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Swazi Candles

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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So many candles

If candles are your thing then this is the place for you! Candles of so many different shapes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark S
Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Exquisite candles

Swazi Candles produces unique and handsomely crafted candles in all shapes and sizes. As part of a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretoria, South Africa
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“candle shop”(13 reviews)
“craft market”(9 reviews)
“worth a visit”(8 reviews)
Swazi Candles Factory Shop is an music filled workshop, open to the public. Come and see the artisans sculpting the wax and see our 100% handmade process. There are a multitude of other shops and a handcraft market as well as a tea garden serving...more
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Mr18, Malkerns M204, Eswatini (Swaziland)
+268 2528 3219
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Many shops and even a coffee stop. Lots feature locally made items, be sure and haggle on the price.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If candles are your thing then this is the place for you! Candles of so many different shapes sizes as colours and every safari animal you could imagine. It was very nice to watch the two guys around the back creating one of the many...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is what I did at this colorful, diverse, well stocked gift shop. I asked to speak to the manager, and asked about a quantity discount on ten of the same item, and she countered with an offer of a 10% discount on any total...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Swazi Candles produces unique and handsomely crafted candles in all shapes and sizes. As part of a tourist complex, it is a great place to stop and browse, and find that special gift or souvenir. They also produce aromatic glycerin soap and body balms to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Swazi Candles" has been bringing light and enchantment to Malkerns Valley, at the very heart of eSwatini (the new official name of Swaziland), since 1982. Not only candle lights are produced, but also natural glycerine soaps, bodybalms and many ohers items (check their wax encased...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The candles are very colorful - animals, shapes, all different sizes. A different experience during our South Africa trip. The open air craft market was more interesting to me as I could talk with the many friendly individual vendors. English not a problem and negotiations...More

Thank TheDad50
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The country has changed its name (decision of the absolute monarch) from Swaziland to eSwatini. The candle factory is still called Swazi Candles though, and any tour or cabbie should know how to get there. Fascinating watching the candlemaking process, all done by hand by...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Came here exhausted and hot towards the end of our Africa Honeymoon. Loved all the fabric and bought a few pieces. Bought a candle with the rock art prints on it and a few soapstone (i think) little African animals. We had a bite to...More

Thank nzanz
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Great variety of candles in all shapes and sizes. The candles are handmade and reasonably priced. There is also a selection of soaps available in the same shop. There is a shop close by that sells black mamba hot sauce. If you love spicy sauces...More

Thank Sakkie84
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Very well kept shop with lots to see. Many amazing shapes of candle, elephants etc. With all different colours. I bought some soap from here and it was very nice. The candle were slightly more expensive than expected but they just looked amazing, if I’d...More

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Nobuhle Z
October 10, 2018|
Response from KLD101 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming this is your business. Not the job of your customers to do a SWOT analysis. Much better to poll customers at the store, or via e-mail anonymously.
March 16, 2017|
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Response from Jen C | Property representative |
Hi! What quantity are you looking for?
October 30, 2016|
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Response from Jen C | Property representative |
Hi Jan, am putting a shipment together for the US now. Will be there in about 2 months. I will be selling online through Etsy. Keep an eye on Swazi Candles Facebook page for details!