Sacred Swaziland in images

Posted on 10 May 2017

There are many reasons why I love road trips and top of these reasons is that I often find myself mesmerised at how much Africa has to offer. I have always been fascinated by the history of Swaziland and on this road trip, the sovereign state proved to be magical.

A road trip from Pretoria to Swaziland with Getaway’s Deputy Editor, Tyson Jopson for the May issue, affirmed my love for the culture and heritage of Africa. The drive along the protected areas made me feel like a child again, as I sat at the back of the car, to get a better view. We took on the Hhohho region in Swaziland and this is what we uncovered.


Swaziland's Sibebe Premium Lager.

Swaziland’s Sibebe Premium Lager.


The magnificent mountain scenery of Gobolondlo Mountain. Taken by Tyson Jopson

The magnificent mountain scenery of Gobolondo Mountain. Taken by Tyson Jopson


The tale of a grieving maiden who cried after her Swazi warrior died, with her tears filling up the Phophonyane Falls; tackling a few giant rocks alongside Maguga Dam. By Tyson Jopson


Swaziland impala in their glory.


The Malolotja self-catering cabins, set in the tranquil bushveld. Image by Tyson Jospon

The Malolotja cabins, set in the tranquil bushveld. Image by Tyson Jospon


Unique batik items and basketry with King Swati's face is imprinted on most of the Swazi prints. Image by Tyson Jopson

Unique batik items and basketry. Image by Tyson Jopson


Views of the Phophonyane Falls; The Peak Fine Craft Centre in Piggs Peak started off as a community project.


Read more from this story in the May 2017 issue of Getaway magazine.

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