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Swazi Candles

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“candle shop”(13 reviews)
“worth a visit”(11 reviews)
“craft market”(10 reviews)
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Swazi Candles Factory Shop is an music filled workshop, open to the public. Come and see the artisans sculpting the wax and see our 100% handmade process. There are a multitude of other shops and a handcraft market as well as a tea garden serving...more
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Mr18, Malkerns M204, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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+268 2528 3219
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

The shop itself is pretty big, with a good choice of candles in many styles. What could be a point of attraction is the crafts market area beside it, where you can buy local decorative products. One of the shop owners carves the animals himself,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IDoLoveFood
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Not a great selection of types of candles but it is great to go and watch the artisans make them. You should definitely be able to find a candle in your favourite colours. The outside market is so over priced that it's not worth looking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Refmanwpba
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Made on the premise. They have all different kinds of candles, different sizes and shapes. They also ship.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The candles are very cool and watching the guys making them was fascinating. For about 5 minutes. If you like candles, it's worth a visit. They have a large selection, too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Many shops and even a coffee stop. Lots feature locally made items, be sure and haggle on the price.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank advcards
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

If candles are your thing then this is the place for you! Candles of so many different shapes sizes as colours and every safari animal you could imagine. It was very nice to watch the two guys around the back creating one of the many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Here is what I did at this colorful, diverse, well stocked gift shop. I asked to speak to the manager, and asked about a quantity discount on ten of the same item, and she countered with an offer of a 10% discount on any total...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gnehra
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Swazi Candles produces unique and handsomely crafted candles in all shapes and sizes. As part of a tourist complex, it is a great place to stop and browse, and find that special gift or souvenir. They also produce aromatic glycerin soap and body balms to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

"Swazi Candles" has been bringing light and enchantment to Malkerns Valley, at the very heart of eSwatini (the new official name of Swaziland), since 1982. Not only candle lights are produced, but also natural glycerine soaps, bodybalms and many ohers items (check their wax encased...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The candles are very colorful - animals, shapes, all different sizes. A different experience during our South Africa trip. The open air craft market was more interesting to me as I could talk with the many friendly individual vendors. English not a problem and negotiations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nobuhle Z
10 October 2018|
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Response from KLD101 | Reviewed this property |
Assuming this is your business. Not the job of your customers to do a SWOT analysis. Much better to poll customers at the store, or via e-mail anonymously.
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nzimafaith9
16 March 2017|
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Response from Jen C | Property representative |
Hi! What quantity are you looking for?
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jan32937
31 October 2016|
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Response from Jen C | Property representative |
Hi Jan, am putting a shipment together for the US now. Will be there in about 2 months. I will be selling online through Etsy. Keep an eye on Swazi Candles Facebook page for details!
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