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In The Area: Ngwenya Glass Factory

Amongst the mountains that encircle the tiny African Kingdom of Swaziland is one that resembles a basking crocodile. At its summit is the world’s most ancient iron ore mine, dating back 43 000 years and at its foot is the remote village – NGWENYA- (Siswati name for “crocodile”). Here a small group of Swazi craftsmen and women – with age old artistry – breath life into enchanting interpretations of the animals and birds of Africa, imbuing each with its own irresistible personality. Witness first-hand the magical art of glassblowing from an overhead balcony. Each item handmade from 100 % recycled glass! Browse around the adjoining showroom which is well stocked and purchase your little memento of a truly African Kingdom.

Tel: 0865305452

Website: www.ngwenyaglass.co.sz

The total distance from Lavumisa to Ngwenya is 168km’s.  From Lavumisa you follow the signs to Big Bend then onto Manzini.  Go straight through Manzini on the highway to Mbabane.  Stay on the highway which bypasses Mbabane city centre.  Follow the signs to Ngwenya/Oshoek border post.  Then take the off ramp exit number 3 which says “Ngwenya village/old Ngwenya mine.  Turn right at the stop sign go under the bridge and follow the signs to Ngwenya Glass.