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Malolotja Nature Reserve

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Address: 20km north of Mbabane, Swaziland
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With 26 waterfalls, hills and pristine forests, the reserve offers top...

With 26 waterfalls, hills and pristine forests, the reserve offers top scenery and opportunity to see numerous animals and rare birds.

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Great campsites! I felt like I was in an Northern Europe country but surrounded by blesboks... The campsites have a communal ablution block, toilets, great hot shower and place... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great campsites! I felt like I was in an Northern Europe country but surrounded by blesboks... The campsites have a communal ablution block, toilets, great hot shower and place for dish washing. Each campsite has a small table and a braai area made with local stones which only added more charm to the celtic atmosphere! This Reserve was a great... More 

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Naples, FL
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315 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped after seeing Sibebe rock and the rock art paintings. It was a peaceful place to have a very reasonable lunch while watching all the grazing wild game. The mushroom soup was outstanding!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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194 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely highlands with expansive vistas. On a rough dirt road about 5 kilometers from the cabins there is a lovely view. The park is not teeming with game, but I saw numerous blesbok antelope and some zebras and warthogs. Lovely, mountainous scenery. The cabins are inexpensive and perfectly comfortable. The food at the restaurant was good, too. Unfortunately, the restaurant... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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899 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This reserve is not particularly scenic. The main reason to go is to see two famous waterfalls. The guidebooks don't tell you but it is at least a 3 hour hike to get a good view. If you don't mind hiking through rather listless surroudings, then go. But be prepared for rain and a muddy hike.

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1 Thank dmittleman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went to Malolotja back in July and the ziplining was fantastic!!! I would highly recommend it and I would definitely do it again if I'm ever back in Swaziland. The guides were friendly and helpful, not to mention the stunning scenery.

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Erbil
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Malolotja Nature Reserve and its canopy tour are a must-visit and experience if you are in Swaziland. The rolling landscape is amazing even at wintertime. The guides assured its breathtaking at spring and summer when the flora is thriving. But our best time is gliding through the treetops! The sight as you slide through the lush forest is beautiful. Our... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

An amazing, quite and beautiful park for hiking. We visited the park during winter, in July. The landscape was breathtaking, although a bit brownish and dry. We also had to deal with crazy weather which kept changing from warm-sunny to cold & windy every few hours. While we immensely enjoyed hiking, we felt we could have chosen a better time... More 

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Evander, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful. We stayed in two bugalows -9 people in all. The bungalows have two rooms each with a double bed in room with 3 x single beds in the other room (one bed is a bunk bed). 6 x People can sleep here comfortly. An additional single bed mattress is reachable by ladder from the... More 

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Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We spend the long weekend camping at Malolotja Nature Reserve with friends. All camp sites to have a water point, dustbin and braai facility. Although there is no electricity, the bathrooms is clean and do have hot water. The camp sites is reasonably level but do not have a lot of shade. Most of the camp sites is also more... More 

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Mbabane, Swaziland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The price was definitely the selling point for this pace as a weekend break destination. With this in mind, we didn’t expect much, and even took our own pillows expecting backpacker quality at best. We couldn’t have been more wrong! The beds were comfortable and clean with good quality white bedding, and if anything too many pillows. The cabin itself... More 

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