Swaziland National Trust Commission
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We now have Facebook pages for Mlawula, Mantenga and Malolotja Nature Reserves:
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).
Mlawula is Swaziland’s finest lowveld reserve, it stretches up into the mountainous Lubombo region, accounting for its wide diversity of flora and fauna. This is the classic African landscape of flat topped trees and stretches of long waving grass. There are unique areas like the Androstachys forest and the cycad Encephalartos umbeluziensis which is found only in this 16 000 hectare reserve. There is a choice of two separate camping sites. Sifiso camp has an ablution block, running water and curious, though tame, ostriches. The camp is situated on the banks of a seasonal river, there are vast trees to sit under in dense green shade. There is also an attractive mountain top camp, Mapelepele. This has four large furnished tents on platforms, each with their own outdoor showers which are perched on the top of a cliff, giving excellent views whilst you bathe.