The diversity of Malolotja Nature Reserve
Malolotja Nature Reserve is very versatile. Whether you are looking for a physical challenge in the form of a hike, a refreshing dip in one of the waterholes, camping in the middle of breathtaking nature, Malolotja has it all. A professional trail guide is always on the watch so you never have to worry about getting lost in the mountains or having wildlife in your tent. The hiking trails in the 18,000-hectare Malolotja reserve are perfect for the experienced hiker, winding around the park’s three highest mountains: the Mgwayiza, Ngwenya, and Silotfwane. The latter borders the South African province of Mpumalanga. Ngwenya Mountain is Swaziland’s second-highest mountain at 1,829 meters. Curious what adventure activity you can undertake here? Scroll down and see Charlie in action on the canopy tour through the rugged area.
The Phophonyane Falls are magnificent waterfalls, where the water flows down some 100 meters over a length of 3 kilometres in some places! The rocks and waterholes make it a fairytale experience. The area is located about eight kilometres north of the Piggs Peak town.
You can go hiking, mountain biking but you can also jump into a jeep to see this beautiful natural phenomenon. Undoubtedly, you will also spot many animals as it is the habitat of hundreds of birds and small game, such as the red diver, the local bird Narina-trogon and various bushbucks.
Old mines of Bulembu
The perfect place for an overnight stay during your visit to Malolotja Nature Reserve is the adjacent village of Bulembu. When the inhabitants were still fully active in the mine, mainly excavating red and black earth, the village had more than ten thousand inhabitants. After the mine closed (about 20 years ago) it emptied and only a handful of inhabitants remained. The village was later renovated and small hotels were built. It is such a serene place; the laidback and nostalgic atmosphere has lingered to this day!