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  • Average17%
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4 weeks ago
“Must see”
Sep 16, 2018
“Worth the stop”
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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...more
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Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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268 416 5000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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....More

2  Thank marinda l
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We spent one day crossing Swaziland from kruger to Isimangaliso. Reading guides, it looked like Swaziland was a very nice place, with several interesting things to be done. To my assessment, one day is even more than that places deserves, you can easily skip that...More

1  Thank Paolo P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A market indeed though the reality is the Chinese items which are on nearly each and every traders table! There was a time when you could buy an original now some items just copied! Prices ridiculous! My concern is they think international tourists will pay?

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated near Swasi Candles there really is no reason why you cannot take a look. Lots of hanging materials in bright coloured designs. Be prepared to haggle, the sellers start of very expensive but will come down if they think you are going to walk...More

Thank S97ZNmarks
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

When is swaziland you have to find this destination. It has the infamous Swazi Candles on-site. The venue is funky and retro. Some of the shops have some funky prints that can make some awesome gifts for family and friends. The bathroom facilities on site...More

Thank liamb831
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to mlilwane from Mankanye and we only had 20 minutes. The toilets were very good. The market area sold a decent range of goods although not massive, the candles shop was impressive although it had inflated tourist prices. Overall...More

Thank rabby123
Reviewed May 11, 2017

Whilst it is admirable that artists are offered an outlet for their goods, if you have seen one you have seen all. Prices are fixed, but you can haggle. Quality ??

Thank Klaus G
Reviewed August 12, 2016

We spent one day crossing Swaziland from kruger to Isimangaliso. Reading guides, it looked like Swaziland was a very nice place, with several interesting things to be done. To my assessment, one day is even more than that places deserves, you can easily skip that...More

1  Thank Paolo P
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed shopping and looking at the crafts because many of them were hand made by the locals. There were some unique items that I did not see in some of the other markets that I visited in South Africa.

Thank Ramadama
Reviewed September 14, 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
Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank nich0luss
Reviewed August 7, 2015

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

1  Thank lancista
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Robinshar
September 24, 2015|
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Response from ssfariguy | Reviewed this property |
Was called Gone Rural on Maladela farm.Also see House on fire.Hope this helps.
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Ton J
August 16, 2015|
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Response from Clive V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, No they tend to change their prices at whim and to try to explain to them re what candles you bought over the phone could be problematic. But the best way is to phone
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