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These holidays, The Kingdom of Swaziland beckons you to bring the family and soak up the beauty of this nation.
Swaziland offers a family holiday with a unique African flair, where a range of affordable quality accommodation is gentle on the budget and a choice of activities keep kids of all ages busy during their stay. A mere four and a half hours drive from Johannesburg, Swaziland more than makes up for its size with endless attractions and activities and it’s currency is linked on a one to one basis to the Rand which is accepted throughout the country.
For the ultimate Swaziland family experience, combine practical accommodation with adventure and education, with an overnight stay in one of the many traditional bee hive huts located around Swaziland. The huts can be used as an adventurous and cultural alternative to the many traditional tented campgrounds located around Swaziland. For those who can’t do without the comforts of home, book a weekend in huts which have been converted into comfortable double or twin rooms, complete with electricity, en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning!
Most of the Nature Reserves, Parks and Wildlife Sanctuary areas within Swaziland, offer the option of comfortable, self-catering accommodation, which allow families to travel within their budget. From camp grounds to log cabins in the bush, upmarket chalets in the mountains, to luxurious riverside tents on wide wooden decks. Self-catering family accommodation can take any form in this diverse destination.
A unique warm and welcoming sense of hospitality awaits you at any of Swaziland’s many guest houses, where a bed and breakfast stay allows you to ensure that the whole family starts the day with a home cooked meal. From stylish, upmarket, colonial style properties, to home stays with the members of the community, you’re spoiled for choice.
Keeping the kids busy won’t be a problem. During the summer, the rivers become a floating playground and adventure seekers of all ages are seen gently bouncing down rivers in inflatable tubes, or for the older age groups, shooting the rapids in white water rafts. Mountain biking trails have been established all over Swaziland, including through many of the Parks and Reserves, where children are able to cycle along the nature trails, getting up close and personal with the animals in the area. One of the most spectacular ways to see Swaziland is on horseback and outrides through the mountains or plantations are available for all levels of rider, including those who have never ridden before. Children are well catered for and all necessary safety equipment is provided.
Swaziland has a reputation for a variety of thrilling adventure activities that once again belies its small size. Caving, canopy tours, climbing, abseiling, tubing and white water rafting test even the most daring young adventurer. And although there are no beaches, water sports rank high on Swaziland’s To-Do list.
But for the young travelers who prefer less adrenaline, but are still packed full of excitement, Swaziland offers cultural activities to keep those young minds enthralled.
Swaziland, although small in size, offers big adventure for the whole family, ensuring an unforgettable experience.