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Ngwenya Glass

3 Offramp 3 off MR Highway, Ngwenya H104, Swaziland
+268 2442 4053
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Enjoyed a short visit to a nice business with great shopping

We stopped here on our tour through Swaziland. Having previously visited numerous glass factories... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sandra n
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Lemont, Illinois
Fascinating way to recycle

The facility pays children for all the glass they collect. They then turn that glass into the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
retired43
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San Antonio, Texas
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Watch our glassblowers creating wonderful african animal figurines and tableware using 100% recycled glass, from an overhead balcony. Feel the heat of the furnace and understand why we say we are the HOTTEST attraction in Swaziland. Our well stock showroom is attached to the factory and there is a coffee shop offering light meals. Beer and wine also available. In our well established gardens there is an array of well stocked craft shops selling Swazi Fair Trade products, all produced within Swaziland. Central in the garden is a jungle gym for the young ones to enjoy whilst the adults shop.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on site” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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3 Offramp 3 off MR Highway, Ngwenya H104, Swaziland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our tour through Swaziland. Having previously visited numerous glass factories, a quick look at this still fascinating skill is always nice to watch once more. What I really enjoy on these factory visits are the gift shops. Ngwenya Glass has a...More

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Chas P, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your support, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facility pays children for all the glass they collect. They then turn that glass into the amazing products. They had a wide variety of items made. There were also many other shops with the typical tourist goods for sale.More

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Chas P, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and your support, we really appreciate it. We collect broken glass bottles from all over Swaziland, which is collected for us by many different people and groups. In 2017 we collected and melted 146 tonnes of broken bottles, all otherwise...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I have been going to Swaziland for 10years now and am totally ashamed to say I had never visited Ngwenya glass before this year. The site was so easy to find, watching the men melting the glas then shaping it into all different things was...More

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Chas P, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review and your support (finally :)) Look forward to seeing you back in 2018

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Our tour group of 36 had a tourist trail stop here. While my spouse and I are not shoppers, and didn't come to Swaziland to buy glass, we did find that the observation platform on the second floor provided an interesting insight into crafting glass...More

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review, and "applause" :)

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We weren't too excited to visit this glass factory, but once we got inside it was amazing. Watching the employees making the glass pieces was fascinating. They use all recycled glass found in the countryside. The gift shop has some beautiful pieces at very reasonable...More

Thank Rosemary S
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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review and support we really appreciate it. We are happy that we "over delivered" on your expectations.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We made a stop at the Ngwenya Glass works and had a look at many different sizes and shapes for glass formed African animals. some were very creative

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Thank you for your review and support, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The focus on glass recycling here impressed me, and their products are beautiful. There are additional shops on site--I love the earrings I bought there.

Thank vbarshis
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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review and support we really appreciate it. Glad you were happy with your purchases.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A great stop-over with a glass factory that has an excellent selection of glass (glasses, vases, bowls etc) and very reasonable pricing for hand-made objects. All are made from recycled glass. You can also have a short guided tour through the factory. A good place...More

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Thank you for your review and your support, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A variety of great glass and gifts to buy as a momento of being in Swaziland. Plus an opportunity to watch some glass blowing. Love the view of the mountains and rolling hills.

Thank Nosipho N
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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review and support, we rally appreciate it. As you noticed, we are very fortunate to be situated in one of the most beautiful spots.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Did the touristy thing and went to Ngwenya glass. So beautiful. The products are varied, practical and also whimsy. Deciding on a few souvenir pieces proved to be difficult because everything was so lovely. A coffee shop on the premises.

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your review and support we really appreciate it. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful part of the world.

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