We are delighted to announce that Ngwenya Glass has been named a Joint Winner of the Best for Local Sourcing Craft and Food Award! This prestigious award recognizes our unwavering commitment to using locally sourced materials and supporting the local community in our production of high-quality glass products.
We are truly honored to receive this award, and we are grateful to our customers and suppliers for their continued support. We are passionate about creating beautiful and functional glass products that are made with sustainability and ethics at the forefront of our minds. We hope you will join us in celebrating this award and our commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Learn more about the event here.
Ngwenya Glass’ charming complex is set in large indigenous gardens and is considered one of Swaziland’s/Eswatini’s major tourists attractions!
Here a small group of Swazi craftsmen and women – with age old artistry – breath life into enchanting interpretations of the animals and birds of Africa, imbuing each with its own irresistible personality. Witness first-hand the magical art of glassblowing from an overhead balcony. Each item handmade from 100 % recycled glass ! Browse around the adjoining showroom which is well stocked and purchase your little memento of a truly African visit to our Kingdom.
With a deck overlooking the glassblowers, what a marvel to see how recycled glass bottles are transformed into wild animals, glasses, chess pieces, trinkets etc. Beautiful hand made pieces close to the border at Mbabane.Leanne D - Pretoria, South Africa
I visited this complex on a guided tour of Swaziland/Eswatini. It was a welcome dose of retail therapy after several days of camping and game viewing. The main attraction is the glass factory where you can watch the process from a viewing gallery. There are so many lovely pieces to buy and they wrap them well for the journey homeJoylon - London, United Kingdom
The atmosphere in the factory area is worth a visit alone. Exciting and with a vibe and energy that is palpable and unique. A great collection of shops and Fair Trade to boot. The glass showroom is also a wonderful surprise with unique products that beg to be bought.Garth J - Johannesburg
Fantastic experience and worth half a day of your time to see craftsmen at work first hand. Very nice shop display, also supported by fascinating local " craft" style shops on site.Pat M - Ringwood, United Kingdom
A must visit if you're in Swaziland/Eswatini. Locals are encouraged to bring glass here to be recycled and made into beautiful glass pieces. You're able to go into the actual factory and watch as they heat and shape the glass. How interesting!Celicia - New York City, New York