Epic 5 Day eSwatini Adventure Road Trip Itinerary

Discover Eswatini on this Road Trip Journey

Epic 5 Day eSwatini Adventure Road Trip Itinerary

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Eswatini

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5 days

670 km

  • Drive from Johannesburg to eSwatini
  • Experience the remarkable local culture of Matenga Nature Reserve and Swazi Cultural Village
  • See the Bushfire Music Festival at the House on Fire, a cultural site and performance space
  • Enter Hlane National Park and see different species of wildlife, such as giraffes, impalas, zebras, and much more
  • See the endless rows of sugarcane plantations at the eSwatini Sugarcane Museum in Tabankulu
  • Go to the Mbuluzi Game Reserve and experience the beautiful Mbuluzi River and the Lubombo mountain range
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Nellie Huang - WildJunket Nellie HuangSingapore FlagSingapore

I'm an adventure travel blogger, book author, and new mum. After reaching the milestone of visiting 100 countries in 2015, I decided to make it my mission to travel to every country in the world. My quest to travel to every country in the world isn’t simply a stamp collection hobby. It’s become a challenge of sorts.

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Road Trip Itinerary

Activities Kms Stay
Day 1 Drive from Johannesburg and cross the Oshoek/Ngwenya border to Malolotja Nature Reserve. Make a stop at the Ngwenya Glass Factory, where you can see workers create beautiful African animal figures from recycled glass. Explore the Malolotja Nature Reserve's wilderness area with hiking trails and various species of birds and antelope. Stay one night at Hawane Resort. 366 Hawane Resort
Day 2 Drive from Malolotja Nature Reserve to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Find all sorts of museums, government buildings, and craft markets in the town of Lobamba in Ezulwini Valley, the historical and royal heart of eSwatini. See traditional beehive huts, Sibhaca dance performances, and other local cultural aspects in Matenga Nature Reserve and Swazi Cultural Village. Stop at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to take part in multiple activities, such as horseriding and small game safaris. Hike up to Execution Rock to watch the sunset. Stay one night at Mlilwane NR Campsite. 50 Mlilwane NR Campsite
Day 3 Drive from Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Hlane National Park. Travel to the Malandela Complex, where you can experience the Bushfire Music Festival at the House on Fire, a cultural site and performance space. Enter Hlane National Park and see different species of wildlife, such as giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, zebras, and more while on a game drive. Stay one night at Ndlovu Camp. 94 Ndlovu Camp
Day 4 Drive from Hlane National Park to Mbuluzi Game Reserve. See the endless rows of sugarcane plantations at the eSwatini Sugarcane Museum in Tabankulu. Go to the Mbuluzi Game Reserve and experience the beautiful Mbuluzi River, Lubombo mountain range, and all sorts of wildlife. Stay one night at Imfihlo Lodge. 18 Imfihlo Lodge
Day 5 Drive from Mbuluzi Game Reserve to the Golela/Lavumisa border post into the Kwazulu-Natal province of South Africa, where your journey ends. 144 Golela/Lavumisa border post

Photo Gallery

Hlane National Park - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Malandela Complex - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Mlilwane Camp - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Ngwenya Glass - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Swazi Cultural Village Sibhaca Dance - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Hlane National Park - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Malandela Complex - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Mlilwane Camp - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Ngwenya Glass - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)
Swazi Cultural Village Sibhaca Dance - Photo Credits - Wild Junket (Nellie)

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