Get to know the real Swaziland

A traveller's guide to Swaziland

This new edition of the Traveller's guide to Swaziland caters to those who want to go deeper and learn more about Swaziland. Bob Forrester, Swazi Archaeologist and author of the guide paints a rich picture of Swazi history, culture, politics and Archaeology while maintaining an impartial attitude. The travel guide includes the standard accommodations and restaurants but its key asset is the new part of various local attractions directly benefitting poor rural Swazi. In close cooperation with host families the guide leads interested travellers to rock paintings that will be explained by Swazi whose Great-grandfathers painted these rocks. The guide also describes several possibilities where and how to spend a night with a local family, sleeping in a round hut and enjoying a supper cooked at an open fire. The guide also proposes several hiking tours and other sport-activities. Each of these projects are devised by rural Swazi and will help to increase their income and allow tourists as well as Swazi to get to know each other better. The guide will be available by the end of 2009 and can be bought in Swaziland or ordered from sahee.
Only thanks to sahee's support it has been possible to re-edit this traveler's guide and include a focus to poor Swazi.
The income generated by teh sale of the travel guides will make the project sustainable: it will help to keep all information up to date and enables the editors to finance printing costs for new editions.

Project site

Swaziland (Map)


All Swazi with offers and attractions for visitors.

Project costs and assistance by sahee

The entire project costs are CHF 8’000.–. The project is fully financed by sahee.

CHF 8.000.- Sahee gave the initiative for a new edition of this traveller's guide, thus supporting sustainable small-scale and low-cost development of the countryside for visitors. Financial support for printing costs The writing is done on a voluntary base. The income from sales will be used for new edition, thus keeping the guide up to date in the future. Comments on final draft.

Duration of assistance

1st of January 2009 to 31st of October 2009

Local counterpart

Bob Forrester, Swazi Author and Archaeologist

Project site


Swaziland Guide intro.pdf

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Project overview

Visitors to the annual Reed dance


Nsangwini Rock painting