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Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat

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Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat

Welcome to Wide Horizons. We are nestled in the majestic Makungustsha Mountains in the heart of the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland).

This is a “get away from it all” location, on top of the world in a remote area of the Kingdom. Complete with wildlife in our conservation area, well stocked dams for fishing, surrounded by glorious indigenous forests full of birdsong, with meandering trails following cascading streams to soothe your soul and get back to nature. Not to mention amazing views of the valley everywhere you look!


There is a lot to explore around the lodge! If you would like to take a hike, or lounge about the pool before you depart you are welcome to stay a little longer, just let us know so we can make arrangements!


Breakfast & Dinner is available for guests interested in family style dining. We would love to have you at the dinner table with us, so please let us know if you are interested in joining, and if you have any dietary requirements/allergies, before you arrive. Prebooking at least 48 hours in advance is essential.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat are offering a self catering service only.

Nearby Amenities

Wide Horizons is great for getting away from it all! Make sure you have all your provisions you need before you arrive (The Gables Shopping Centre in Ezulwini is a great pit-stop).

Rooms at Wide Horizons


A room with a view! The Valley View room offers one of the best views at Wide Horizons, from your door step. Sleep under an authentic thatch roof, in this spacious roundavel room. En-suite bathroom includes a bath and separate shower. This suite also offers a full separate kitchen/dining area complete with a mini fridge, gas stove/oven and sink. The dining area offers a great option for an additional single bed.


The Amanzi Room is named from the small stream that runs throughout the property, winding in front of this rooms’ private patio. Sleep under an authentic thatch roof in this spacious roundavel room. En-suite bathroom includes a shower. Combined with the adjoining Blue Room, the Amanzi Room makes a great family suite!


Full of character and charm the Blue Room is extremely versatile which offers privacy, a private patio, garden views and close proximity to communal areas and amenities. En-suite bathroom includes a shower. This room offers several alternate sleeping arrangements to suit your needs. Including bunk beds and a baby cot.


A charming separate cottage, with authentic thatch roof, makes Rose Cottage perfect for small groups or families. This is our largest accommodation option at Wide Horizons, with 2-stories to sleep up to 5 guests. The upstairs loft offers a unique sleeping option with privacy, with the downstairs sleeping additional guests in single beds. The cottage is complete with a full kitchen including a refrigerator, gas stove/oven and sink. Bathroom includes a bath/shower combination.


Our newest addition at Wide Horizons! This modern Cottage is located a 250 meters from the main lodge, with a completely private yard. The studio is spacious, offering sleeping arrangements perfect for a small family. Complete with a kitchenette and large veranda ideal for sunset dinners. This space also offers a full outdoor kitchen and separate bathroom (complete with an outdoor shower with a vie over the valley).


Nick named the “Romantic Camp”, the Aloe Tented Camp is perfect for a couple. The permanent safari-style tent rivals our brick and mortar accommodation when it comes to style and privacy. Sleep in this spacious tent in the comfort of a queen size bed with en-suite bathroom which includes a corner bath (for 2!). The site also includes a separate, covered full kitchen including a refrigerator, gas stove/oven and sink, or you can also use the private braai. This site is set a 150 meters from the main lodge offering complete privacy and stunning sunset views.


Family “glamping” in style, the Weavers Nest Tented Camp is a great way to upgrade your family camping trip! 2 permanent safari-style tents sleep 2 each, offering privacy and comfort. A separate, covered full kitchen including a refrigerator, gas stove/oven and sink, or you can also use the private braai. The outdoor bathroom includes a shower. The main lodge is just steps away offering many communal amenities such as a natural pool and hiking trails suitable for children.

Wide Horizons Amenities

In addition to our accommodation Wide Horizons offers a number of great amenities for all of our guests! Including:

  • Natural Swimming Pool
  •  Wildlife & Game
  • Hiking Trails
  •  Guided Hikes (pre booking essential)
  • Tennis Court
  • Contemplation Chapel
  • Bird Watching

We can also help you book great Adventure Tours around Eswatini. Please inquire for more information and quotes. (pre booking essential) 

Activities at Wide Horizons


There are several hiking trails around the lodge itself. Difficulty levels of the hiking trails from the easy going meander to serious mountain hiking for stunning views. The Sculpture Trail is a family favorite and very popular with the kids!


There are several well stocked dams on the farm. Fish include tilapia and bass. The dams are also scenic for sundowners with a rustic shack for shelter, braai and dinghy for fun.


The Wide Horizons estate spans 180 hectares of conservation area.
Our wildlife includes:

  • Wildebeest
  • Zebra
  • Impala
  • Nyala
  • Red & Grey Duiker
  • Bushbuck
  • Bushpigs
  • Vervet Monkeys
  • Caracal
  • Side Striped Jackal
  • Mongoose
  • Porcupines
  • Bushbabies

Our indigenous forest areas are ideal for bird spotting. We have a comprehensive bird list available to our guests on request.


We are surrounded by mountain roads and tracks, great to explore with your 4 x 4 vehicle or mountain bike. They are safe, scenic and can be challenging.


  • Natural Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Contemplation Chapel


In June 2019, an Adventure Centre was opened at Wide Horizons for campers and backpackers. With games, hikes, wilderness trails, campfires and much more on offer, the Centre will play host to a series of events through the year including Youth Adventure Camps, Boot Camps and Yoga Retreats. Use the links below for more details of specific events:

Youth Adventure Camp June 2019

Check out more information on the Activities available on the Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat website here.

Wide Horizons Mountain Retreat also offer specials for group bookings. Take a look at this page for more information.

Activities near Wide Horizons

The Kingdom of Eswatini is the perfect destination for adventure based tourist activities! We can help you book amazing tours through our partners at All Out Africa Adventure Tours!


Join this walking tour through one of the oldest and most famous villages in Eswatini. You’ll start off with an introduction to Swazi history at the National Museum then skirt pas the King’s Royal Residence, before exploring homes, small scale unique businesses and local art gallery. The whole way you’ll be guided by an experienced local guide and to end off you’ll have a traditional Swazi BBQ lunch at the market. Approx 30 kms from Wide Horizons.


Book a walking, cycling or horse riding experience, or why not join an early morning bird watching guided tour? It is an opportunity to get up close to zebras, impala, inyala, warthogs and more. Approx 30 kms from Wide Horizons.


In one of the most beautiful valleys in all of the Swazi Kingdom is nestled the Mantenga Cultural Village. Flanked by forested gorges and a majestic waterfall the Swazi Cultural village, stories of Swazi Culture, staged live traditional dancing and picnic beside the beautiful Lusushwana River. Approx 35 kms from Wide Horizons.


Malolotja Nature Reserve is the setting for the trip, the exhilarating Zipline Canopy Tour! 10 cables and 11 platforms will take you whizzing througha beautiful gorge from treetop to cliff edge experiencing mountain scenery like never before. Approx 80 kms from Wide Horizons.


Mkhaya Game Reserve, a private reserve, located between Manzini and Big Bend, is Swaziland’s most exclusive safari retreat. Here you leave your vehicle behind to join an expert private guide for game drives and bush walks. Approx 85 kms from Wide Horizons.


Game drives to view rhinos, lions and more, guided walks in some of the areas and lunch while viewing the watering hole frequented by elephants, hippos and more. Approx 100 kms from Wide Horizons


Kruger is huge and is home to Africa’s Big 5; Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. This camping safari is all about wildlife and outdoor adventure as you explore in an open safari vehicle (OSV) with a qualified safari guide. You will have fantastic opportunities to view animals, birds, and reptiles in their natural habitat. At night you will sleep under the stars to the sounds of roaring lions, buffalo, and hippos. Approx 205 kms from Wide Horizons

Prebooking All Out Africa Adventure Tours is essential. Rates may vary depending on season, group size, availability and special requests to suit your needs. Bookings require a 50% deposit payable directly to All Out Africa.


Wide Horizons is accessed on a rural gravel road. Good vehicle clearance is recommended. (4×4 is NOT necessary) 

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