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Traditional Swazi Craft Markets

Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)
268 416 5000
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Emaswati and their creative minds

If you want to buy curios and gifts to your loved ones, this is the only place to visit.... There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
StanleyMthembu
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Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)
A friendly market

The day we stopped here it was pouring rain. There is a covered area where you can walk from stall... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
nathan6366
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Swaziland has a rich history, and provides a myriad of activities to suit each individual preference. But there is so much more to explore! Shops such as Traditional Swazi Craft Markets will definitely appeal to all. There are two traditional Swazi craft markets close by - one at the Royal Swazi Sun's entrance, and another along the main road, next to the Ezulwini Sun.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“negotiate” (4 reviews)
“variety” (6 reviews)
“stock” (2 reviews)
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Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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268 416 5000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to buy curios and gifts to your loved ones, this is the only place to visit.... There are so many kinds of crafts that are made from all kinds of materials, mostly from recycled plastics,glass, papers and wood.

Thank StanleyMthembu
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The day we stopped here it was pouring rain. There is a covered area where you can walk from stall to stall. Not every stall was open but that was ok. I found the people here friendly but not pushy. There are a lot of...More

1  Thank nathan6366
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This is the real deal! This place looks exactly like the photo so be prepared for an authentic Swazi craft market run solely by local hard-working people who bead their necklaces and earrings by hand using teeny, tiny brightly coloured beads. Be prepared to bargain...More

1  Thank Judith Lee S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Do not forget to visit this local market to find some precious African souvenirs. Bad indicated ! That is a bit the problem with this market. You find it by regarding the chinese pavillon near the big road. 100 th of little shops. People try...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great little market to stock up on great African arts and crafts. The mamas are friendly not pushy and willing to negotiate. Worth a quick stop. Support the little guys...

1  Thank Constant N
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

There are a few "categories" of stuff you can find here, arts & crafts, decorative pieces, kitchen utensils, etc. But most of the shops have the same things. Negotiating the price on anything is a big thing here.

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

Whilst this type of appearance may have been acceptable 20 years ago, the local tourism industry should do something about the appearance of these markets. The stock is repetitive and prices fixed. These markets are for foreigners who want something from Africa. The dresses were...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Put a nice coffee shop there and may be people will flog there. At the moment is dead. Place does not seem to follow any organization or maintenance plan. Is a shame cause is in a nice area in Ezulwini

Thank Jordisolaris
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The place is attractive in that there are so many wares. It has a parking bay for visitors. There are a variety of hand crafts there. I liked almost everything there. Visitors can bring with them cameras and other stuff they wish to bring. One...More

1  Thank sibusisoshiba
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went there just to see what's was going on. There is a big area of stalls from which the sell mostly all the same stuff you will find everywhere in Swaziland.

3  Thank Erik v
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