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November 2019

The hottest attractions in Eswatini this summer

By Activities, Eswatini, Wildlife

In case you haven’t heard, Lonely Planet has ranked our beautiful Kingdom fifth amongst the best in travel 2020 and we can’t stop patting ourselves on the back. It’s about time the world took notice of how stunning of a country the Tini is. From cruising past mountains that will command your attention to summiting Iconic boulders that will cause you to lose your breath. All the way to spectacular safari adventures that await right down to all the coffee shops and bistros in between. Eswatini is a gem waiting to be discovered and if we at the Mountain Inn have anything to do with it, you’ll be penning down this great little Kingdom on your festive agenda this summer. Starting with these four must-visit attractions. Ngwenya Glass Maybe it’s the photo booth of the same title as this blog post that has every tourist feeling the FOMO or maybe it’s the exclusive glassblowing experience or even the coffee shop that makes a great quick stop as you move into the heart of the country. Whatever it is, we appreciate it and totally recommend a shot’left. The complex is located in an awe-evoking indigenous garden and offers an unforgettable tour of the factory, gin tasting and an opportunity to shop one of a kind handmade and 100% recycled glassware. Malolotja Canopy Tour Dubbed as a once in a lifetime experience, the Malolotja capoy tour is what euphoria is made of. Unleash your inner adrenaline junkie with an exciting tour…

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Exploring Mantenga Craft & Lifestyle Centre

By Activities, Eswatini

Driving into the centre closely resembles an Indiana Jones moment of passing through groves of trees and into a jungle. This feeling doesn’t last long as the gravel driveway turns into a lot that sits across a wall with boldly painted text on it. This lot is a small dusty bay of stones and wilting jacaranda blossoms. The last traces of spring. The car crunches to a halt and all hands reach over to push doors open, stepping out into a cool summer night. Soft tunes from the outdoor eatery section as a guitarist sways mimicking Bholoja’s sound. The place is a perfect of three major restaurants, with Smoked meat from the smoke n grill, a taste of Italy from Pizza Vessuvio and the familiar clinking of glass against wine bottles as reds and sweet whites spill out from the wine boutique. Ferry lights and odd puppets hang from the big ol’ tree that towers over the courtyard. It’s a hubbub haven as chatty conversation and occasional laughs can be heard through the sizzling of a grill and the crackling of a stone oven. As shoes tread over rocks and old leaves, an eager waitress signals to an empty table and a menu from one of the restaurants is placed on the table. Its nights like this that make this centre one of the most refreshing summer hangout spots. Legends backpackers is only but a stone throw away and sits as a reminder of the towns inaugural green life festival…

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