Adventure & Travel
Buckswood Adventure and Travel was set up by Buckswood after running various educational, adventure and tourism based courses for over 10 years. We want our clients to sit back and be able to experience the REAL Africa- The real Kingdom of Swaziland. Our team can offer an experience of a life time from the moment you arrive until the time you take off. Our job is to ensure that you take away not only gifts and photos but the true African experience. When you sign up for this trip we will ask what you want to get out of your time- A 5* Luxury tour, A hands on experience of the local rural African life, the adventure and thrills of seeing the big 5, the thrill of the high ropes or perhaps a combination of all of this! Basically, we will provide a tailored package to what you want. Your tour of the country is a personal journey and we will provide a mix and match program that can include:
- Visit a local family
- Visit a local school
- Visit the cultural village
Charity to help or give donations or gifts
- Visit a local rural family
- Visit a local school and plant fruit trees or donate maize
- Tour a Local hospital and donate some blankets or medical equipment
- Swazi Candles and Bushman Paintings
Why not take a trip to Malkerns in a picturesque and fertile valley where sugar cane and pineapples are grown? In the local craft market there is a treasure trove of crafts for sale – Baobab Batik, Rosecraft (beautiful garments woven in mohair) and of course the world-renowned Swazi candles moulded by craftsmen into a glorious array of shapes including animals and birds. Take time out from the Swazi sunshine and visit the caves at the Nsangwini Community Project. Here you will be amazed at the intricacy and colour of the Swazi Bushmen paintings. Thousands of years old, this primitive art is preserved in the very rock of these ancient caves.
- Ngwenya Glass factory
To the North West is Ngwenya, or ‘crocodile’, is a small village named after the mountain range above it that looks like a sleeping crocodile. Ngwenya Glass, established by Swedish glassblowers in 1979, is run by a select group of specially trained Swazi craftsmen and women who create beautiful glass figurines, enchanting and personal interpretations of the animals and birds of Africa.
- Game Reserves within Swaziland
Hlane means ‘Wilderness’ in siSwati: the Hlane Royal National Park, the largest in Swaziland, lives up to its name. Its 22,000 hectares of bushveld are home to Swaziland’s Big Five- lion, leopard, the lesser-spotted Great Sutton, cheetah, elephant and white rhino. Hlane is world-renowned for the enormous diversity of its animal and bird life. Relax and get back to Nature in one of the park’s many catered and self-catering facilities before setting out once more for another adventure viewing the wildlife, bird-watching, camping, taking a guided safari in a Land rover or a mountain bike, or even – for the more intrepid traveller- on foot.
- Kruger National Park (South Africa)
- Ezulwini or Manzini Craft Market for gifts
Your chance to taste Swazi village life and to pick up some bargain souvenirs. Come to Ezulwini where you will find an astonishing array of locally handcrafted goods and souvenirs sold by local people.
- Swazi Trails¬extreme adventure
For those with more outward-bound aspirations, why not join like-minded people on a Swazi Trail? Essential for the development of team-building skills, there are many adventures on offer, from the tingling exhilaration of white water rafting and mountain biking to the excitements of caving or canopy climbing. On land, in the water, under the mountains or merely hiking through stunning countryside, Swazi Trails has something for everyone.
- Round of Golf at the Royal Swazi N. ‘Chillin’ out by the pool at the Royal Swazi Spa or Royal Villa