27 August 2012 – 03 September 2012
The Umhlanga Reed Dance dates for this year have been announced. This cultural explosion will take place from the 27th of August to its culmination on 3rd of September 2012 at Ludzidzini Royal Residence in Lobamba.
The week long annual event takes place at the end of August or beginning of September. Over 40 000 young unmarried and childless maidens pay homage to Her Majesty INdlovukazi, the Queen Mother by cutting and presenting her with reed used to make windbreakers emaguma for her homestead.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, located 5 km from Ludzidzini Royal Residence is the best base to experience this colourful traditional ceremony. Mlilwane has accommodation to suit every price point from backpacker accommodation at Sondzela, to Mlilwane’s traditional Swazi beehive accommodation and self-catering cottages, as well the upmarket Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge. If you’re a camper Sondzela Backpackers and Mlilwane’s Rest Camp both offer camping grounds with spectacular views.
For more information and to book, contact us here.