With many years of experience in Africa, BAT have chosen Swaziland as the best destination to offer the true African adventure. With a host of Big Game park only 15 mins from the house, visitors can enjoy seeing animals such as elephant, black and white rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra and of course king of them all – the lion! The game parks are also inhabited by a wide range of antelopes, predators and smaller mammals so make sure you pack you camera!
Swaziland’s natural landscape offers adrenalin thrills for those looking for something active with zip-lining across deep gorges and white water rafting just a couple of the activities available nearby Buckswood Lodge. Of course the beautiful Kingdom also offers miles of track to explore off the beaten track, waterfalls and mountains for you to drink in. You can visit local villages, schools and homesteads. Your travels are safe in our hands.
And with the Buckswood Lodge house staff there to cater for you, picnics and BBQs can be packed to accompany you so you really don’t need to worry about anything other than having the adventure of a life time.
- 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