The country has changed its name (decision of the absolute monarch) from Swaziland to eSwatini.
The candle factory is still called Swazi Candles though, and any tour or cabbie should know how to get there. Fascinating watching the candlemaking process, all done by hand by eSwatini artisans. You can find candles in the form of African animals of all kinds, as well as column-type candles decorated with animal skin patterns (zebra, giraffe, leopard, etc.) in every shape and size. Prices are very reasonable for a hand craft. Since unemployment in eSwatini is over 40%, this little factory provides jobs and income for a number of citizens. The factory also now makes soaps in the same designs. In addition to the candles, there is a fine batik shop, and general African souvenir shop, and snack bar (bathrooms too) and an adjacent open air craft market specializing in banners and carved animals and human figures; many with the artists demonstrating their techniques.
Manufacturer of fine hand made candles, candle furniture and natural soaps. For over thirty years Swazi Candles has been creating beautiful hand made candles and soaps to delight the senses. For over thirty years Swazi Candles has been spreading light from the Heart of Swaziland across the World.Creating exquisite hand crafted candles in a vibrant array of colors and designs. Founded in 1982 in a barn in the beautiful Malkerns valley, the little workshop has now grown into one of Swaziland's premier tourist destination. The Candles are world famous and are exported all over the planet. Swazi Candles was the first company in Swaziland to join The World Fair Trade Organization and is also a founding member of Swaziland Fair Trade.