Africa Eswatini Southern Africa World 

Covid-19: Hospitals in Eswatini ‘run out of body bags’

– – Hospitals in Eswatini are reportedly running out of body bags due to a surge in COVID-19-deaths. The Times of Swaziland reported that a source at a hospital told the publication “that in the past two weeks, most of the bodies were wrapped in sheet-covers and put into plastic materials upon being confirmed dead.” The source was quoted as saying that “It is a bad experience as the orderlies and the nursing staff are subjected to this situation. They had no choice after being told by management that there…

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Africa Eswatini Southern Africa World 

Prime Minister of Eswatini dies after testing positive for Covid-19

King Mswati III was crowned in 1986 at the age of 18, succeeding his long-serving father King Sobhuza II, who died at the age of 82. The king rules by decree and has been criticised for the heavy-handed treatment of opponents and for requesting public money to pay for new palaces and luxury cars. Eswatini, located in southern Africa is one of the absolute monarchies in the world. With a population of about one million, the country has recorded 6,768 coronavirus infections and 127 deaths linked to the pandemic. Togo…

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31. North-West Hihglands Eswatini 

50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini in 50/50 Year Part 7: Eswatini’s Scenery

swatini’s Scenery Stunning mountain scenery with rivers, waterfalls and gorges can be found across Eswatini (Swaziland). A variety of contrasting landscapes from unique rock formations, which are among the world’s most ancient, to lush greenery and fertile valleys that sit alongside. What you will see in our next five reasons to visit Eswatini is how the most impressive and dramatic landscapes sit side-by-side with the African wilderness, offering breath-taking scenery. 31. North-West Hihglands The North-West Highlands really do have some of the best scenery found across Eswatini and in Southern…

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Eswatini Getaways 

50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini in 50/50 Year Part 4: Wildlife

Next in our series of ’50 Reasons to Visit Eswatini (Swaziland) in 50/50 Year’, numbers 16-20 focus on 5 aspects of the country’s diverse wildlife. Eswatini’s Wildlife Eswatini’s rich variety of landscapes and habitats gives it a profusion of fauna and flora, with the sheer number of species mind-boggling by most European standards. The country is not large enough to offer lots of big game experiences, but it has some 17 protected areas that are home to a very wide range of species, including the sought after ‘Big 5’. Eswatini…

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Umhlanga Reed Dance Eswatini 

2018 Umhlanga Reed Dance Dates Announced

The dates the biggest cultural event in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) have been announced and a hive of colourful activity will soon descend upon the country in the form of the festival known as ‘Umhlanga’ or Reed Dance. The Festival is set to start on the 28th of August, with the main day (Day 7) set to take place on Monday 3rd September. It will be on this day when the main ceremony occurs, with the dancing attended by the King signaling a public holiday in Eswatini. This ceremony is an…

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Swaziland tourism Eswatini 

Swaziland’s 50/50 Celebrations 2018

One of Africa’s last remaining monarchs, King Mswati III of Swaziland will be holding lavish celebrations in 2018 to mark his 50th birthday and celebrate Swaziland’s 50 years of independence. The official date is yet to be released but by the standards the 40/40 celebrations set in 2008, we can expect a party fit for a king! Thousands of warriors in leopard skin loincloths, carrying spears and cowhide shields were followed by tens of thousands of maidens into the stadium in Ezulwini, the Valley of Heaven and the royal heartland…

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Ngwenya Glass Eswatini Southern Africa 

SWAZILAND: Ngwenya Glass Celebrates 30 Years

It has been 30 years since the Prettejohn family came to Swaziland to resusitate the then defunct Ngwenya Glass Factory. Today Ngwenya Gass is still run by the Prettejohn family, employs over 70 people and supplies customers with its creations worldwide. For Ngwenya Glass ‘green’ is a way of life. Environmental considerations are integral to its production values. All products are made from 100% recycled glass, old engine and KFC oil is purchased, purified and used to fuel the furnace, effectively disposing of used oil. Old newspaper is used for…

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Swaziland Tourism Eswatini Southern Africa Tourism 

48 Hours in Swaziland

Sublime handicrafts, stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country, that are home to The Big Five – plenty to keep busy for 48 hours! As one of the few remaining Monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are deeply engrained in all aspects of Swazi life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

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