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.
Mantenga is an easily accessible nature reserve including middleveld woodland and highveld mountains, set along the Usushwana River. The camp is set in woodland, offering cultural heritage education and experience with Mantenga Falls being a highlight. It is ideal for groups, families, the outdoor adventure market, and nature lovers. It offers gread birding, and is easily accessed from the tourist hub of Ezulwini Valley.
We offer guided tours of the cultural village, a living museum of old traditions, representing a classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1850's.
Mantenga Cultural Village is the only tourist facility in Swaziland with its own fully-fledged permanent troupe. There are two performances each day, at 11:30 and at 15:15. The group can also be booked for private and additional performances.
Other activities available at Mantenga include hiking trails (including Sheba's Breasts/Lugogo Mountain), birding (self-guided) and picnicking - we offer a shady picnic site adjacent to the river below the falls.
The River Cafe offers an excellent view of our natural environment as you enjoy our sumptuous meals. We also cater for small and large functions. The restaurant seats 45 comfortably, or a total of 100 including the terrace. Lunch and dinner are available a la carte, or buffet for groups. A breakfast buffet is available as well as cooked breakfast a la carte. Children's meals are at half price (ages 5-11). Traditional food is also offered at the Cultural Village restaurant.
Accommodation at Mantenga consists of 26 chalets, en-suite, 4 with shower and bath, 22 with showers. The chalets are fully equipped and have electricity.
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