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Visitor Facilities in SNTC reserves

Malolotja Mlawula Mantenga Hawane

Malolotja Nature Reserve

Visitor facilities:

  • The Entrance Gate, which includes interpretive displays for visitors. There is a shop at the main entrance gate that sells a basic range of foodstuffs and drinks to tourists, reserve staff and people from neighbouring areas.
  • Visitor accommodation comprises 5 fully furnished and equipped log cabins and a single A frame unit.
  • The main campsite includes 15 sites each with barbeque facilities, and an ablution block.
  • Hiking: the reserve has a comprehensive network of approximately 200 km of hiking trails. Trails are marked with stone cairns and low impact trail signs. Hikers are provided with the opportunity to purchase detailed trail maps and a hiking guidebook.
  • For backpackers, there are 18 primitive campsites, each campsite consisting of a clearing in the bush near water.
  • Other visitor facilities include four viewpoints namely, Nkomati, Silotfwane, Logwaja and Ngwenya that are accessible by vehicle, and nine lookouts from various trails, that are only accessible on foot.
  • A small bird hide has been constructed at the Forbes Reef Dam.

Hawane Nature Reserve

Facilities at Hawane are currently limited to a small gate house at the entrance to the reserve.

Mantenga Nature Reserve

Visitor facilities include a restaurant, traditional accommodation units and luxury tents set under thatched roofs.

Mlawula Nature Reserve

Visitor facilities include:

  • The entrance gate offers interpretive displays, T-shirts, cold drinks, fire-wood, post-cards, check lists, and fishing permits
The bathroom at SARA bush camp The bathroom at SARA bush camp
  • SARA bush camp has 3 fully furnished luxury safari tents on raised wooden decks offering excellent views, with central kitchen, lounge area, flush toilets overlooking Siphiso valley, and the most unique open air bathroom in southern Africa.
Siphiso Campsite Siphiso Campsite
  • Siphiso camp is suitable for caravans or camping and consists of a thatched ablution building with showers, baths, toilets and washbasins, and a very large lawned area with taps and braai places. Shade is provided by indigeneous trees and 2 thatched summer houses.
  • Picnicking is facilitated at various attractive sites.
Rhino Pools Rhino pools Rhino Pools
  • 33 km of rough roads are open to visitors for game viewing. Guided day and night drives are offered in an open vehicle.
Khabane Cave Khabane Cave Khabane Cave
  • 7 walking trails are open to visitors to encourage a real bushveld experience. The trails lead through attractive Lubombo mountains, game rich valleys and to well renowned ancient caves.
Ndzindza view Ndzindza Ndzindza sunrise

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