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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Ngwempisi Wilderness

Ngwempisi Wilderness is a wild corner of Swaziland and offers challenging hiking to those prepared to rough it. Its rugged landscape centres upon a spectacular 20km gorge, formed where the Ngwempisi river carves east through the Ntfungulu hills. This is an example of the diverse geology prevalent in Swaziland that makes it the strikingly beautiful country it is – and ensures that hiking here is always a challenging and satisfying experience. A community project offers simple but spectacular accommodation at Kopho Lodge, on the north side, and a network of trails around the rugged slopes. Kopho Lodge lies just over the lip of the gorge and looks down onto the river. This ingenious structure is wedged among granite boulders and split over five levels, with interconnecting passages that brilliantly complement the natural rock.

Activities in the Ngwempisi Wilderness Area
Accommodation in or near the Ngwempisi Wilderness Area
Swazi Dreams
Ngwempisi Wilderness
Traditional Beehive Huts set in the untouched Ngwempisi Wilderness
Willows Lodge
Malkerns
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Summerfield Resort
Summerfield Botanical Garden
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Bushbaby Lodge @ Nkonyeni
Nkonyeni Golf Estate
Modern and peaceful lodge pitched on the popular Nkonyeni Golf Estate.
Beautifully presented chalets set in lush gardens of the Malkerns Valley.
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Nkonyeni Lodge
Nkonyeni Golf Estate
High-end accommodation with set within the stunning Nkonyeni Golf Estate.
Stunning converted farmhouse in the thriving Malandela's Complex.
Foresters Arms Hotel
Mhlambanyatsi
Country rustic hotel set high in the mountains with beautiful food
Brookside Lodge
Malkerns
Tranquil lodge set amongst extensive and beautiful gardens in Malkerns.
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Ngwempisi Wilderness