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Mantenga Nature Reserve

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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Peace and quiet

We spent one night in Chalet nr 1. The chalets are hidden all along the riverbank and are very... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Canwehavemore
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Middelburg, South Africa
via mobile
Great Cultural Experience

We arrived and caught the end of a tour through the Swazi homestead. The tour guide happily took us... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
MissMarlys
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Manzini, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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"an eye opener"
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"cultural village"
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"swazi culture"
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"dance performance"
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"guided tour"
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"rock"
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"visitors"
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"customs"
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"falls"
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"restaurant"
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"singing"
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We spent one night in Chalet nr 1. The chalets are hidden all along the riverbank and are very quiet. The accomodation is old and a lot of chalets are in a bad state but I don't think they are being used. Our chalet had...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We arrived and caught the end of a tour through the Swazi homestead. The tour guide happily took us through the homestead from the beginning, despite having just finished the tour. He was very funny and the whole tour was great. He even took us...More

1  Thank MissMarlys
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

I took a group of visitors to see the Cultural centre in October 2017 , the last time I went was 2006, I have to say that the dancing was exhillerating and the tour of the cultural village was brilliant. Swazi culture is complex and...More

Thank 430tim
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect when visiting the cultural village, but I was pleasantly surprised! The dance performance and singing was easily the highlight of the experience. If you have the opportunity I think it's worth stopping by.

Thank Travis B
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had looked forward to our visit here, especially as we knew little about Swazi culture and for us, this was a chance to see life as it was in a traditional Swazi village. Sadly, this wasn't the case. We arrived around 4pm, so we...More

Thank MissHolders
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I had the chance to see the performance where local people made a demonstration of tradicional songs and dances. It was super interesting. Then they would explain their customs and traditions. And how was the life organized in a traditional village. After the show you...More

Thank Esteban_Esteban
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Lovely drive through the nature reserve. The cultural village experience was awesome. The dancing fantastic and the singing exceptional. I have been to another cultural village in KZN South Africa and they cannot be compared with the Swazi village as the Swazi village is streaks...More

1  Thank Lucyg444
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

At the gates of the village you are welcomed by authentic native people who are proud to show you their world. Native dancers show you their ancient moves, you can easy drink and eat at the local restaurant and the nature (including a waterfall) is...More

Thank pascalvanmelkebeke
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We came here on a Thursday morning and had an amazing experience. Entrance costs R100.00 per adult and includes the dance, village tour, and waterfall. We first visited the waterfall which was nice, and then went on to the dance. We didn't know what to...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The drive through the nature reserve gives an impression of what the area looks like and if you are lucky you may see nyala or other buck. The river and the mountain create a nice back drop and the appropriately named executioner's rock hovers above...More

Thank kdgarlipp
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