With all the attractions to be visited around this small country, Swaziland car hire is an essential component of your travels. Avis has a conveniently situated branch at the Matsapha Airport that offers an extensive range of reliable rental cars at discount car rental rates.
Swaziland is a peaceful kingdom, one of the only three monarchies in Africa, which gained independence in 1968. Its capital, Mbabane, is a modern African city and is the centre of business activity in Swaziland. In contrast, the country’s national parks and sanctuaries preserve various endangered African species in natural, untouched wilderness.
Being the most affordable place for safaris and accommodation in Southern Africa has made Swaziland a popular tourist destination. Aside from the national parks, wonderful hot springs and valleys, the Swazi culture is uniquely intriguing with its reed dances, nightlife and bustling markets that all make this a fashionable country to visit.
Swaziland Tourist Attractions
Hlane Royal National Park
Hlane Royal National Park consists of thatched, self-catering huts. It has two camps: Ndlovu Camp and Bhubesi Camp, each with their own facilities and activities. Hlane also features the famous Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino. It is a great park for game viewing and affordable safaris.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
As Swaziland's most popular conservation area, Mlilwane (“little fire” in Swazi) is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the free-roaming wildlife. It is ideal for camping and game watching and also has a very stylish events and conferences area.
This wildlife sanctuary is home to some the most endangered species in the world like the white rhino, black rhino, roan and sable antelope.
Malolotja Nature Reserve
Malolotja is popular for its incredible mountainous scenery and offers some of the best safaris in Southern Africa. It is fantastic for bird watching, game viewing and also contains many different species of interesting flowers.
The Swazi Cultural Village
Legugu Lemaswati Cultural Village is a living museum. Visitors are transported into the Swaziland of the 1850s. The aim of the village is to provide education about the Swazi culture, traditions, music and oral folklore. Here you can learn about the Swazi way of life and at the same time make a contribution to their economy.
Unique Arts and Crafts
Swaziland is rich in arts and crafts. Here you can shop for unique, handcrafted pottery, jewelry and sculptures. The trade beads are popular collector's items and make wonderful gifts and souvenirs. Other things to look out for are the magnificent soapstone carvings, Ngwenya glass, batiks, and colourful tapestries, all handcrafted with intricate detail.
The Royal Swazi Sun Hotel Complex offers a luxurious health spa that is the ideal place to pamper yourself with beauty therapies, sauna and massages. The famous Cuddle Puddle offers a great spa, and is a popular tourist destination in the Ezulwini Valley.
Two popular casinos in Swaziland are situated at the Protea Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino and the Royal Swazi Sun Hotel Complex. Other casinos are the Nhlangano Sun and Ezulwini Sun, near the popular nightlife area Manzini.
There are many activities to take part in while visiting Swaziland like hiking, horseback riding, fishing and golf. The golf course at the Royal Swazi Sun is a popular destination and features fantastic scenery. Other clubs include the Mbabane Club, Manzini Club and the Swaziland Country Club. Cricket, tennis and bowls are also very popular in Swaziland.
Avis’s competitive rates and specials combined with an extensive fleet and efficient service make reliable Swaziland car hire easy and affordable.