The King Sobhuza II Park (KSP) is a National Monument built and officially opened on 13 May 1994. The Eswatini National Trust Commission (ENTC) manages KSP. It is located at Lobamba opposite the Swaziland National Museum buildings. It was initiated by His Majesty King Mswati III primarily to commemorate the life history of King Sobhuza II, who led the Swazi nation to independence from Britain in 1968 and he died in 1982. The park is the only one of its kind. It was built in a place where King Sobhuza was laid in state before he was taken for burial at EMbilaneni (a royal burial mountain) in the Southern part of Swaziland, where some of the Swazi kings are buried.
King Sobhuza II Park has the following structures:
One major attraction is the giant statue of King Sobhuza II housed in a dome architecture structure and 2 symbolic lions.
Close to the torch is the mausoleum symbolizing the tomb of the great King. This is the most sacred part of the park, where Heads of States lay wreaths in honour of King Sobhuza II.
The Eternal Torch
Signifying the formation of the Swazi Nation and supported on three axes is situated in the centre of the park. The three battle axes stand for the tree groups that formed the Swazi nation. Bemdzabuko (True Swazis), Emakhandzambili (Those found ahead) and Emafikamuva (Late Arrivals).
The focal point of the Park is the specialized museum where in its collection are displayed, a pictorial exhibition from the Kings birth to death, and his vehicles. There is also an auditorium for meetings offered on rental.
The gardens and lawns were well developed, where visitors enjoy spending time with nature (indigenous trees and plants). It is also available for weddings and organised events on rental.