About 18km's along the old main road from Matsapha Swaziland, you will arrive at the rural town of Malkerns, Swaziland. Lying in a bountiful sugar cane and pineapple valley, with magnificent views of the distant mountains, the seemingly sleepy town of Malkerns, Swaziland offers much to attract both tourists and local residents. Malkerns is also just 22km's from Manzini - Swaziland's second largest urban centre.
Visitors looking for unique Swaziland curios need look no further than Malkerns, as the wonderful craft shops sell locally made decorative candles, basket ware and batik work. The distinctive and vibrant Malandelas Centre in Malkerns provides a wealth of inspiring attractions - quality food, great shopping and top class entertainment provided by 'House on Fire', which is an awe-inspiring performance area and art gallery with a diverse flavour, including the sunken Swaziland Afro-Shakespearean Globe Theatre.
There is an abundance of quality Malkerns bed & breakfast guest house and self catering accommodation options available - some with the Phondo Royal residents home of the Swaziland King Mswatis several wives in view, and others that are wonderful Malkerns accommodation options for family gatherings, ideally suited for children.
There are a number of well known Malkerns game parks and Malkerns Reserves situated in the immediate area. Trips to the Swaziland Mkhaya Game Reserve, Swaziland Hlane Royal National Park and the Swaziland Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary are within easy reach.
Malkerns is ideal for popular outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and horseback trails, For the adrenalin junkie, white water rafting on the Great Swaziland Usutu River provides an incredible rush, while for the fisherman, fly fishing along the river is always rewarding. For more 'indoor' activities, the British style pub adjoining Malandelas Restaurant is a great venue to meet and gossip with the locals.
Nearby points of interest to Malkerns Swaziland is the King Sobhuza Memorial Park (8.57km), which serves as a tribute to the memory of the nation's beloved King Sobhuza who led Swaziland to independence in 1968. The memorial park lies adjacent to the Houses of Parliament and the Swaziland National Museum, which provides an interesting and insightful introduction to the origins, history, culture, lifestyle and traditional attire of the Swazi nation.
Malkerns accommodation opportunities may be fairly limited, and although there are Malkerns bed and breakfast or Guest house accommodation facilities dotted around the area. Guests looking for Lodges, Malkerns self catering or other Malkerns accommodation may need to investigate nearby Manzini accommodation or other nearby towns (see Where to Stay - Malkerns accommodation in Nearby Towns)