Tag Archive: Swaziland

Well now that we leave Southern Africa soon Muni & Molly’s Southern African Oscars are now published.

The categories are : (drum roll please)…

1. Best Hotel : The Gecko Lounge, Malawi
2. Worst Hotel : Pensão Leeta, Mocimboa da Praia, Mozambique

3. Best Meal : La Colombe, Constainia, Cape Town – by far
4. Worst Meal : Hotel Palma, Palma, Mozambique

5. Best Transport : Zambia
6. Worst Transport : Namibia

7. Friendliest People : Malawi
8. Not so Friendly People : Namibia

9. Best Value : Mozambique
10. Worst Value : Malawi

And last but by no means least…

11. Best Beer : 1 Litre Frosted Glass Hansa Draught – Namibia with Maluti a very close second – Lesotho
12. Worst Beer : Laurentina Stout – dire!

And the most coveted award for biggest tosser goes to….

The fat, Afrikaner, make-up put on with a cement mixer, hair-do like a bulldog’s arse, manager of the Cat Nap Guest House in Springbok for her inability to take a booking 3 whole weeks in advance. Moan about the check in time, lie about her presence prior to us checking in and then only say that we had booked one night when two were requested. I hope you catch the clap from a toilet seat and you choke on some worm infested biltong.



So, here I am again trying to talk about a country that we only spent a few days in. And to be honest, Swaziland isn’t really famous for anything apart from a polygamist king who likes to spend lots of money. People laughed when they heard of us going to Swaziland. Seemingly to spend more that an afternoon there was uncalled for. Regardless we ploughed on.

We arrived and left in dampness and smothered in cloud so the road down into and leaving the Ezulwini Valley wasn’t as spectacular as expected. After some bobbing about we eventually settled into a B&B run by some Spanish folks. The next day we went to the national museum which was fairly sparse. It did, however, have the old king’s cars which I found interesting. After that the artisan village with its usual cheap African carvings and various animal shaped candles.

Both of us were delighted to find a fine silver smith that made jewellery in house. The quality the best I’ve seen since Mali. Delighted I bought a sterling silver ring made with Giraffe hair and design. Molly a Giraffe hair bracelet. We also ended up in a place called the House of Fire. A strangely arty venue with a very Gaudi feel. We liked it.

I found Swaziland more “African” that we have seen over the last few months. It’s people are very welcoming, friendly and giggle a lot which is nice. We’ve kinda missed “Black Africa” and this was just the dose we needed. Would I go back? No. There’s nothing there!

The picture below is only one of three that we have of Swaziland!