I lived in Cape Town for a year with my husband and child. Before leaving this beautiful city in South Africa, we travelled for two weeks in the stunning province of Kwazulu-Natal. We had planned to come back to Johannesburg for our international flight, but curiosity got the better of us and we decided to end our trip with a one-day visit to a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa still unknown by many travellers: Swaziland.

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When I arrived in Swaziland, I was immediately seduced by the thousands of surrounding green hills and all the beautiful scenic roads. It’s a place where nature is preserved, local people are warm and the arts are of enormous quality and importance. Needless to say, I loved it!


And of course, Swaziland is the land of the light, with amazing sunsets that I had the fortune to witness while driving along one of those scenic roads to the lodge where I spent my only night there. I only hope that one day I return.

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Marlène is a French globe trotter who is passionate about travelling, wildlife and the African continent. With 10 years’ experience in the tourism industry, she has travelled all around the world –particularly throughout Namibia and South Africa, where she used to live. She shares her travel experiences on her blog, La Girafe qui vole; plus you can also keep up with her on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.