Mlawula Nature Reserve


Accommodation at Mlawula includes the Magadzavane Lodge, a forty bed lodge with furnished en-suite units, restaurant, bar, conference centre and swimming pool. Situated 15km away from Siteki on the edge of the Lubombo escarpement, near the Goba/Mhlumeni border, the lodge has spectacular views of the valley below.


Nestled on a mountain plateau, it provides a panoramic view of the rolling Swazi hills as they disappear into the horizon,from where the most heart warming sunset shall appear.The food tastes fresh and amazing,yet affordable. Catch a game of football at the bar and have fun with the vibey locals. The bar is well-stocked and the bartender friendly and knowledgeable. Its gem.



Mlawula Nature Reserve has a number of trails, ranging in duration from 1.5 hours to 2 days (all water must be carried) offering a rare opportunity for visitors to walk self-guided through the bushveld to experience the more intimate encounters with nature and wildlife. The trails in the Lubombo mountains provide excellent views across Swaziland to the west and as far as the Mozambique coast in the east. Mlawula is renowned for its ancient caves some of which can be reached via day trails.

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Izele is supported by
Darwin Initiative Wildlands Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust Critical Ecosystem Partnership fund

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