Eswatini National Trust Commission
News and Events
Nature Reserves now on Google Earth street view.
The major roads within the nature reserves were photographed by Google for the Google Earth street view in May this year, and this is now live.
Malolotja Nature Reserve has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world - Read more
Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Nature Reserve have been listed on Virtual Tourist, a Trip Adviser company, as a potential 8th Wonder of the World. They are up against attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hells Canyon and even Hollywood! Visitors to the site are able to vote for which natural wonder they want to take the 8th place, and can even vote numerous times (once a day).
Swaziland Birds Database available online.
The Swaziland Bird Checklist information has been updated into a database format with individual pages for each species. Special thanks to Phil Perry for providing a number of photos for this purpose. Printable checklists for Swaziland as well as for specific areas are available.
Swaziland Birds Database
Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklists
Provisional checklists of Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies, including photos, species information and distribution maps, have been added to the website.
The Ngwenya Visitor Centre has fascinating displays that explain the different uses of the vast Ngwenya iron deposit over the last 43 000 years. Originally in the stone ages the mine was a source of red ochre and glitter for paint and decoration. Later when the first black people arrived in the region in around 350 AD it became a source of iron for traditional weapons and tools. Later still the rich deposit was used in modern mining – enough iron was extracted to make all the cars on the road in southern Africa today. All these different uses are explained in comprehensive displays in the attractive Visitor Centre which is dramatically poised on the rim of the vast open cast pit.