Adventures in Swaziland

In spite of being the smallest country in Southern Africa, the tiny landlocked kingdom of Swaziland offers plenty of opportunities for adventure seekers.

A geological fault runs from the Drakensberg Mountains north through the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, forms the Great Rift Valley and eventually peters out in Turkey.

Swaziland lies on the edge of the escarpment. Forming the eastern border with Mozambique, the Great Usutu river rushes across the country through canyons of the

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Adventures in Swaziland
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In spite of being the smallest country in Southern Africa, the tiny landlocked kingdom of Swaziland offers plenty of opportunities for adventure seekers.

A geological fault runs from the Drakensberg Mountains north through the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe, forms the Great Rift Valley and eventually peters out in Turkey.

Swaziland lies on the edge of the escarpment. Forming the eastern border with Mozambique, the Great Usutu river rushes across the country through canyons of the Lubombo Mountains. Here white water paddlers hold on tight as they race through the impressive scenery.

Mbabane, the capital, is located on a highveld. Here, the Swazi heritage is engrained in all aspects of the rich culture of Swazi life. Just outside the capital is the granite mountain of Sibebe. Hiking in the solitude of this monolith gives you incredible views and the opportunity to explore caves, swimming holes and waterfalls.

Between Mbabane and the Ezulwini Valley, the Gobholo caves give insight into the secret world of cave exploration. This vast granite system remains largely unexplored. The adventurous come here to light up their headlight beams and walk, climb, crawl, slither and scramble beneath the surface into a series of waver-eroded chambers with only bats and other cave creatures for company. 

The Ezulwini Valley is a smorgasbord of adventure activities. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s oldest protected area and the Hlane Royal National Park in the eastern part of the country are both teeming with wildlife and can be explored by foot, mountain bike or vehicle. Perhaps the most exciting way to view wildlife is from the back of a horse. A horse safari will bring you up close and personal with wildlife as your horse may amble right up to zebras and wildebeests. Add to this the tranquility of a horse back ride and you will find it hard to beat this adventure.

A rich culture with friendly people that make you feel welcome and safe. Add to this, a stunning landscape of mountains and valleys, forests and plains and to top it all, wildlife reserves that are home to Africa’s Big Five. This is the tiny country of Swaziland in a nutshell!

Swaziland Adventures

Abseiling

Abseiling is a thrilling adventure activity that is sure to spice up any trip. In Swaziland you can abseil at a variety of sites. Go vertical along the Holomi or Mantenga Waterfall or get up close and personal with Execution Rock. The choice is yours – so go on and get those Boots Dirty on an Abseiling...

Canopy Tours

The best way to enjoy the striking rock formations, towering cliff faces and lush forest of the Malolotja Nature Reserve in Swaziland is suspended high above the ground on a Canopy Tour Adventure. A Canopy Tour is an established route of platforms connected by steel cables. The tour is operated by professional...

Caving

Tiny but mighty Swaziland offers adventurers some awesome Caving Adventures. Predominantly granite rock, the Gobholo Caves near the Mbabane is a Caving Adventurer’s heaven – walk, climb and slither through this hidden world of bats, spiders and other cave creatures. Suited for both novice and more...

Hiking

What better way to explore the highlands, forests and nature reserves of Swaziland than on foot! The rugged terrain and rock formations of Ngwempisi offer adventurous hikers an off-the-beaten track trail. Join a guided hike in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or an up close and personal encounter with...

Horse Riding

One of the most amazing things about Swaziland is that you are never far from an adventure in the great outdoors. Spend a morning Horse Riding and you will know what we are talking about. Ride on your trusty steed through a game reserve surrounded by wildlife or feel the wind in your hair as you canter...

Horse Safaris

Enjoy a peaceful and yet exhilarating Safari on Horse Back in Swaziland. Join our operators on an outride to view game in the best possible way - from the comfort of the saddle of your trusty, calm and experienced horse. A Guided Horse Safari is an experience that you will not soon forget and the best...

Kloofing

A kloof is the Afrikaans word for a gorge or ravine and Kloofing is the adventure activity of making your way through the gorge by a variety of different means. Often a Kloofing Adventure includes hiking through the gorge, jumping down small cliffs, abseiling alongside waterfalls and swimming in natural...

Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers head to tiny but mighty Swaziland for a unique Mountain Biking Adventure in the wild. Hlane, meaning wilderness in isiSwati, is home to the largest herds of game in the kingdom. A ride through Swazi bushveld is a potential encounter with rhino, giraffe, lion, elephant and a host of other...

Quad Biking

Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa, but there are no shortage of adventure activities in this mountainous kingdom. Come and enjoy a Quad Biking adventure in the rolling hills of Swaziland. A Quad Bike (or All Terrain Vehicle (ATV)) is an exhilarating mode of transport that will get...

Rhino Tracking

The rhinoceros is one of Africa’s most beloved mammals. This giant odd-toed ungulate weighs several tonnes and stand up to 2 meters high. An encounter with one of the world’s largest remaining mega-fauna on a Rhino Trekking Adventure in Swaziland is an awe inspiring moment that you never forget!...

River Rafting

The slightly older adventurer may remember the TARDIS in the British science fiction ‘Doctor Who’ – the time travel machine, disguised as a London police box, that has an interior much larger than its exterior. Younger adventurers might remember Harry Potter arriving at the campsite suspiciously...

Teambuilding

Swaziland is a fantastic venue for teambuilding. The rolling hills of this beautiful kingdom is the ideal backdrop to develop the effectiveness of your organisation though some adrenaline pumping, fun filled teambuilding activities.  The success of any organisation depends on the ability of people...

White Water Kayaking

Experienced paddlers will love the White Water Kayaking on the great Usutu River in Swaziland. Take on the turbulent brown waters of Swaziland’s longest River - the Usutu (meaning ‘dark brown’) and pick your way through the rapids. You are in for a wet and wild adventure!

White Water Rafting

One of the most exciting adventure activities in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland is White Water Rafting on the Great Usutu River. Usutu means ‘dark brown’ and after a short safety briefing you are ready to take on the turbulent brown waters of Swaziland’s longest river. The grade 4 rapids with names...