The cabins at Malolotja are situated near the main entrance gate to the reserve, with views over a small valley in open sourveld grassland, with the more dramatic mountains of the reserve in the distance. Malolotja offers 8 self-catering cabins, fully equipped, including bedding and towels. The cabins accommodate five people in each (two bedrooms, one with a single and a bunk bed). The cabins each have an outdoor area set up for braais. There is also a restaurant and bar located next to the cabins, open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm for breakfast and light meals.
There is also a restaurant and bar located next to the cabins,opening from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm for breakfast and light meals.Each log cabin have an outdoor area set up for braais.
Malolotja’s 200km of trails offer some of the finest hiking in southern Africa, from gentle morning walks to multi-day wilderness hikes. Malolotja’s climate is highly variable, and hikers should come prepared for all weather. A limited network of rough roads is not really designed for game viewing but serves to reach the trailheads. Mountain bikes can be hired at the entrance gate. For a more adrenaline-charged experience, the Malolotja Canopy Tour comprises a 50m suspension bridge and 11 wooden platforms ingeniously affixed to the steep sides of Silotshwane Gorge. Participants zip-line from platform to platform on a steel cable high above the forest canopy and Majolomba river.
Malolotja is one of the very best highland reserves in southern Africa, its 18,000ha wilderness of high rolling hills and deep forested river gorges offering a genuine wilderness in which hikers can lose themselves for days. The Malolotja river rises in the reserve, plunging over the 95m Malolotja Falls on its way to the Nkomati river, which cuts east towards the Indian Ocean. The rocks beneath Malolotja are among the oldest in the world – some, known as the Swaziland Supergroup, having being laid down as ocean sediment over 3.5 billion years ago, before metamorphosing under heat and pressure into the shales and quartzites we see today. The reserve entrance is just a 30-minute drive from either Mbabane or Piggs Peak. Visitors can stay at the campsite or in self-catering log cabins. Alternatively they can stay in traditional beehive chalets – complete with modern interiors – at nearby Hawane resort, which runs activities into and around the reserve, including horse-riding. A small dam at Hawane is good for bird watching and fishing.