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Lobamba Destination Guide

Touring Lobamba in Swaziland

Lobamba in the region of Hhohho with its 4,557 citizens is located in Swaziland - some 11 mi or ( 18 km ) South of Mbabane , the country's capital city .

Interactive map of Lobamba

Time in Lobamba is now 12:00 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Mbabane " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Maseru, Usutu, Skombeni, Siteki, and Piggs Peak. Being here already, consider visiting Maseru . We collected some hobby film on the internet . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Check out our recommendations for Lobamba ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Umhlanga 2009 Reed Dance Swaziland.avi

2:03 min by Vladimir Fedin
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Reed Dance Ceremony 2009 in Swaziland ..

Reed Dance - 2011

5:10 min by Eurico Dzivane
Views: 55367 Rating: 4.26

First day, first part of Reed (umhlanga, in seSwati) Dance at Royal Residence in Ludzidzini, Swaziland. A cloudy, foggy, and cold day did not stop the lively dancers... ..

Umhlanga Ceremony, Swaziland, 2012

4:18 min by Wojciech Bednaruk
Views: 13960 Rating: 4.41

Umhlanga, or Reed Dance ceremony, is an annual Swazi tradition held in August or September. Tens of thousands of unmarried and childless Swazi girls and women travel from their villages to participate ..

Swaziland Cultural tours by

1:05 min by Darron Raw
Views: 2750 Rating: 4.50

Swazi Trails offer a variety of half and full day guided tours in Swaziland. More detail at Discover Swazi traditions, culture and daily lifestytle with the always unique Taste of Swa ..

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Interesting facts about this location


Lobamba is the traditional and legislative capital of Swaziland, seat of the Parliament and residence of the Queen Mother. It is located in the west of the country, in the Ezulwini Valley, 16 km from Mbabane, in the district of Hhohho. Its population is 5,800. Lobamba is famous for two ceremonies: the Reed Dance, celebrated in August and September in honour of the Queen Mother, and the Incwala, in December and January in honour of the King.

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Located at -26.47 31.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Capitals in Africa, Populated places in Hhohho District

Parliament of Swaziland

The Parliament of Swaziland consists of two chambers: The Senate (Indlu yeTimphunga) The House of Assembly The Houses of Parliament are located in Lobamba.

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Located at -26.45 31.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Bicameral legislatures, Government of Swaziland, National legislatures, Parliaments by country, Politics of Swaziland

Somhlolo National Stadium

Somhlolo National Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Lobamba, Swaziland. Built in 1968, it is currently used mostly for football matches. It is named for King Somhlolo, who had moved his people into the region that is now Swaziland about 200 years ago, and is considered the father of the country. The stadium holds 20,000 people.

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Located at -26.44 31.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 3 km away
Tags: Football venues in Swaziland, Multi-purpose stadiums, National stadiums

Mbabane River

The Mbabane River is a river of Swaziland. It flows through Hhohho District in the north-west of the country. The city of Mbabane is located along the river. Tributaries include the Polinjane River.

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Located at -26.43 31.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 4 km away
Tags: Rivers of Swaziland

Lobamba Lomdzala

Lobamba Lomdzala is an inkhundla of Swaziland, located in the Manzini District. Its population as of the 2007 census was 18,797.

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Located at -26.42 31.19 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: Populated places in Manzini District

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Lobamba