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).
The geology of Malolotja is very diverse and includes some granites (Lochiel Granite, estimated to be about 3 000 million years old), but is predominantly made up of metamorphosed sedimentary rock formations of the Barberton Mountains, including the Onverwacht, Fig Tree and Moodies series of rocks. These rocks are thought to be about 3500 million years old, and are thought to contain fossils of the earth's oldest life forms - blue-green algae. It is in these mountains that the ironstones, talc schists and other metal bearing rocks are found, where the various mining activities have been carried out over the last hundred years.