Tourism in Swaziland is a successful industry. Most of the tourists who visit Swaziland arrive by road from South Africa.
Swaziland’s tourism industry developed during the apartheid era in South Africa and this shaped many of its distinctive attractions.
Since the end of apartheid, Swaziland has emphasized its traditional culture as a tourist attraction.
Bordering Mozambique, in the southeast of Africa, the lush and mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland is Africa’s last absolute monarchy. This small but scenically beautiful country of emerald peaks, rivers, ravines, rolling valleys, and waterfalls is a hiker’s Eden.
Nature reserves are the top attraction here, and though only a few host Big Five animals (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino), all of them offer an intimate game-viewing experience, lush mountain scenery, and a rich diversity of species.
Swaziland also proudly preserves its fascinating culture, customs, and festivals. Travellers are welcome to watch some of the festivities of Incwala, an impressive three-week kingship ritual in December and January, and, Umhlanga, the lively Reed Dance ceremony, which takes place during the last week of August or first week of September.