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Address: Main Road, Mbabane H106, Swaziland
Phone Number: 268 416 5000
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Swaziland has a rich history, and provides a myriad of activities to...

Swaziland has a rich history, and provides a myriad of activities to suit each individual preference. Experience Swazi arts and crafts by spending a half-day visiting the variety of markets in Ezulwini Mantenga, Mlilwane and Malkerns, including the unique Candle Factory. An alternative route can be taken via Ezulwini Valley up to Mbabane City, Motshane and the Ngwenya Glass Factory where one can see the Swazi glass blowers exercising their skills.

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Great Curio Shopping

Great Curio Shopping experience.Variety of crafts made by the local people of Swaziland.Found the prices to be fair and good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Richards Bay, South Africa
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Great Curio Shopping experience.Variety of crafts made by the local people of Swaziland.Found the prices to be fair and good value for money.

1 Thank ssfariguy
La Plata, Maryland
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Their selection is nice, and some of the crafts are being made in front of you, but there are many other shops which have the same selection for less. If Swazi Candle is the only stop you are making, then you should shop here as well, but if you are going to 'a The Mile' you should save your money... More 

Thank Nicholus S
Maputo, Mozambique
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90 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The place to go if you want to buy art craft in Swaziland. Variaty of products and good prices aswell.

Thank lancista
Johannesburg, South Africa
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201 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a typical "African arts and crafts market" The main attraction is the Swazi candle 'factory'. Candles of a myriad shapes and sizes are made here with some made on site, although the main factory is someway away. If you are in Swaziland it is definitely worth a visit. Candles are somewhat expensive but worth it. One problem is... More 

Thank Clive V
Perth, Australia
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634 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A great range, real friendly stall holders with plenty to see. We purchased a number of items which seemed to be reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Just seems to be al that they have going for them. Some really good work spent some dollars for the hard wo.rk of been an artist craftsman craftwomen

1 Thank vANislanderBc
Maputo Province, Mozambique
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Unfortunately it was raining when we were there so all the outdoor vendors were closed, but there were still enough shops to buy goodies. Our favorite was the Swazi candles, such beautiful designs, and the baobab batik is stunning. The café makes delicious food, so plan your trip for lunch.

1 Thank kimbaj
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The service from the sellers was fantastic and there is a wider choice of art not just Swazi art but it encompasses african art as a whole and the markert caters for all age groups

1 Thank Nhlanhlos
Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lovely short stop over. Candles are wonderful really unusual colourful patterns on African animal shapes. Nice to get something different that you'll not find at home .Lots of other nice craft stalls in the complex too .

Thank holidayseeker
Johannesburg, South Africa
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40 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

A very rural type centre that looks a little run down. Nice stall keepers and the silversmith was very helpful. Some of the craft was more expensive than the roadside stalls. Has potential, but needs a lot of work to create the right atmosphere. did not see bathrooms.

Thank gailgibson

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