Piggs Peak : Accommodation & Points Of Interest

Piggs Peak

Experience the beautiful, scenic journey on the road to the small forestry town of Piggs Peak in Swaziland - the far north-west corner of Swaziland. Here you can view the Ngwenya Mine, which Piggs Peak is famously known for. At 43,000 years old, the Swaziland Ngwenya Mine is regarded as one of the world's oldest, as ancient people dug this mine for specularite and haemetite, which they then used in cosmetics and for religious rituals.

Piggs Peak in swaziland is well known for its handiwork and Swazi crafts, and whilst visiting the town of Piggs Peak visitors can browse the rural Swaziland Peak Fine Craft Centre, and Tintsaba Crafts - where the remarkable women of Tintsaba create beautiful handmade products centered around the use of Sisal, a sustainable natural weed that grows wild in Swaziland.

Piggs Peak's main attraction is the Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino, located on the main route between the Kruger National Park and Mbabane. Set in a lush pine forest atop the majestic lofty mountainous peaks of the tiny Swaziland Kingdom, this luxury Swaziland hotel accommodation situated conveniently close to all major attractions, offers visitors the chance to try their hand at blackjack, roulette, stud poker, and the ever popular slot machines. Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino also hosts the All Africa Tournament, which is an internationally recognized poker tournament in Swaziland,visited by poker celebrities from all around the world. Piggs Peak. Self catering accommodation in Piggs Peak , as well as adequate Piggs Peak bed & breakfast accommodation is available in nearby towns especially during the popular poker tournament (see Where to Stay for "nearby towns")

Other activities in the Piggs Peak area include horse-riding and good hiking in the nearby Malolotja National Park, where these Swaziland mountains are said to be among the oldest in the world. A spectacular feature of the Malolotja National Park are the Malolotja Falls, the highest falls in Swaziland.Malolotja National Park of Swaziland is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa, and perhaps the last unspoilt mountain region remaining in Swaziland.

Located just south of Piggs Peak is the Swaziland Maguga Dam, well known for its excellent bass fishing, and home to Lightleys Holiday Houseboats, where you can enjoy fully equipped self-catering Swaziland houseboat accommodation, and be 'captain of your own holiday'. For a simple, 'fuss-free' menu that caters for all tastes, make sure you visit the Maguga View Point Restaurant right on Swaziland Maguga Dam. Relax on the tranquil deck surrounded by indigenous trees overlooking the great Maguga Spillway.

A must to visit near Pigg's Peak are the Nsangwini Shelter bushman paintings on the rim of the Komati Valley near Piggs Peak. Executed by people in the Bushman / San tradition, this is the best Swaziland rock painting site.

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