Myxo picked up us at Ponta do Ouro, in Mozambique. After an adventurous, but at the same time very funny, trip through sandy roads in Mozambique, and two border controls, we arrived Swaziland, for our stay at the swazi village.
From the meals carefully cooked by Bobo, to the Swazi culture lessons of Myxo, the stay at the grass hut, the hiking in the surroundings, the visits to the kindergarten and school, and the astonishing views at around 900 m height, everything was unique and unforgettable.
A lovely immersion in true Swaziland. Not to miss. At all.
At the end, we still crossed the Ezulwini valley on our way to Kruger Park, always with Myxo.
I owe a special thank to Myxo for his availability and patience while exchanging dozens of emails with me to plan everything.
| Swazi Hut 1
| stayed in 7/2017
This was quite a unique experience for both my boyfriend and me. Myxo picked us up at Johannesburg airport and we drove to the village stopping at different locations on the way. We had a lot of time to talk and learnt so much about the Swazi culture which is quite distinct. We are not the type of travellers that look for the comforts of a hotel room, but more eager to learn something about the places we visit and the people we encounter. And this experience certainly provided plenty of it. Sleeping in the hut, going to the “bathroom” in the middle of the night night (which was in another little hut, lit by a candle) duly escorted by boyfriend, cooking around the fire in the kitchen-hut was quite unique and surely we can’t think anywhere else where we could have experienced it. We had the opportunity to interact with a lot of local Swazis of all ages. The beautiful walk next morning with a visit to the neighbouring village, meeting the big family of the village, and going to the church service (where an absolutely fantastic performance took place, a “trance” type of dance that took several minutes, followed by a sit down Christian mass!). None of this could have been experienced otherwise, without the scheme Myxo had in place. For all of that, I’d recommend it as a very exceptional experience. I thought this was a totally “non-touristy” deal – as often certain attractions can be. Great memories to keep.
| Swazi Hut 1
| stayed in 5/2015