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Ngwenya Glass

3 Offramp 3 off MR Highway, Ngwenya H104, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Always something new

This glass factory that recycles glass and uses old fish and chips oil as fuel is a gem. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kdgarlipp
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South Africa
Beautiful Works of Art

A family drive from Krueger National Park through Swaziland brought us to this glass making... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris B
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Dallas, 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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
“on site” (8 reviews)
“for sale” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3 Offramp 3 off MR Highway, Ngwenya H104, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This glass factory that recycles glass and uses old fish and chips oil as fuel is a gem. The experience of watching the craftsmen at work is a drawcard. The wide variety of glass objects is amazing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A family drive from Krueger National Park through Swaziland brought us to this glass making factory. A quick bite to eat at the restaurant, and we were able to walk through the glass showroom and also out to the production floor to watch all of...More

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to visit - beautiful glass blowing (one is able to view from the top viewing platform) - absolutely lovely works of art made at the factory - definitely a must see whilst in Swaziland. Plus lots of other Tourist shops on the...More

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Totally recommend if you love glasses and glass art pieces. Their products are beautiful and, because it is all recycled glass, the are making a difference locally. It is fascinating to watch them blow the glass and the shop is overwhelming! Get it while you...More

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

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

You must visit and will inevitably buy something. This place is the reason I returned after 7 years, all my special glasses were broken. I just had to replace it with the real thing.

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thanks for your review and support, we really appreciate it. Glad our "special glasses" are just the trick for you.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Worth stopping by and learning more about this company!! The entire team, including the owners, were amazingly warm and welcoming to questions! If you make it to Swaziland, it is worth the visit and buying something!!

Thank Travis B
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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Never seen glass blowing before, so this was a treat for me. There is a viewing deck where you can view the factory at work, which was really fun. On the day that we visited, vases, bowls and rhinos were being made. All were very...More

Thank DesNewman
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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

You can watch a full factory full of workers making glass items from a viewing platform free of charge! The shop is super affordable and all the glass is recycled. If you are in the area, the this is a no brainer! Just make sure...More

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Ngwenyaglass, Owner at Ngwenya Glass, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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 5 February 2018

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

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 28 January 2018

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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