Forget Summer, spring is the new cool. Take a look at these five great reasons that will make you want to book the next shuttle or flight out to Eswatini.
Winter can get very gloomy and nothing can be more unexciting than weather that makes you just want to stay in all day. The arrival of the new season offers a much warmer relief from the long and dreary winter; in turn inspiring much outdoorsy adventures. Eswatini looks lovely in the spring season and it might just be the perfect time to get out and about before the scorching summer heat kicks in.
Spring time also welcomes in the country’s second most iconic traditional festival; the Umhlanga reed dance which is a spectacular event of song, dance and upheld heritage. The reed dance is a must-see for anyone visiting the kingdom and this year’s festival main day will be on the 2nd of September. See Swazi maidens clad in beautiful colors and celebrating their culture.
Now that the sun is up and the mornings aren’t too ridiculously cold for us to struggle out of bed, hiking is high up on the Spring activity agenda. Trek through gorgeous scenery with new wildflowers in bloom and the green returning to the grass. Pick between a number of great places too, from the ancient Emlembe peak, to Execution rock and even the legendary Sibebe. Go off road and discover Eswatini. Create new memories.
Does it get any better than a nice warm day, blanket out and enjoying a great picnic against the backdrop of a gorgeous view or hearing the distant calls of a kingfisher in the background? I don’t believe so. If picnics are your kind of party, you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the great and scenic places around Eswatini that would be perfect for one. Why not try Mlilwane, or Hlane Royal Park? There’s also Mlalwula Nature reserve and Malolotja too.
African styled barbeques
On this side of the world we call them braais and there’s no perfect season than spring to get the grill out and the vibe going. For visitors to the country who look forward to having an authentic shisanyama experience, Eswatini is dotted with cool car wash spots and barbeque restaurants. Try Solanis for a taste of Mbabane or swing by the smoke and Grill at the Mantenga lifestyle center for their delicious umgcwembe. (A bowl of meat)