• A Caving adventure in Swaziland

    Pioneers of Adventure Caving

    Swazi Trails were the first company globally to coin and start using the term “Adventure Caving“. The concept is now used in many countries worldwide including the South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Adventure Caving is a lot more demanding than standard walk-in, walk-out caving tours and requires some mastering of basic Read More
  • Go big... or go home!

    Go big… or go home!

    White-water rafting on Swaziland’s Great Usutu River. Founded in 1991, this is Swaziland’s longest running and most popular adventure activity. Challenge Grade III and Grade IV rapids using 2-man inflatable rafts. Trips depart through-out the year. Guaranteed departures for only 2 persons! Bookable online. Options of 1/2 day and full day trips.  Winter Combo option Read More
  • Elderly woman in traditional dress perform a cultural dance in Swaziland

    Swaziland = real African culture

    Swazi people take a great pride in their culture and traditional heritage. To get an indepth appreciation of this, Swazi Trails, have a unique guided tour known as the Taste of Swaziland tour. Read More
  • Make sure you're somewhere special when you're on holiday

    What will you do tomorrow?

    That's the question! Don't let a single day go by without doing something simply 'WOW"! Weekend and holiday days are even more precious. We'd like to help you make them memorable. Read More


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Swaziland Public Holidays 2015

• March 26, 2015
Swaziland Public Holidays 2015

Swaziland celebrates a number of public holidays each year and whilst these do not affect the tourism industry much, as we operate 365 days a year, they are worth noting by travellers for the impacts they might have. Important issues to keep an eye on are whether all shops will be closed or not. On […]

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Stray hippo injures tourist in Swaziland

• February 6, 2015
hippo attack surviver

We were reminded this past week that Africa is a wild place when one of our white-water rafting trips on the Great Usutu River was disturbed by a stray hippo.  On Saturday the 31st January 2015, one of our guests was hospitalized with bite wounds to the upper leg after being toppled from his raft by […]

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Extended border hours

• December 11, 2014
Extended border hours

Border hours have been extended for the festive season to ease traffic flows into and from Swaziland over the festive season. Swaziland attracts large numbers of visitors over holiday seasons, as well as many returning residents coming home to spend the festive season with family members. Our general advice to travellers is to use smaller […]

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hashtag Swaziland Rocks

• November 20, 2014
Fun things to do in Swaziland

Hey, you probably guessed it… and we certainly know it: #swazilandrocks !  In fact it REALLY rocks! There are so many fun, active and totally insane things to do that we often loose track of them. For that very reason we launched the #swazilandrocks hastag – as a means of keeping track of those moments when we just […]

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Ebola in Swaziland – not!

• August 26, 2014

Is there Ebola in Swaziland? Simple answer – “no!”. We are most fortunate to be very far from the area of the current epidemic. However, as Africa is often perceived to be one place by travellers who are unexposed to the vast nature of the African continent and because Ebola is fast becoming a major […]

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Swaziland School Holidays 2014

• July 15, 2014 • Comments (0)
Swaziland school calendar

Our list of Swaziland school holidays for 2014 includes both private schools and public schools. If you need to plan your travel around Swaziland school terms, we have listed the opening and closing dates of Swazi schools throughout 2014. This timetable of of Swazi school terms and Swazi school holidays has been sourced from local […]

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Fathers Day Idea

• June 10, 2014 • Comments (0)
Father's Day

At Swazi Trails we like to have fun… and to spread the fun around this weekend in Swaziland we’ve got a very special Father’s Day deal! On any normal day we offer a 50% discount for kids on our rafting trips – “kids” generally being defined as anyone under 18 years who is being paid […]

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Shewula Trust among Equator Prize winners

• June 10, 2014 • Comments (0)
Shewula Mountain Camp

Swazi Trails has had a long relationship with the Shewula Trust and Shewula Mountain Camp and we are proud to see that they are one of ten winners of the Equator Prize 2014. This prize, which is coordinated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), pertains to successes in Sustainable Land Management in Sub-­Saharan Africa. Shewula […]

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On top of ‘The Execution Rock’

• April 3, 2014 • Comments (0)
On top of 'The Execution Rock'

At eight o’clock we took our bicycles from Swazi Trails in Ezulwini. Together with Phil, my friend and colleague, we started our adventure towards the summit of the well-known ‘Execution Rock’. After a nice 6 kilometres ride through the small communities we entered the gate of the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary. After paying a small amount […]

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Swaziland Airport Tax increase

• April 1, 2014 • Comments (0)
Swaziland's Matsapha Airport

The Swaziland Civil Aviation Authority (SWACAA) has announced that airport taxes are increasing as of the 1st May 2014. The the existing fee of E 50.00 will be increasing to E 100.00 for all passengers travelling between Swaziland and South Africa. E 1.00 = ZAR 1.00. Currently Airlink Swaziland is still operating from Swaziland’s Matsapha […]

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