Swaziland 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.
Siphiso Rock Shelter is a cave nestling in the foothillls of the Lubombo Mountins in Mlawula Nature Reserve. It was inhabited 15 000 years ago, and people visited it continuosly until 6 000 years ago . Then the weather turned cooler in a mini ice age and people moved over the Lubombo mountins to the warmer coastal plains of Mozambique. When the weather warmed up again 2000 years ago people once again visited the cave, it was finally abandoned in 350 AD. The caves inhabitants were ancestral Bushmen, a people who left tools and paintings in remote mountain caves in the kingdom, clues to a mysterious and vanished way of life.