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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Hiking

The Nature Reserves in Ewatini are well known for their excellent range of self-guided hiking trails, offering the opportunity to visitors to experience nature at a pace suited to their group. What better way to explore Eswatini’s many and varied highlands, forests, and reserves than on foot. There are paths and trails in many locations across the country allowing for hikes from a couple of hours to many days in duration, and give access to places and views that are inaccessible by vehicle. Alternatively, those with initiative and a good map or GPS can simply head off into countryside.

If you are interested in taking a hiking tour, or exploring the country’s stunning landscape on foot, Eswatini has a number of local operators who can assist. Vaya Trails and Dust and Boots  are specialist hiking tour operators whilst All Out Africa is an adventure operator that works with a team of 25 experienced local hiking guides, assistant guides and porters throughout Eswatini, offering day to multi day trips, with accommodation or camping options available for a range of fitness levels and group sizes. Their guides lead treks for families, couples and schools expeditions so are able to adapt to the needs and experience of a range of hikers.

Places offering Hiking
Stunning scenery and picturesque rural communities on either side of the MR9 highway.
A privately run game reserve with two luxury lodges north east of Manzini.
One of a kind in Eswatini, with lush fairways, luxury accommodation and an array of activities.
A picturesque rocky valley with Eswatini's first church, and the furthest settlement in the South West.
An untouched wilderness ready to be explored, along with community run accommodation.
One of Swaziland’s earliest colonial settlements, and today offers a handful of accommodation options for travellers.
Set at the top of the Lubambos, this reserve is home to the Shewula Mountain Camp.
A wild reserve waiting to be discovered with a great biodiversity on offer.
Privately owned reserve with plentiful giraffe offering walking and cycling tours
A wild and beautiful landscape, with rare flora and fauna found nowhere else in Eswatini.
This project is made up of 4 of Eswatini's nature reserves teeming with flora and fauna.
Eswatini's largest protected park with 4 of the Big 5.
A National Conservancy holding swaziland's largest collection of plants.
A town set among the Usuthu forestry plantations with beautiful scenery.
One of southern Africa's most impressive geological features.
One of Eswatini's highest peaks with a notorious history.
Best known nature reserve and Eswatini's birthplace of conservation.
Unspoilt woodlands with a traditional cultural village experience
One of the very best highland reserves in Southern Africa.
Large settlement in the North West with Swaziland's most scenic handicraft outlet.
A private nature reserve home to the tumbling Phophonyane River and Falls.
Incredible art by the Sam people up to 4,000 years ago.
The oldest mine in the world.
Impressive expanse of water set amongst beautiful mountainous scenery.
Eswatini's tourism hub with an abundance of hotels, lodges and activities
Nestled at the foot of a mountain. A rejuvenated mining town.
Similar Activities
The Big 5 can be found in Eswatini's game reserves, with rhino safaris one of the best in Africa.
A great way to explore Eswatini's stunning landscapes is to cycle around the country.
Eswatini has a collection of annual cycling events, with international participants welcome.
Discover Eswatini on horseback from riding trails across Mlilwane, to the hills of Mhlambanyatsi.
Tee off on one of Eswatini's championship golf courses, with beautiful panoramic views.
Fly through the trees and discover the sights on Eswatini's very own zip-lining canopy tour.
Go beneath the earth and discover hidden trails on a unique caving adventure in Eswatini.
Eswatini's mountains and gorges make for the perfect climbing challenge for avid climbers.
Have fun driving through woodlands, nature reserves and muddy tracks on a quad bike.
Ride the rapids along the Great Usuthu River with White Water Rafting available in Eswatini.
With multiple dams fully stocked, there are many locations you can fish in Eswatini.
You can sail your own yacht, or even hire a houseboat on one of the many dams.