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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Lubombo Mountains

Along the eastern border, forming a natural barrier between Swaziland and Mozambique, is a line of rugged volcanic hills known as the Lubombos, which rise abruptly from the lowveld to some 600m. This range extends far beyond Swaziland, following the Mozambique border north through the Kruger National Park and south into KwaZulu-Natal.

The Lubombos themselves are wild and beautiful – home to some exciting hikes, excellent community projects and rare fauna and flora. These wild hills harbour some unusual habitats, with the rare flora and fauna found nowhere else in the country.

A new initiative is opening up a number of eco-walking trails. The Lubombo Eco Trails is aimed at providing the adventure seeker with a unique ecological and cultural experience. It is a community-focused initiative: a growing adventure trails network including hiking, mountain biking, 4×4 routes, bird watching, cultural routes and river rafting. The Eco Trails will initiate a number of community-based enterprises, such as eco lodges and cultural attractions.

Accommodation at or near Lubombo Mountains
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.
Mhlumeni Bush Camp
Lubombo Conservancy
Luxury tents with spectacular views of the surrounding Mlawula Nature Reserve.
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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This project is made up of 4 of Eswatini's nature reserves teeming with flora and fauna.
A wild reserve waiting to be discovered with a great biodiversity on offer.
One of Swaziland’s earliest colonial settlements, and today offers a handful of accommodation options for travellers.
Privately owned reserve with plentiful giraffe offering walking and cycling tours
Eswatini's largest protected park with 4 of the Big 5.
Set at the top of the Lubambos, this reserve is home to the Shewula Mountain Camp.
A lush green landscape with combining industry, colonial history and two 9-hole golf courses.
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An untouched wilderness ready to be explored, along with community run accommodation.
A lush green landscape with combining industry, colonial history and two 9-hole golf courses.
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One of the very best highland reserves in Southern Africa.
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A private nature reserve home to the tumbling Phophonyane River and Falls.
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Lubombo Mountains