Lobamba


Lobamba

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 Kingship, in December and January in honour of the King. These ceremonies include dancing, singing, and celebrations with traditional attire.

The Embo State Palace, the Royal Kraal, Swazi National Museum, Swazi Parliament and a museum dedicated to Sobhuza II of Swaziland lie in the town, while the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Matsapha Airport lie nearby.


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