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Swaziland Earth tremor

• May 27, 2012
earth quake in Swaziland

Swaziland experienced an earth tremor this evening the 27th May 2012 – at approximately 20h58. It was a light tremor by most accounts, but still caused a fair amount of twittering and Facebook comments. Why? Well probably because such occurrences are few and far between in our neck of the woods.  Swaziland happily sits in […]

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Border hours extension Easter 2012

• April 4, 2012
Border hours extension Easter 2012

Border hours at four Swaziland’s border posts with South Africa have been extended for the upcoming Easter holiday. These borders are one’s that experience the heaviest flow of traffic during this annual long-weekend break. According to Acting Principal Secretary in the Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs, Andrew Masilela, the border posts that will have their […]

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Cross-border ferry

• April 1, 2012
Cross-border ferry

Swazi Trails is pleased today to announce its appointment as the official reservation agents for the soon to be launched Maputo-Manzini Cross-border Ferry. The ferry will provide a new and efficient means of travelling between Mozambique and Swaziland. The ferry, which is based on hovercraft technology will initially operate one return trip per day between […]

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Earth Hour Swaziland

• March 31, 2012
Earth Hour was celebrated in Swaziland

Tonight we’ll be joining like-minded folk from all over the world in celebrating Earth Hour here in Swaziland! Why? Because its something we believe in. This covers both our concern for the environment and our belief that people can make a positive impact. Earth Hour is a great opportunity to reflect on where we are […]

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School in a bag

• March 28, 2012
Sustainable tourism is built around relationships

We recently got to bring some pleasure to a remote community in rural Swaziland. The occasion was the distribution of donated school bags and equipment to pupils of Mphaphati Primary School. Whilst we at Swazi Trails can’t claim to have been responsible for anything other than helping to distribute this thoughtful donation, we certainly got […]

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Swaziland Ngwenya border extends operating hours

• March 22, 2012
Swaziland Ngwenya border extends operating hours

Update: 4th April 2012. Please note that this extension of border hours at Ngwenya-Oshoek border has been stalled until further notice. Seems we are busy dancing with our South African counterparts… one step forward-one step back. We will keep you posted as and when the tempo changes. See our post on Easter 2012 border hours […]

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Houseboat Rental Swaziland

• March 5, 2012
Swaziland house boat rental

The Maguga Dam houseboat experience in Swaziland is something that will appeal to the free-spirited and independent-minded. Why stay in an ordinary hotel, lodge or B&B room when you could be master of your own ship for a night or two? Curious? Like to know more? Fortunately two travellers, Chris and Courtney kindly provided us […]

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Raft Launch

• February 15, 2012 • Comments (1)
8-man rafts in Swaziland

We honoured a thousand year old naval tradition recently in Swaziland when we launched our new fleet of 8-man rafts on the Great Usutu River.  This was an extremely sacred and rare ceremony, seldom ever witnessed in Swaziland.  Being a totally landlocked country, we are not renowned as a seafaring nation. However, with as much […]

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Swaziland extended border hours

• December 10, 2011 • Comments (1)
Border gate Swaziland

With less than three weeks till Christmas day the Swaziland Ministry of Home Affairs and their counterparts in South Africa have announced an extension  of the operation hours for three major border posts into Swaziland. With thousands of returning students, workers and tourists this news brings a sigh of relief to most. The three border […]

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New Rafts

• December 6, 2011
Swazi Trails now offer rafting using 9-man rafts

Today we unwrapped our brand-new 9-man rafts, just in time for the coming summer season. These rafts are considerably larger than the 2-man rafts that we’ve been using on the Great Usutu River for the past few years, and perhaps a bit more typical of the type of raft used on most rivers internationally. In […]

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