Do not miss the chance to hike down to the Mbuluzi River and gorge. While on this picturesque hike through the nature reserve, you will get a chance to spot the rich birdlife in this pristine forest. When arriving at the river, you might just be lucky enough to spot one of the numerous crocodile making their home in the Mbuluzi River.
Shewula Nature Reserve covers 2650ha of land put aside by the local community for conservation. It is part of the Lubombo Conservancy and is home to the very popular Shewula Mountain Camp, which enjoys a spectacular location on top of the Lubombo Mountains. On a clear day you can see down to the Indian Ocean to the east and across Eswatini (Swaziland) to the mountains of Malolotja to the west. This pioneering eco-tourism project has become one of the most successful of its kind in southern Africa. The community own and manage the project and profits go towards local development projects, including orphan care and wind power. Activities include guided nature walks down to the Mbuluzi Gorge, through beautiful scenery in search of crocodiles, birds and other wildlife, and mountain bike (or donkey cart!) rides around the plateau.