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The History of Manzini



Manzini formerly known as the Bremarstorb was found by Albert Bremer in the late 1880s. Manzini also known as the hub of Swaziland has the largest urban population in the country. Mostly commerce and customs, races and beliefs meet in Manzini city as it is Swaziland’s convergence place. Manzini is situated in the middlevelds of the country.


There is an Abundance of accommodation in the city, visitors can choose from various hotels, guest houses, charming lodges and B&Bs.


There are two large shopping centres found in Manzini the Bhunu mall and the Hub. These two shopping centres provide an open selection of shops, gift shops, supermarkets, boutiques, banking facilities and access to the internet for all people.


Take something with you fine crafts worth buying can be seen at the Manzini market which offers a vast selecton of arts and crafts, vegetables, fruits, clothing, man made facilities, tradional medicines and many more.




A commercial centre from the time a trading post was opened in 1885, Bremersdorp was designated a township in 1898. Arthur Bremer sold his hotel for use as British Colonial authorities who had administered Swaziland since 1894 as their national administrative headquarters, and stipulated that the settlement would bear his name (dorp is the Afrikaans word for "small town"). The name reverted to its original Swazi name, Manzini, in 1960.


The town was a British/Boer colonial headquarters from 1890, but was destroyed in 1902 amid the Anglo-Boer War when the administrative centre was transferred to Mbabane. However, Bremersdorp remained the commercial, agricultural and transportation heart of Swaziland, earning the town the nickname "The Hub."


Since its inception in the 1920s, the Agricultural Show (name later changed to the Swaziland International Trade Fair) has been the country's largest and best-attended annual event. In


Opened in the 1970s, Matsapha International Airport, Swaziland's only commercial airport, lies 10 km. to the west.


In Sikhupe, 60 km east, is a new international airport. Manzini is the closest urban centre. Manzini was declared a city in 1994.


Manzini is home to a Nazarene High School, which has a successful school choir.




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