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The quaint rural town of Malkerns, Swaziland, nestles in a picturesque valley setting enveloped by rolling hills, sugar cane and pineapple plantations, and is truly a peaceful place to unwind within a spectacular natural environment.
Whilst discovering the riches of Malkerns stay at the abounding accommodation options each with its own character and ambiance. There are lovely bed and breakfasts, beautiful chalet and cottages on guest farms and marvellous backpackers lodge, all within breathtaking scenic surroundings. Malkerns is an artist’s haven boasting a variety of craft centres selling hand-made crafts and curios. Noteworthy to explore and a popular gathering spot is the fantastic Malandela's Homestead housing a craft shop, lively bar serving British beer on tap, a splendid restaurant as well as a theatre and internet café. Not to be missed is the interesting Swazi Candles Factory where stunning candles are moulded by hand and decorated in the most exquisite colours and shapes.
Malkerns is a nature lover’s paradise as there are numerous game parks and reserves to explore in the area. View the Big Five at Hlane Royal National Park, hike, horse ride and mountain bike at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or the adrenalin seeker can partake in thrilling white-water rafting on the Usutu River. Discover the rich bird life on nature walks, spend quiet time alone fly-fishing, or have a lovely family picnic at a nearby waterfall. Malkerns is a striking town where you will be dazzled by the array of distinctive Swazi art forms, by the people’s warmth and welcoming atmosphere, a place all wrapped up in the arms of Mother Nature’s astounding natural beauty.