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Ngwenya Mine Visitor Centre

The Ngwenya Visitor Centre has fascinating displays that explain the different uses of the vast Ngwenya iron deposit over the last 43 000 years. Originally in the stone ages the mine was a source of red ochre and glitter for paint and decoration. Later when the first black people arrived in the region in around 350 AD it became a source of iron for traditional weapons and tools. Later still the rich deposit was used in modern mining enough iron was extracted to make all the cars on the road in southern Africa today. All these different uses are explained in comprehensive displays in the attractive Visitor Centre which is dramatically poised on the rim of the vast open cast pit.

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Ngwenya Mine Visitor Centre

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SNTC Headquarters: Parliament Road. P O Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland. Tel: (+268) 2416 1516, 2416 1489, 2416 1179. Fax: (+268) 2416 1875, 2416 1480. Email: info@sntc.org.sz
National Museum:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1875
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: curator@sntc.org.sz
King Sobhuza II Memorial Park:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1179, 2416 1489
Fax: 2416 1875
Email: ksmp@sntc.org.sz
Malolotja Nature Reserve:
Tel/Fax: (+268) 2444 3241
Cell: 7660 6755
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Mantenga Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2416 1151
2416 1178, Fax: 2416 1480
Email: culturalvillage@sntc.org.sz
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve:
Tel: (+268) 2343 5108/9
Fax: 2343 5111
Email: magadzavane@sntc.org.sz