Malolotja Game Reserve

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Malolotja Nature Reserve is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa. The spectacular scenery and the variety of fauna and flora makes it a prime highveld conservation area. It is the last unspoilt mountain wilderness left in Eswatini. The reserve extends over an area of 18 000 hectares in north-west of Eswatini, making it the largest proclaimed protected area in the Kingdom.

VISION

To be the best adventure and eco-tourism destination of choice offering products and activities for a lasting memorable exceptional experience to local and international visitors; to the benefit of Swati people and economy.

MISSION

  • Conservation of nature and preservation of cultural heritage,
  • The development and enforcement of nature conservation and cultural heritage legislation,
  • Environmentally responsible behaviour and practices,
  • Participate in commercially viable eco-tourism ventures,

GOALS

  • To deliver efficient & profitable operations through provision of high-quality services to showcase Swazi Natural Heritage.
  • To render exciting adventure and eco-tourism experience in a natural, pristine and mountainous landscape, for the appreciation of local and international visitors

OBJECTIVES

  • To maximise revenue generation through eco-tourism by 5% quarterly
  • To package tourism activities for various interests
  • To provide quality products/services to all our customers
  • To offer educational services for communities and schools on appreciation of nature

SERVICES AND AMENITIES

Accommodation: Malolotja offers 8 self-catering cabins, fully equipped, including bedding and towels. They accommodate five people each (two bedrooms, one with a single and a bunk bed). The cabins each have an outdoor area set up for braais.

Restaurant & bar: which offers a variety of dishes that appeal to anyone’s taste. Meals offered include a sumptuous breakfast, buffet for large groups but otherwise a-la-carte menu incorporating local, Portuguese and international cuisine. Restaurant is opened daily, from 0800h-1600h whilst the bar opens from 1000h-1800h. The restaurant is open to the public.

GATE ENTRY

  LOCALS INT
ADULTS E50 E70
CHILDREN E30 E50

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Malolotja Nature Reserve Rates 2023_24 (1)

Game viewing (self-provision): Malolotja also offers visitors an opportunity of taking a drive around the reserve by viewing the fauna and flora of the reserve

Campsites: the main campsite at Malolotja is situated near the main entrance, tucked into rock outcrops in a rocky ridge running through open grassland. The campsite includes 15 sites each with braai facilities, plus a communal braai area for larger groups and an ablution block including baths and showers, with hot water provided.  The sites are of varying sizes, some more appropriate for larger groups.

Backpacking: for the more adventurous hikers there are 19 backpacking camps, each one consisting of a clearing situated near water.

Hiking (self and guided): the reserve is well known as the hikers’ paradise with over 200kms of hiking trails. Visitors get to experience the wilderness Malolotja has to offer.

Adventure and leisure: Malolotja Nature Reserve is home to a huge diversity of flora and fauna. The wildflowers are particularly spectacular in spring, but an interesting range of flowers can be seen throughout the year. Birdlife includes rarities such as the blue swallow and bald ibis, as well as striped fluff tails, blackrumped buttonquails, Gurney’s sugars birds, Stanley’s bustard and ground woodpeckers. The reserve also includes the Oldest mine at Ngwenya, and Eswatini’s highest waterfall.

Treetop canopy tours: visitors can experience the thrill of gliding through the forest canopy within Malolotja, the last mountain wilderness area in Eswatini,

SERVICES AND ACTIVITIES

CAMPING

GAME DRIVE

CANOPY TOUR

RESTUARANT-BAR

CONFERENCE ROOM

FISHING

HIKING

WATERFALL

PICNICING

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