The Royal Swazi Spa Hotel was originally built in 1965 and is undoubtedly the grand old dame of tourism in Swaziland. It maintains a central position in the Ezulwini Valley. The resort has a quiet graciousness that is immediately apparent from the winding tree lined approach to the elegant sweeping staircase in the entrance foyer.
The Kingdom of Swaziland has a deep history of tradition and culture that infuses all manner of daily life in the country. The Royal Swazi Sun is no exception and in its operations the percolation of royal custom and quality reigns supreme. The country is also renowned for its warm and friendly people and this is well illustrated by their amiable welcome you will receive here.
Swaziland is a land of tranquil beauty and the Royal Swazi Spa beckons guests to languish in a luxurious environment and benefit from a range of alternative holistic therapies and specialised beauty treatments. Golf is a major attraction to the resort, whilst its conferencing facilities and casino offer opportunities for both work and pleasure.
The Ezulwini Valley has always been the centre of Swaziland's tourism development and the Royal Swazi Sun is at the very heart of this. The hotel is well-situated as a base for exploring local attractions including the capital Mbabane, game reserves, cultural villages, art and craft markets, or pursuing adventure activities such as white-water rafting, adventure caving, mountain-biking or quad trails.
The Royal Swazi Spa Valley comprises of three separate hotels each varying in style and atmosphere. They are all of premium quality as guaranteed by the Sun International Group of which they are members.
The Royal Swazi Sun serves as the regal flagship hotel of the Kingdom of Swaziland, whilst the Carribbean-style Ezulwini Sun is more laid back and has an informal atmosphere. The Lugogo Sun attracts both tour groups and families to this beautiful and tranquil valley.
All three hotels are only minutes apart by courtesy bus service, which makes it ideal for a host of events, including large conventions, banquets and international golf championships.
Guests at the Royal Swazi Sun hotel have the facilities of the entire Royal Swazi Spa Valley Resort at their disposal. The many leisure and sporting facilities will keep even the most active of guests fully occupied. The natural setting of the valley yields interesting nature trails at the nearby Mlilwane and Mantenga Nature Reserves, whilst the talent of local artisans can be admired at the many curio and craft outlets.
Casino - Situated at the Royal Swazi Spa there are tables and slots machines set in an intimate casino that provides wonderful hours of playing enjoyment.
Children's Entertainment - There is a special children's facility - Kamp Kwena for children between 4 - 12 years of age and the Magic Company which specialises in video and interactive games. Kamp Kwena is situated at the Lugogo Sun, whilst the Magic Company is found near the main Casino Entrance.
Golf - The spectacular 18-hole championship course at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club is one of the most scenically rewarding to be found anywhere in the world. A different mountainscape can be enjoyed from every tee and green. The sweeping par 72 course is laid out on the slopes of the Lugogo Mountain, with the first 9 comparatively level and the back 9 fully exploiting the mountainous terrain. There is a putting green located close to the Club House for the convenience of players.
Quad bike trail - situated immediately adjacent to the Royal Swazi Sun - this activity is managed by Swazi Trails. Trips depart daily for one hour or two hour excursions. Trips can be booked via the Swazi Trails representative in the foyer of the Royal Swazi Sun.
Gym - Situated inside the Health Spa, it has cardio vascular exercise equipment as well as circuit training equipment.
Health Spa - The Spa at the Royal Swazi is a haven of health and beauty offering an extraordinary range of spa treatments including Swedish massage, shiatsu, body raps, exfoliation, hydrotherapy, facials, manicures and pedicures. A hairdressing salon is also available.
Lawn Bowls - 2 beautiful bowling greens are situated just below the Royal Swazi Spa's pool deck and comfortably accommodate seven rinks each.
Snooker Room - A full-size snooker table is available at the Country Club.
Squash - 2 squash courts are located directly below the bowling greens.
Swimming - Each hotel has its own swimming pool with pool umbrellas and loungers. Bar service and snack menus are available. Both the Ezulwini Sun and the Lugogo Sun have children's paddle pools and at the Royal Swazi Spa a large heated outdoor jacuzzi adjoins the main swimming pool and poolbar.
Tennis Courts - 2 flood-lit courts are adjacent to the pool at the Royal Swazi Spa and another two courts are located at Ezulwini Sun.
Volleyball - Volleyball courts can be provided upon request at the Royal Swazi Spa, Lugogo Sun and Ezulwini Sun Hotels.
Planters Restaurant & Bar - Open Sunday to Thursday (19h00 - Midnight); Friday and Saturday (19h00 - 02h00). Inspired from the colonial era of the original sugar cane farms, the essence is Asian with an imperial influence. The a la carte menu specialises in juicy grills, fragrant curries and spicy prawn dishes. The welcoming bar is an ideal venue to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a night cap after a spin at the roulette table.
Casino Bar - Open daily: 15h00 till close. The bar in the casino is a hub of activity offering nightly live entertainment, the most innovative cocktails and an excellent reprieve from the casino floor.
Country Club Bar - Open Daily: 08h00 - 19h00. The best view at the resort can be enjoyed at the Country Club Bar which overlooks the championship golf course with its backdrop of a Mdzimba mountain range.
Pool Bar - Daily Summer Hours (08h30 - 22h00); Daily Winter Hours (09h00 - 19h00). Refreshing thirst quenchers are served at the poolside. This picturesque gazebo bar overlooks the magnificent pool and outside aerated Jacuzzi.
The Terrace Restaurant - Open daily for Breakfast (06h30 - 11h00); Lunch (12h00 - 14h30); and Dinner (18h30 - 22h30). The sumptuousness of the Terrace Restaurant prevails in the freshly prepared buffet dishes. Overlooking the Royal Swazi Spa pool, one feels immediately rejuvenated. The buffets are lavish and fit for a King. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily with the emphasis of dishes cooked to order by waiting chefs at the buffet counter.