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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Lubombo Conservancy

The reserves of Hlane, Mlawula, Mbuluzi and Shewula fall within a larger project called the Lubombo Conservancy. This aims to protect the biodiversity of North East Eswatini (Swaziland), also helping improve life for people through more sustainable use of natural resources. This area is also where most big game is found. The free-roaming herds of the past are gone, but a far-sighted conservation programme has preserved the habitat and replenished much of its original wildlife.

The low, flat bushveld terrain, rising to the rugged Lubombos, is just like that of the southeast Kruger Park in South Africa, a little to the north. Indeed, before roads, borders, sugar estates and other impediments, this region was just as wild and teeming with big game. In todays world, wildlife can be found in the reserves.

You have a choice of reserves in which to experience this wild Eswatini of yesteryear – and also to get a flavour of community life: Hlane Royal National Park is managed by Big Game Parks and home to abundant wildlife, much of it re-introduced; Mlawula Nature Reserve is run by the Eswatini National Trust Commission, with pristine bush that reaches to the top of the Lubombos, but is more challenging in terms of both game-viewing and accommodation; Mbuluzi Game Reserve is effectively a small slice of Mlawula but, under private management, has easier game-viewing and better facilities; Shewula Mountain Camp is a community project high in the Lubombos, where visitors can combine wild nature with local culture.

Activities in Lubombo Conservancy
Accommodation in or near Lubombo Conservancy
Mhlumeni Bush Camp
Lubombo Conservancy
Luxury tents with spectacular views of the surrounding Mlawula Nature Reserve.
Vovovo Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Stunning modern self catering lodge set within the Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Nkhankanka Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Hidden safari lodge overlooking the Mlawula River surrounded by Leadwood trees.
Tambankulu Club & Guesthouse
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
Peaceful Guesthouse set in the North East of Eswatini.
Intsini Tented Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Luxury tented lodge in the heart of the Mbuluzi bush with adjacent swimming pool.
Tambuti Tented Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Tented accommodation and brick lodge with Self Catering facilities in Mbuluzi Game Reserve.
Siteki Hotel
Siteki
A well presented hotel in the town of Siteki close to the Lubombo Mountains.
Siphiso Campsite
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Spacious campsite with shaded areas in the Mlawula Nature Reserve
Singwe Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Secluded and rustic self catering lodge in Mbuluzi with its own private swimming pool.
Simunye Country Club
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
High end accommodation with beautiful grounds on the Country Club's estate.
Shewula Mountain Camp
Shewula Nature Reserve
A fantastic example of community tourism, with stunning views of the surrounding lowveld.
Mphangele Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Peaceful safari lodge located in Mbuluzi Game Reserve wilderness.
Mbuluzi Campsite
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Spacious campsite located in the privately owned Mbuluzi Game Reserve.
Mapelepele Cottage
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Rustic self catering cottage in the wilderness of Mlawula Nature Reserve.
Mananga Country Lodge
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
Comfortable acccommodation in the Country Club's tranquil surroundings.
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Highveld chalet accommodation with stunning views of the Lubombo Mountains.
Varied accommodation types on a working dairy farm in Siteki
Hlane Ndlovu Camp
Hlane Royal National Park
Rustic Chalets with ensuite bathrooms and self catering facilities
Hlane Campsite
Hlane Royal National Park
Spacious camping ground beneath ancient hardwood Acacia trees
Hlane Bhubesi Camp
Hlane Royal National Park
Self Catering accommodation deep within the Hlane Royal National Park
Cultured accommodation with panoramic views.
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