Malolotja Nature Reserve Swaziland

Swaziland is a small, beautiful country in Southern Africa, surrounded on three sides by South Africa and by Mozambique on the east.Malolotja Nature Reserve is in the western mountains, and is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa. It is named after Malolotja Falls, the highest falls in Swaziland. It is the last unspoiled mountain wilderness left in Swaziland.

Superb mountain scenery, breathtaking Komati gorge, abandoned Ngwenya iron ore mine, Middle Stone-age artifacts, walking trails and trout fishing makes it an excellent place to visit.

Complementing the view of the reserve, is the opportunity to see many animal species, including many unique types of birdlife and animals like Zebra, wildebeest, reedbuck, leopard, aardwolf, jackal and bush pig. The flora of Malolotja Nature Reserve is possibly its great attraction, throughout the year the variety and profusion of wild flowers provides a magnificent spectacle.

It is a botanist’s paradise. Mololotja Nature Reserve has limited roads, but a number of hiking trails ranging from one day walks to week-long hikes. Hiking and backpacking can take you to remote valleys and hidden waterfalls. It is one of those areas that, once visited and experienced from a hiker’s perspective, one will never forget and will always be a subject of conversation as far as trails are concerned. Park offers 4×4 trails which allow you to travel to seldom visit parts of the Swazi reserve, like the top of Ngwenya Mountain. Night drives are also offered- a fantastic way to explore this interesting terrain, particularly under Swaziland night sky. The pools here are a swimmer’s dream pools, which are found all over the reserve.It is an ideal place for hikers and as well as outdoor enthusiasts, accommodation is available in log cabins, caravan and camping sites.

Swaziland is also less expensive in comparison to other destinations of same potential and entertainment opportunities, as cheap flights to Swaziland form London fly nearly throughout the year.

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