Swaziland

Swaziland programs available for:

High Schools
Did you know?

Swaziland is the smallest country in Africa, with a land size of 17,300 km²

Things to do
  • Enjoy a true camping experience in Malolotja Native Reserve
  • Visit the old Ngwenya Iron Ore Mine and the "The Lion Cavern" - the oldest mine in the world!
  • Stop in at the famous Swazi Candles candle factory, which sells a range of colourful handmade creations in geometric and animal shapes
Located in

Africa

Average Temperature

13 - 20° C

Official language/s

Swati, English

Currency

Swazi lilangeni, South African rand

Prepare for the adventure for a lifetime with an Expedition to Swaziland. You’ll come face to face with wildlife, camp under the stars surrounded by extraordinary landscapes, contribute your time to beautiful local communities, and come away from it all with a newfound appreciation for a slightly slower pace of life.

An Expedition to Swaziland can be combined with a visit to South Africa or Mozambique, but we always recommend staying a while and really soaking up everything that this little country has to offer!

“This was the best thing that I've ever done! I learned so much about myself and how to be a better team player. We all came away from it with a huge sense of achievement, skills in leadership, as well as better planning and organisation skills. It was heaps of fun too!”

Ciara, Student (Swaziland Expedition)

The World You'll Explore

Many people overlook Swaziland as a safari destination, instead opting for more obvious options like nearby Kruger National Park in South Africa. But with smaller tourist numbers per year, and just as many opportunities to get up close and personal with famous African wildlife, Swaziland is the perfect chance to experience nature at its finest.

Malolotja Nature Reserve is one of the must-visit national parks, where you can spot zebra, blesbok antelope, warthogs and perhaps even the rare and impressive eland antelope that grace the mountain plains. Take in the majestic sites from Logwadja View Point before descending further into the Malolotja Valley to search for baboon and vervet monkeys while trekking along the Malolotja River.

As well as the flora and fauna you’ll encounter, Swaziland has a rich indigenous culture and history to learn more about. You’ll have the chance to visit sites like the oldest mine in the world, used by local people over 40,000 years ago, as well as places like the Ngwenya Glass Factory, where local artisans use 100% recycled glass to make beautiful handicrafts.

The Impact You'll Make

Swaziland offers plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves and contribute to a local community. Projects normally focus on putting important infrastructure in place to empower families in improving their income and living more healthy and prosperous lives.

You could find yourself helping local tradesmen build facilities at a local daycare centre, or constructing chicken coops so a family can support themselves through the sale of chickens and eggs.

In the evenings and during breaks, you’ll get to know your host families better, assisting them with cooking traditional recipes for your team’s mealtimes, and exchanging stories with each other.

The people who will have your back

For every Expedition to Swaziland you and your team will be assigned one of our expert leaders to help guide your adventure. Our Aussie-based leaders are the best of the best, hand-picked by us through a rigorous selection process which involves a Wilderness First Aid course and an intensive training program. Prepared for every situation, our leaders are just as passionate about having fun as they are about keeping you safe on your epic journey to Swaziland.

This is Tony, our NZ Operations Manager and one of our expert trip Leaders. He's a seasoned traveller, teacher, outdoor instructor, rock climber and dad-joke teller.

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