Our logo is adapted from a painting by Phillip Dlamini, 1998, of a purple crested turaco. In traditional Swazi dress, the red feathers feature in the royal headdress, so this bird illustration is not only a symbol for wildlife conservation, but also of cultural heritage.
The average annual rainfall for Mlawula is estimated to be in the region of 500 to 600 mm. It is possible that the Ndzindza plateau (which forms the eastern half of the reserve) receives a higher rainfall, with the Siphiso Valley being slightly dryer due to a rain shadow effect.
Temperatures vary considerably between seasons and have high diurnal variation. Mid-winter average minimum and maximum temperatures are 10°C and 26°C respectively, and mid-summer temperatures 22°C and 36°C respectively. Humidities vary considerably, with monthly average humidities at 8.00 am being highest in autumn and lowest in spring, and at 2.00 pm being highest in late summer and lowest in mid-winter.
Head Quarters: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
King Sobhuza II Park: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
National Museum: (+268) 2416 1489/1179
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Malolotja Nature Reserve: (+268) 2444 3241 / (+268) 2416 1480
Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swati Cultural Village: 2416 1151/1178
Mlawula Nature Reserve: (+268) 2383 8885 (Reception)
(+268) 2383 8453 (Senior Warden)
Magadzavane Lodge: (+268) 2343 5108/9