This 8 night self-drive itinerary suggestion showcases the best of Swaziland for those with an adventurous spirit. Hike the Gobolondo Mountain Ridge trail at Phophonyane Falls with amazing views over the Makhonjwa Mountains and glide through the forest canopy in Malolotja Nature Reserve. Explore the craft markets and cultural scene in the friendly Malkerns Valley and test your nerve with a white water trip on the wild Usutu River. End at Mkhaya National Park in the lowveld, tracking endangered black rhino.


  • Enjoy stunning mountain scenery, good roads and the innate friendliness of the Swazi people
  • Community homestead walks, superb hikes, guided 4×4 drives and rock art at Phophonyane Falls
  • Hike Southern Africa’s finest trails and get a birds-eye-view of tree tops and towering cliff-faces ziplining through the Sihlotswane Gorge at Malolotja Nature Reserve
  • Visit the craft markets and cultural village in Ezulwini, then brave Grade 5 rapids in a two –man raft on the Usutu
  • Intimate game encounters with 4 of the Big 5 at Mkhaya


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  • WHERE Swaziland
  • WHEN All year round
  • WHO Couples, Friends, Families
  • PRICE (INC FLIGHTS) From £3335 pp

This tailor-made itinerary idea is just a sample of what is possible, which is why we only have a guide price, which is based on travel in low-season. Contact us for a version of this itinerary which has been tailored to your own dates, budget and interests.


  • International flights from London
  • Accommodation as shown in the itinerary
  • Meals as shown in the itinerary
  • Canopy Zip line tour
  • Half day white water rafting excursion
  • All activities at Mkhaya National Park
  • Car hire in a compact size vehicle with unlimited mileage


  • National Park fees
  • All other suggested activities
  • Petrol
  • One-way car drop fees, if applicable
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas