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Ngwenya Glass 26th February '20

See glass workers from above

The history of Ngwenya Glass In 1979 a glassblowing factory called Swazi Glass Craft was created as part of a Swedish Aid Project. Machinery and equipment was imported and a number of Swazis were trained in the age old art of glass blowing. Two of the Swazis, including Mr Sibusiso Mhlanga, were sent to Sweden…read more…

Tsandza weaving workshop in Eswatini (Swaziland) by Momtaz Begum-Hossain 10th February '20

weaving at tsandza

I’m getting more and more excited about September’s ‘Craft and Safari’ Tour. The itinerary features a number of craft activities, one of which is a weaving workshop in Eswatini at Tsandza Weaving. Tsandza is a social enterprise where local women weave handicrafts. If you come on the tour you’ll have chance to spend a day with them,…read more…

Eswatini Best in Travel 2020 by Lonely Planet 22nd January '20

Best in Travel 2020 Lonely Planet

Eswatini has been named one of the world’s top countries for travellers in 2020 by world-leading travel authority Lonely Planet. The country receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2020, the highly anticipated annual collection of the best travel destinations, trends, journeys and experiences to have in the year ahead. “Petite, pleasant and packed…read more…

Wild Horses of Namibia 22nd January '20

Wild horses

Wild horses are not found throughout southern Africa because the climatic conditions are not ideal for horses to live in. But for some reason they have flourished in southern Namibia, despite the climate. Horses were introduced by European immigrants with the colonisation of southern Africa. But where did these horses come from and why did…read more…

Lilac-breasted Roller – A Bird of Many Colours 22nd January '20

Lilac breasted roller

I love the lilac-breasted roller, it is such a colourful bird and the flash of turquoise it gives in flight is wonderful. Lilac-breasted roller factoids Males and females are the same. They have syndactyl feet which means the second and third toes are fused together. The lilac-breasted roller should be the “rainbow roller”,  it is…read more…

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