Frequently Asked Questions
What are the tours that Woza Nawe offers visitors to Swaziland?
Woza Nawe African Cultural tours in Swaziland offers visitors a variety of tours, and offers overnight traditional accommodation at the kaPhunga Village. For further information about these tour options please review our Tours Page. The questions below refer to our homestays at kaPhunga Village.
What accommodation options do you have for visitors partaking in the kaPhunga Village homestay?
Visitors to the kaPhunga Village are accommodated in traditional Swazi Beehive huts. We provide white linen bedding for guests, on very comfortable mattresses.
What should we pack?
It is suggested that you bring the following:
– Bring Sweaters or just warm clothes in winter (April, May, June, July)
– If travelling with Children – bring other food that they will be able to eat if they can’t eat Swazi foods
– You can bring a bottle of wine for the evening if you want relax.
– Any supplies for the pre-school especially pencils & pens but mainly other things can not be sourced from here.
– For the ladies- make sure you have skirts or sarongs to wear when you visit the village or the schools.
– Hiking shoes
– Sleeping bag, but if you dont have one please let us know in advance. We also have covers for guests who dont have.
What is the length of stay?
For the kaPhunga Village Tours: One day or Two days and one night. Longer stays can be arranged for groups that want to take part in the community by volunteering in our school (preschool) within the compound.
What is the best time of year to book a Swazi Cultural tour with Woza Nawe Tours?
Anytime of year as the tours operate year round. It is essential to book beforehand.
Are there any toilet facilities at the accommodation?
Yes. There is a dry composting toilet. No smell, no flies, and clean all the time.
Are there any showers at the accommodation?
We now provide an outside bath tub beneath the African skies. The water is heated by firewood, really nice and hot. Shelter is also available should it rain.
Can we drive our own car to the village?
Yes you can drive your small car to the village. The road is very good it is also good for a low clearance vehicle.
Can we arrive at the village at around 4 or 5 o’clock in the evening ?
You can if you don’t have any way to change your plans so that you arrive early. Bear in mind that you could miss out on lots of activities.
Do we sleep in the traditional huts?
Yes you spend your stay in the traditional huts.
How many people can be accommodated at on time?
If people are travelling together in a group of friends, you can have up to 4 people in one hut but if guests don’t know each other, there is enough space to enable you to stay with the people you know or even stick with your partner in one hut.
Can we bring our small children in the village?
Yes. You can bring children along from the ages of 7 years and up-wards. We would not recommend any child younger than 7 years to spend the night in the village.
Do we need to bring sleeping bags ?
Optional. Sleeping bags are not necessary, but if you have one and wuld like to bring it along it is always good to have anything extra. We normally have enough covers for guests (depending on the numbers we have). Please let us know in advance if you will be needing a cover.
Can we visit the schools?
Yes you will be able to go and see how the eduction system in rural Swaziland works. You can spend time at the local pre-school which is in our compound and you be able to interact with the kids.
Can we bring anything for the Community/Donations?
Yes, but it is always best to communicate with us first to check what the priorities of the schools are. Some of the items you can find here in Swaziland. It is always appreciated when guests do give donations such as; sponsoring a school child to attend the school. This is often better as small gifts and tokens may soon be forgotten by the kids.
What if I have a query not answered here?
Send us an email. We will gladly answer any questions you have.