling and horse riding, with quad biking another option. For keen cyclists, Eswatini has a series of Mountain Bike Races through the year open to a range of ages and abilities.

For the even more adventurous, Malolotja Nature Reserve is home to a thrilling tree-top canopy tour of zip-wires, bridges and platforms, and various    mountains and gorges also provide opportunities for climbing and abseiling.  Moving underground, local adventure operator, Swazi Trails has pioneered adventure caving in southern Africa’s only major granite cave system.  And to top everything off, perhaps the ultimate adventure comes from white water rafting on the Great Usuthu River. Another Eswatini-based operator, All Out Africa has the tagline “adventures that change lives” and offers a variety of volunteer projects and activity tours.

Adventure Activities
The Big 5 can be found in Eswatini's game reserves, with rhino safaris one of the best in Africa.
With diverse landscapes, many self-guided and planned hiking tours are on offer in Eswatini.
A great way to explore Eswatini's stunning landscapes is to cycle around the country.
Eswatini has a collection of annual cycling events, with international participants welcome.
Discover Eswatini on horseback from riding trails across Mlilwane, to the hills of Mhlambanyatsi.
Fly through the trees and discover the sights on Eswatini's very own zip-lining canopy tour.
Go beneath the earth and discover hidden trails on a unique caving adventure in Eswatini.
Eswatini's mountains and gorges make for the perfect climbing challenge for avid climbers.
Have fun driving through woodlands, nature reserves and muddy tracks on a quad bike.
Ride the rapids along the Great Usuthu River with White Water Rafting available in Eswatini.
Adventure Locations
A picturesque and privately owned nature reserve.
Eswatini's main river and it's local industry town, named after the rivers curve.
Eswatini's most exclusive safari retreat. Home to 4 of the big 5 including Black Rhino.
One of a kind in Eswatini, with lush fairways, luxury accommodation and an array of activities.
Eswatini's largest protected park with 4 of the Big 5.
Best known nature reserve and Eswatini's birthplace of conservation.
One of the very best highland reserves in Southern Africa.
Eswatini's tourism hub with an abundance of hotels, lodges and activities
Other Eswatini Experiences
Eswatini has some of the best Cultural Experiences in Africa.
You can still experience the 'Big 5' in the little country of Eswatini.
Eswatini has a incredibly diverse terrain with breathtaking views.
Leave your mark on Eswatini by Volunteering.
From championship golf courses, to fishing in the country's many dams.
Eswatini has a annual calendar full of traditional & modern events.