Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland is the hub of Swazi crafts and culture. Rich in heritage, and ruled by King Mswati III who is a great source of Swaziland national pride. Swaziland boasts one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa. King Mswati III rules the Swazi kingdom with the Queen Mother or Ndlovukazi, and lives in a grand residence in the Ezulwini Valley of Swaziland - which in Zulu means "heavenly".
Lying between Mbabane and Manzini, Ezulwini Valley is surrounded on all four sides by magnificent mountains, making this north-western corner of Swaziland truly a little piece of Heaven. Ezulwini Valley is where Swaziland tourism began, and offers a wealth of attractions and Swazi accommodation, which includes Swaziland Self Catering accommodation, Swaziland Bed & Breakfast accommodation and Swaziland Tented accommodation - and because Swaziland's Ezulwini Valley is an absolute must for every visitor to Swaziland, it's no wonder that Ezulwini Valley has been chosen by many major Swaziland Hotels as the place to build hotels, casinos and restaurants.
For fine dining, make sure you try the elegant, sophisticated ambience of the Lihawu Restaurant at the Swaziland Royal Villas. Not just renowned for outstanding food, the Lihawu Restaurant keeps the best wine cellar in the country. Ezulwini Valley also boasts hot springs, craft markets, art galleries, riding stables, a Swaziland nature reserve and cultural village, while golfers can enjoy the 18-hole Royal Swaziland Championship Golf Course.
Visitors to the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland can get some of the finest nature experiences around. The brilliant scenery, diverse bird life and Swaziland Big Five will prove to be a true African wildlife experience. The Hlane Royal National Park has large numbers of lion, elephant and white rhino, while the Mkhaya Game Reserve is home to endangered species such as black rhino, roan and sable. Ezulwini Valley is surrounded on the north, south and west by the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary lying in the Nyonyanw Mountains, and is a bird watchers paradise with 470 various species being found there. A variety of indigenous mammals also can be found in this Swaziland game park sanctuary, including zebra, rhino, giraffe, hippo and antelope.
Although there's a wide variety of Swaziland accommodation on offer in Ezulwini Valley - Game Lodges, Swaziland Guest House accommodation, Back-Packers and Hotels, if you're looking for Swaziland Self Catering accommodation, you'll find Buhleni Farm Chalets tucked away on a bushveld fruit farm just 5 minutes from the center of Ezulwini Valley. These well-appointed wooden chalets set amidst lush well established gardens, are out of sight and away from the sounds of the Ezulwini Valley travellers hub.
Make time for a visit to the Swaziland Ezulwini Valley Mantenga Cultural Village - a living museum which showcases all aspects of traditional Swazi culture. Besides the wonderful accommodation in Ezulwini Valley, more attractions include: The Jewellery Studio Guava Gallery, Mantenga Falls, King Sobhuza II Memorial Park and rock paintings at Sheba's Breasts.