Swaziland Shopping

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Swaziland Shopping

  • Local souvenir

    Swaziland as a small nation kingdom, does well in its mass production of random products and is the place for handicraftsThere were several shop along the way. And has selection of colourful souvenirsThe handicraft I like the most were the clay, it's available in any form and you can use it in any purpose at homeThese handicrafts are made by women...

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  • Beads & Embroidery

    Amarasti provides employment opportunities for rural and peri-urban women in Swaziland.Many of the women working for Amarasti are "gogos" or grannies who, with the Aids crisis, are responsible for providing and assistign in the raising and educating of their orphaned grandchildren.The women come in to fetch their work on a weekly basis.The work is...

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  • Handcrafts

    Bright and colourful.The home accessories combine traditional skills with high-end design and are hand woven from sustainable natural fibres.Home-based work has been created for over 700 rural women, allowing them to sustain traditional values and care for their children and dependents.Gone Rural is a non-profit company; Gone Rural Bomake, that...

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  • Light from Africa

    Swazi Candles is a world famous candle factory and a must see.Not only is there a stunning variety of thousands of candles on display in the factory but vistors are welcome to watch the candle making process in the adjoining workshops.The staff are friendly and are eager to show off their skills and happy to answer questions.The candles are...

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  • Bold colours at Baobab Batik

    A small group of Swazi ladies started making batiks in the garage of the founder Baobab Batik - Els Hooft in 1989. Today, Baobak Batik has 30 members and a wonderful workshop/factory called Under African Skies as well as a small shop at Malandela's and this new shop at Swazi Candles.The batiks have become well known for their bold colours and...

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  • Mohair

    Rosecraft is tucked into the Makhungutsha mountain range.The mountaintop workshop and showroom luxuriate in unique, hand-woven, high quality products.Watch the traditional spinning, dying and weaving methods that provide work to many rural women. Mohiar runners, cushion covers and small carpets. Quite expensive - trading to the many tourists.

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  • Shopping

    Shopping in Swaziland can be very practical as usually it is even cheaper then South Africa, there are some side roads stands or shops where you can stop for a break and do some shopping. Anything you buy can really help their economy.Also in the Nature Reserves there are some souvenirs shops where you can buy some items as this one in Malolotja...

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  • Swazi Glass

    Amongst the mountains that encircle the tiny African Kingdom of Swaziland is one that resembles a basking crocodile. At its summit is the world's most ancient iron ore mine, dating back 43 000 years and at its foot is the remote village - NGWENYA - (Siswati name for "crocodile"). Here a small group of Swazi craftsmen and women - with age old...

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  • Hand Made Candles

    Swazi Candles, situated in the Malkerns Valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland, has been producing fine handmade candles since 1981.

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  • The most amazing candles ever !

    Swazi Candles is a candle making store where you can watch candles being made by local craftspeople and buy candles and candle holders. Theres also a really nice cafe attached. The candles come in all shapes and sizes and the staff are really helpful and will wrap everything up well for transportation back home. We enjoyed our first visit so much...

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  • Spectacular candles

    handmade candles - very colorful and creative. Many different designs and sizes to choose from - elephants, giraffes, people, turtles, stars - just about everything! They would make awesome gifts and home furnishings. Anywhere from 20-100+ emalengenis (Swazi currency). They are a little expensive but well worth it.

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  • get some change

    It doesn´t matter what you buy, but when you pay in SA Rand you get change in Elangeni. You can pay with the SA Rand in entire Swaziland, the otherway around is not possible so just make sure you spend all your Elangeni banknotes in Swaziland. The coins of Swaziland are very nice to have as a souvenir.

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  • Mbabane Market

    While in Mbabane, we had a relatively quick look around the local market where various African trinkets and curios are on sale. It was interesting to have a look at the offerings but, we did not buy very many things as I recall (shopping is not one of my strong points!). It varies, bargain with the vendors.

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  • batik

    We stumbled on this little batik factory (run by a Dutch woman). Batik is very common in Africa but it did come from Indonesia, although the patterns are much less intricate than in Indonesia. We bought some cushion covers for the new couch. Except we haven't got the new couch yet, because we went to South Africa! Cushion covers, t-shirts,...

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