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Mbabane Things to Do

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    by tpk2 Written Dec 16, 2006

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    Located at the banks of the Mbabane River at the center of Mbabne, the Swazi Market is a place worth visiting. The marketplace has stalls selling handicrafts, fruits and vegetables and is interesting to wander around even if you are not planning to buy anything.

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  • Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge

    Mbabane, Swaziland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Mountain Inn

    Princess Drive

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Royal Swazisun Hotel

    Ezulwini Rd Mbabne Mbabane, Mbabane, SZ

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Legends Backpacker Lodge

    Opposite Mantenga Craft Centre, Mantenga Falls Road, Ezulwini, Mbabane, Swaziland

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Hawane Resort

    Piggs Peak Road, 9 km north of Motshane on the Pigg's Peak Rd, Mbabane, H201, Swaziland

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Mbabane Restaurants

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    by glabah Written May 20, 2007

    The place is decorated in a southwestern USA theme, and the cactus and landscape paintings on the walls are reminiscent of something you might see in the background of a Roadrunner & While E Coyote cartoon.

    There is pizza, burgers, softdrinks, and breakfast available here.

    It's definitely not an ethnic African restaurant, but I would imagine that African locals seeking a bit of American food like they see in the movies would find this place an exotic destination of sorts.

    While this is not a good restaurant for those seeking something that is local and ethnic, it is a good place for those who want something reasonably quick.

    Restrooms are available, but they are outside the restaurant and down the hallway into the hotel next door to the restaurant. You need to ask directions on how to get there. (I had to ask twice, once from a restaurant employee and once from the hotel lobby clerk.)

    Favorite Dish: The food seems reasonably well prepared and not something that is likely to produce illness. If you are an American and are feeling somewhat homesick I suppose that the food here does give your tastebuds a bit of encouragement from home, as the taste is pretty much genuine USA.

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Mbabane Shopping

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    by tpk2 Written Dec 15, 2006

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    You'll find anything from groceries to clothes and home appliances from Swazi Plaza. It's one of the three shopping centers in the capital.

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    by Beefy_SAFC Written Oct 24, 2004

    Mbabane is the capital of Swaziland and let's face it, it's never going to win any beauty awards. Right, now for the ironies...

    Firstly, the conifers, Swaziland has a strange obsession with them. Congratulations to Swaziland for planting huge numbers of them everywhere in an effort to earn themselves some money. Not the poorest country in Africa, but Swaziland like other countries has to juggle the needs of it's people (and hence the need for revenue) against the needs of conservation - guess which loses.

    Secondly, like many places on main tourist routes, you get your souvenir stalls. And what a range of goods here - carved giraffes, rhinos, lions, elephants, native African faces, bowls, Ganj...

    ...Ganj??? Yup, two lads were offered the stuff, said no and made exit right. I'm not saying where in Swaziland - a real mugs game drugs.

    What to pay: Haggling for the souvenirs will only get you approximately 20% of first price - Swaziland is a hard place to haggle. That is despite me seriously turning on the charm with some of the women selling the souvenirs.

    Swaziland - Mbabane
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    by georeiser Updated Dec 2, 2008

    Favorite thing: Swasiland is a Kingdom, and you will be reminded about that everywhere you go. "Happy birthday your Majesty", "We love the King", and so on...

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