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

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2014
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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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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BC
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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

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Maputo Province, Mozambique
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4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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.

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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

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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 .

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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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.

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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

The craft stalls and shops at the Swazi Candles factory are worthwhile stopping. There is a selection of wares ranging form batik, candles, handmade soap woven fabrics and jerseys to the usual curios and a coffee shop. It is a nice stop under huge trees. Some crafts can be bought cheaper elsewhere, but it is good one stop shop if... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you want to buy the family home some gifts etc. this is the place to go! The candles made into animal forms are to die for and if you don't watch-out you could spend your entire budget in a flash!

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

When in Swaziland you must stop here and check out the hand made soaps and candles. I found the soups to be unique and smelled wonderful, they made great souvenirs.

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