7.30 AM - 8.00 AM
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Pickup info

You will be meeting the guide in Manzini, the information is supplied in the accompanying  piece information. GPS  are as follows X31.538688    Y-26.792793

Visitors that are travelling in their own car can meet an appointed guide in the town of Manzini. He will accompany them to kaPhunga village. The roads to get to the village are very good and you do not need a 4X4 vehicle. A sedan car will easily negotiate the route. 

Booking notes

31 days cancellation 100% refund

30 days cancellation 75% refund

15 days cancellation 50% refund

3 days- 24hrs cancellation 0% refund

No refund due to bad weather cancellation

See the true culture of Swaziland, Eat and converse with real Swazi's.
For the travelers that have enough time in their holiday this is their place to come and relax for a day or two, you have been rushing in your holidays now it’s the time to come and stay with us. We offer a very traditional accommodation 'Swazi' style, but we are very comfortable, we also pride ourselves to be the only successful community tourism initiative based right within the rural community in Swaziland.

You will get the unique opportunity to sleep in the traditional hut and sit around the bonfire telling and also listen to other peoples stories, by that time you would looking forward to sleeping because the Swazi meal would have filled you up nicely.

  • Physicality: Low
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: Low
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 1 to 6 people
  • Pickup location: You will be meeting the guide in Manzini, the information is supplied in the accompanying  piece information. GPS  are as follows X31.538688    Y-26.792793

    Visitors that are travelling in their own car can meet an appointed guide in the town of Manzini. He will accompany them to kaPhunga village. The roads to get to the village are very good and you do not need a 4X4 vehicle. A sedan car will easily negotiate the route. 
  • Drop-off location: Same as the pick up location
  • Pickup time: (7.30 AM - 8.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (12.00 PM - 1.00 PM)

Itinerary

Get Met by your guide in Manzini-(Bobo) this possibility is only available when the guide is available but if we have not got a guide then you will have to make it to the village yourself with the directions that will get sent over to you.

Head down to Manzini market to have some traditional breakfast- but if your hotel offers bed and breakfast then you can have breakfast but leave some little room to sample the Swazi dish called Incwancwa at the market.
While we are sitting down at the Market we will use the same time to learn the local language (siSwati) which very similar to Zulu language. This will help you to get around the market and you will not be like typical tourist.


After the breakfast you can walk around the Market shopping for 1 hour. This market is very cheap lots of items are easy to carry. It’s not only for tourist but there is also lots of local people who are coming to buy in bulks to sell in South Africa. This market is very lively every Wednesdays and Thursdays of every end month.


We then head out of town direction of the village- south west to kaPhunga village which is 55 km away from Manzini. This a 1 hour trip since part of the road gravel but drivable even with a smaller car.


Arrive in the village - stretch your legs and then go sit down in the granny’s hut to have a discussion about the Swazi culture and the tradition. This is where you will have a good understanding of the Swazi people, and all you questions will be answered. its always advisable to have a an open mind when it comes discussions of different cultures- since we believe that there is not right and wrong.


Lunch- Our lunch at this time will be Swazi meal with beans and mealies pap and BBQ but if you are not taking meat you should advise us in time, but usually there is enough even for the vegetarians.- But for those who are staying the Night we will prepare some healthy salads and main meals will be for the evening.

This moment is the moment to test your language skills when we go to say hello to the family next to our home. All our guest are encouraged to ask questions via the guide bear in mind that the local people speak little or no English at all, but they are always happy to try.
You can stay as long as you like with the family and hang out with the kids since they speak English.
After this you will go for a nice gently hike over the hills and discover the village and possible meet other villagers but this will help you understand the village better via the explanation of the guide.
This hike will be very short 1 hour both ways.

But as you get back it will be time for seeing the sunset which is not too far from our house about 10 minutes walk.

When you get back you will find a hot cup of tea waiting for you,and those who would like to help prepare  local dishes they can do so at this time.

As the night falls we will be sitting around the fire and enjoying the warmth.

Dinner will be serve and you will enjoy the typical Swazi meal which is accompanied by a BBQ either for chicken or cow. There is always enough for non meat eaters as well but its advisable to let Myxo know in advance. If you don't mind missing out on the night time stories you can head off to bed to your comfortable beehive hut and we will see you in the morning at 7;30 am just in time for breakfast.

After breakfast we either go to the preschool or the primary school  and see the kids , for those who are teachers they can share something with the kids such as about where they come from and show them postcards and picutres of snow.

Our Guest can stay as long as they want in the school we do not have time to leave the next day.

Please note that the itinerary does not have to be followed as it is,sometimes it may not even possible to do everything becuase of time, or because of other other excitting events in the village- Also note that the village can be very quite or very peaceful for other travellers  during other times of the year.

Cancellation Policy

31days cancellation before arrival 100% refund

30 days cancellation before arrival 75% refund

15 days cancellation before arrival 50% refund

3 days -24 hrs cancellation before arrival 0% refund

No refunds for bad weather

Children policy

0- 6years are free

6 years - 12 years are half the price

12 years upwards are full price

Participant Guidelines

We really encourage our guest to stick to the following
• to ask when taking photos of people
• to always be able to say "no" since we don't advise our guests to be giving things with out carefully thinking
• Ladies to wear skirts (long below knee length)
• not to give chocolate
• To try speaking the local language to Swazi people this makes your stay much more fun.
• If you want to help any child or any one let us know we will help you

 

Other Disclosures

All our ladies guest should bring long skirts to wear while they are in the village, this is for respect purposes.

Men should also be aware of the reserved nature of the local people and should wear shirts at all times