Mbabane Market
Mbabane Market
3.5

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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This market is just a couple of hundred meters away from Mbabane bus rank. It provides a sharp contrast to the nearby modern shopping complex that increasingly look the same all over Southern Africa. The more conventional market consists of several halls. Each section of the market has its specialism. I found the traditional medicine hall the most interesting. But of course the vegetable and fruit sections and handicrafts hall are wonderful as well.

There is a small restaurant area where you can get simple meals prepared with care. Prices are around 25 Rand per meal.

Prices at the market are generally much lower than in the modern shops
I would skip the garment stalls with second hand low quality goods.
Written 13 February 2022
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shiraziwine
Shiraz, Iran1 548 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
we visited the market as the only market in our itinerary. we started with the craft market which was full of different handmade stuff. we also bout a souvenir
then we went to spice market and fruit market, it was really nice.
but i think the main point of interest in such places is not the market or it`s stuff, mostly is nice and enjoyable when you speak with ladies who work there, there are full with positive energy, kindness and charm. also with talking to them you learn more of their country.
Written 25 November 2018
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Highroads Traveler
Philadelphia, PA947 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Everyone loves an outdoor market and if you’re in downtown Mbabane, you’ll want to stop here for your take home souvenir... you’ll see some other backpacker types, but not that many! Pretty cool. There are a few nice little places to eat as you head out of the small city to the resort areas in the hills.. and when you’ve finished with this market, hit the nearby arts and crafts market! Then you can check Swaziland - now Eswatini - off the list!
Written 27 October 2019
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Oasis of Hope
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)200 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
As much as I am a local, this is sub standard. It just needs a reconstruction fit for both a capital city and a tourist place. Parking is sometimes a pain in the neck and honestly there is nothing much to see let alone to buy, anyway.
Written 8 March 2017
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Nosipho N
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Lots of curios to choose from, friendly vendors and the right place to get gifts and handmade beaded jewelry. Its where the locals shop to.
Written 20 June 2018
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Jordisolaris
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Business
City council should spend money to bring this place 21 century, looks like still on the 17 century. fruit and veg shops outside are shags made out wood and plastic covers. inside is dark and dirty very chaotic.
Written 9 November 2017
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1 047 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Whilst this sort of market is acceptable in Africa, its appearance does not attract nor foster confidence. Items are varied but the same is offered all over Swaziland. Quality doubtful.
Written 11 May 2017
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James Black
Eastbourne, UK479 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This place has always been a "must visit" on any trip to Swazi. There are an incredible array of crafts on show form soapstone figurines of every description through to intricately woven textiles and kitchen ware, masks and general curios. It can be a little hectic and intimidating for the uninitiated but with a winning smile and polite conversation you'll soon fill your car with real quiality African bargains to treasure.
Written 7 September 2016
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Craig K
Delta, Canada189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Family
So many things to see and wonderful opportunities to visit with the local people. Great deals if you enjoy bartering.
Written 10 August 2016
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Old S
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The traditional markets are a great place to get chatting to the locals. The traditional materials are still being used to create innovative designs to appeal to both international and local markets. Beautiful jewelry made by the local women has been used as traditional cultural dress and here it lines the stalls. With a big hunting culture, spears and shields of animal hide are on sale also.
Written 15 November 2015
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