Accommodation - Rock Lodge which is basic and rustic style, dorms, outside showers and toilet – but is it under renovations as mentioned.
Hiking in Ngwempisi is offered as a bookable experience by local adventure tour operator All Out Africa. Planned hiking trips vary from 1 – 3 Nights stopping off at various accommodations including Ngwempisi River Camp (basic camping facilities), Khelekhele Camp (no facilities at camp), and the impressive Rock Lodge (dormitories or camping available, with ‘westernised’ toilets and rain showers).
As Ngwempisi Wilderness is a remote and rugged terrain, it is recommended to experience with a guide. All Out Africa hiking guide are experienced working with a range of international guests from countries all over the world. They work with school expeditions in the winter months and have worked with hiking parties ranging in size from 2 to 23 people, and of all ages. The lead guides are St John’s Ambulance first aid trained and have attended workshops on customers, health and safety and child protection. They have also undertaken field based training with senior hiking and undergone a snake awareness training course, important in Eswatini. They are able to converse in English with all guests.
Ngwempisi Gorge falls within the central region of Swaziland, about an hour south of Mbabane. It is situated in the Ntfungula Hills, approximately 30km from Malkerns on the Mankayane - Velezizweni Road. The area offers an off-the-beaten track hiking experience on a series of community run trails, that run along the dramatic scenery of the Ngwempisi Gorge. You will see the rich and varied diversity of thorny mixed savannah woodland, riparian forest and granite rock formations of this rugged landscape. They have 2 camping sites – Mankayane and Khelekhele Camp Accommodation - Rock Lodge which is basic and rustic style, dorms, outside showers and toilet.
Hiking distances Mankayane Drop Off to Ngwempisi River Camp is 2.5kms Ngwempisi River Camp to Khelekhele Camp is 9kms Khelekhele Camp to Rock Lodge is 10kms