Eswatini National Trust Commission

News and Events

Nature Reserves now on Google Earth street view.
October 2013

The major roads within the nature reserves were photographed by Google for the Google Earth street view in May this year, and this is now live.

Related pages:
Malolotja Nature Reserve
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Mantenga Nature Reserve

Malolotja Nature Reserve has been nominated to be the 8th wonder of the world - Read more
June 2013

Malolotja Nature Reserve and Phophonyane Nature Reserve have been listed on Virtual Tourist, a Trip Adviser company, as a potential 8th Wonder of the World. They are up against attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Hells Canyon and even Hollywood! Visitors to the site are able to vote for which natural wonder they want to take the 8th place, and can even vote numerous times (once a day).

Swaziland Birds Database available online.
January 2013

The Swaziland Bird Checklist information has been updated into a database format with individual pages for each species. Special thanks to Phil Perry for providing a number of photos for this purpose. Printable checklists for Swaziland as well as for specific areas are available.

Swaziland Birds Database

Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies Checklists
June 2012

Provisional checklists of Swaziland's Butterflies and Swaziland's Dragonflies and Damselflies, including photos, species information and distribution maps, have been added to the website.

Related pages:
Swaziland Butterfly Checklist
Swaziland's Odonata Checklist

Weekly Feature

Mlawula Nature Reserve

Mlawula is Swaziland’s finest lowveld reserve, it stretches up into the mountainous Lubombo region, accounting for its wide diversity of flora and fauna. This is the classic African landscape of flat topped trees and stretches of long waving grass. There are unique areas like the Androstachys forest and the cycad Encephalartos umbeluziensis which is found only in this 16 000 hectare reserve. There is a choice of two separate camping sites. Sifiso camp has an ablution block, running water and curious, though tame, ostriches. The camp is situated on the banks of a seasonal river, there are vast trees to sit under in dense green shade. There is also an attractive mountain top camp, Mapelepele. This has four large furnished tents on platforms, each with their own outdoor showers which are perched on the top of a cliff, giving excellent views whilst you bathe.

Related pages:
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Mlawula Archaeology
Visiting SNTC Areas
Mlawula Flora
Mlawula Fauna

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