Conserving Eswatini's Natural and Cultural Heritage
Eswatini National Trust Commission

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.

Purple crested turaco
Malolotja view

Visitor Information

Opportunities include visits to the SNTC nature reserves, varying from the mountainous splendour of Malolotja Nature Reserve to the bushveld experience of Mlawula Nature Reserve.

Treetop Canopy Tours: Visitors can experience the thrill of gliding through the forest canopy within Malolotja Nature Reserve, the last mountain wilderness area in Swaziland. The canopy tour offers views of towering cliff faces and across the forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are trained professionals and this breath taking experience can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Mlawula, Malolotja and Mantenga Nature Reserves all have a wide diversity of flora and fauna, as a result of their geology, topography and climate, Malolotja including highveld mountains and valleys, Mantenga a transition from highveld to middleveld, and Mlawula including lowveld and the Lubombo mountains.

A visit to Ngwenya Mine, in the southern end of Malolotja Nature Reserves can include viewing Lion Cavern, the world's oldest mine, the dramatic views of Ngwenya Iron Ore Mine, the more recent mining of iron ore.

Malolotja Nature Reserve is known for its wild flowers, including rare and unusual plants. A visit in springtime offers the opportunity to see the display of spring flowers. Mlawula's flora is similarly diverse, and of particular note are the Lebombo Ironwood forests, with the rare cycad, Encephalartos striatus.

The National Museum and the King Sobhuza II Park are situated in Lobamba, and offer opportunities to find out more about Swaziland's cultural heritage. Nearby, Mantenga Nature Reserve includes the Swazi Cultural Village, which features daily performances by their traditional dance troupe.

Our Contacts:
Head Quarters: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

King Sobhuza II Park: (+268) 2416 1489/1179

National Museum: (+268) 2416 1489/1179


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

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