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The Northern Region of Swaziland is home to the country's two principal towns, Mbabane, the capital, and Manzini, home of Swaziland's international airport. The royal and legislative capital is Lobamba, situated halfway between these two towns. Swaziland North is also home to the country's National Parks.

In the North West of Swaziland is the Malolotja National Park. The Malolotja National Park is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa. The scenery in the park is second to none with a large variety of flora and fauna. It is, without doubt, the last of the unspoilt mountain regions remaining in Swaziland. The park measures more than 18,000 hectares and it is the largest protected area in the kingdom. The Malolotja River rises in the eastern part of the park, and after passing through swampy areas, passes down a series of waterfalls including the Malolotja Falls, the highest falls in Swaziland. The river passes through a steep sided gorge to join the Nkomati River some 900 metres below. The park contains some high peaks including the Ngwenya Mountain, which is Swaziland's second highest mountain.

Towards the eastern border of Swaziland North lies Swaziland's largest protected area, the Hlane Royal National Park, which houses some of the largest herds of game in the Kingdom. Hlane covers 30,000 hectares of bushveld and is dominated by hardwood vegetation. The park is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with a large variety of bird life, including the highest density of white backed vultures in Africa. The park contains a network of self-drive game-viewing roads that cross the park's flat terrain, weaving between the 1000 year-old hardwood vegetation and shallow pans, which attract great herds of animals during the dry winter months.

 Still further east, along the mountainous border with Mozambique, lies the Mlawula Nature Reserve. The Mlawula area was considered as worthy of protection for many years, and was in fact proclaimed as a protected area as far back as 1914, but it was subsequently deproclaimed and subdivided into cattle ranches. The first part of Mlawula to be reproclaimed as a conservation area was the then Blue Jay Ranch, which was donated to the Swaziland National Trust by the Niven family and gazetted in 1978 as Ndzindza Nature Reserve. This move was shortly followed by the purchase of Mlawula Estates and the donation of Nyala Ranch. The Lubombo ountains are the most impressive natural feature of this reserve. They are comprised of a rhyolite ridge of volcanic origin running from south to north along the border with Mozambique, and geologically young. The Mbuluzi river runs along the northern boundary of the reserve, passing through an impressive river valley in the north-east. The much smaller Mlawula stream flows through the west of the reserve. West of and parallel to the Lubombos is the basaltic Siphiso valley, a low-lying savanna area with lots of game, flanked on the west by a chain of low ridges.

There is one other important Nature Reserve in Swaziland North, and that is the Mlilwane Nature Reserve, Swaziland's pioneer conservation area. It is a beautiful and secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland's Ezulwini Valley, in between Mbabane and Manzini. With 24-hour access to the Sanctuary, guests are free to enjoy the neighbouring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns, with their many unique attractions and craft shops. On the western boundary, the vast Usutu Forest provides a wonderful backdrop stretching into the distant hills.

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Mantenga Lodge
Sleeps 12 in 5 units
From R 625
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Mantenga Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Ezulwini Valley

Swaziland

The lodge is situated among natural surroundings at the foot of Sheba's Breasts Mountains overlooking the legendary "Execution Rock". 39 rooms are tastefully furnished each with their own en-suite bathroom...

Brown's Tented Camp

Brown's Tented Camp

Game Reserve And Bush Lodge Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

Recently upgraded and situated on the waterfront just North of the new Marina area, Brown's tented camp is nestled in amongst the acacia bushveld below the Lubombo mountain range. With sweeping views across Jozini Dam and incomparable sunsets

Buhleni Farm Chalets
Sleeps 45 in 9 units

Buhleni Farm Chalets

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ezulwini Valley

Swaziland

Tucked away on a bushveld fruit farm not even 5 minutes from the center of Ezulwini Valley, out of sight and away from the sounds of this travellers hub, is Buhleni Farm. The 12 self-catering well-appointed wooden chalets are set amidst lush, ...

Mabuda Farm

Mabuda Farm

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Siteki

Swaziland

Mabuda or "Place of Dreams" is a romantic corner of the beautiful Lebombo Mountains. This is an historic farm: 1930's decor and atmosphere are evident everywhere you look. The farm produces maize and beef, and with the dairy, the oldest in ...

The Royal Villas

The Royal Villas

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Ezulwini Valley

Swaziland

The Royal Villas Swaziland offers award winning accommodation, conference facilities and fine cuisine all year round.

Nkonyeni Lodge & Golf Estate

Nkonyeni Lodge & Golf Estate

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Manzini

Swaziland

Nkonyeni Lodge & Golf Estate is a comfortable hotel in the District of Manzini.

Lituba Lodge
From R 400
Per unit, per night
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Lituba Lodge

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Big Bend

Swaziland

Lituba Lodge is set in a beautiful and tranquil rural setting where it nestles beneath the shadow of the Lubombo mountains just off the main road between Big Bend and Siteki. Just 25 minutes drive from the new Sikhuphe International Airport, and is on

Imvubu Lodge at Royal Jozini
Sleeps 72 in 14 units
From R 725
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Imvubu Lodge at Royal Jozini

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

On the edge of Lake Jozini, Imvubu (named because a hippo used to sleep at the lodge site) has five spacious air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms. Four have queen size beds and one room has bunk beds. All en-suites have a bath and outside shower and the

Mountain Inn Hotel
Sleeps 110 in 55 units

Mountain Inn Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Mbabane

Swaziland

Mountain Inn is the executive and diplomat's choice for comfort, convenience and information networking. Swaziland's most personal hotel-situated only 4kms from Mbabane center - is a professional, yet family run establishment.

Benka Lifestyle Country Cottages
Sleeps 26 in 8 units
From R 450
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Benka Lifestyle Country Cottages

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ezulwini Valley

Swaziland

BENKA LIFESTYLE - The IDEAL home away from home experience with all the comforts needed for the traveling professional or family member!

Summerfield Botanical Garden Hotel
Sleeps 68 in 34 units

Summerfield Botanical Garden Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Manzini

Swaziland

Accommodation at Summerfield Luxury Hotel & Botanical Garden is as luxurious, tasteful, refreshing and tranquil as you can expect from a five-star establishment.

Bushwillow Lodge at Royal Jozini
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 617.5
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Bushwillow Lodge at Royal Jozini

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

Bushwillow Lodge has four bedrooms and is on a slight rise set back from the water, with magnificent mountain and lake views. With solar and gas for power, this eco-friendly home has been thoughtfully equipped for guests' comfort

Ekuthuleni Lodge at Royal Jozini
Sleeps 8 in 1 unit
From R 3240
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Ekuthuleni Lodge at Royal Jozini

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

At the end of their quiet bush road, Ekuthuleni Lodge is positioned in the nature reserve area of Royal Jozini Big 6, taking full advantage of the magnificent views of the Lebombo Mountains. Set in an area of bush favoured by Royal Jozini's family of g

Lisango Lezulu (Heaven's Gate) Lodge at Royal Jozini
Sleeps 16 in 2 units
From R 785
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Lisango Lezulu (Heaven's Gate) Lodge at Royal Jozini

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

On the slopes of the Lebombo Mountains in the soon-to-be Big 5 designated area of the Royal Jozini Big 6 Reserve, Lisango Lezulu has breath-taking views over the valley and to the Jozini Lake in the distance. With a cool breeze in summer on the mountai

Siqalo Lodge at Royal Jozini
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 875
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Siqalo Lodge at Royal Jozini

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Lavumisa

Swaziland

This was the first lodge to be built at Royal Jozini and Siqalo means "First Born". Watch for the unique lampshades (some are hand embroidered) and the original artworks, in this spacious bush home.

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