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Malolotja Nature Reserve

20km north of Mbabane, Swaziland
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Swaziland
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: With 26 waterfalls, hills and pristine forests, the reserve offers top scenery and opportunity to see numerous animals and rare birds.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

After going to Swaziland on a World Challenge Exhibition I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this reserve camping during out hiking and relaxation period. The facilities were great with toilets and showers and a bath, and a giant fire pit with seating around it, for at night times to all get together and chat. There was 21 of us in... More

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Swakopmund, Namibia
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I arrived by bike late evening (10pm) with only the security guard to assist. Luckily I had made a booking for the log cabin, and with very friendly and broken English I was quickly assisted and directed how to get to my appointed cabin "down the hill and right". Turned out to be a bit more of an challenge than... More

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Middelburg, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Malolotja is an amazing place. Typical African grassland with hills and valleys and more hills. The log cabins need some attention, but the scenery makes up for any lack of varnish. We were woken one night by a group of Jackal calling outside our cabin. It was an amazing experience! The hiking trails are very strenuous, but oh so worth... More

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We camped one night at Malolotja Nature Reserve and found the staff to be extremely friendly and helpful, especially the man at the front gate! It cost 70 Rand per person to camp for the night plus a 30 Rand entrance fee which was also per person. There was no electricity at the camp, at least if there was we... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Staff greeted me upon entrance and the guides were really friendly. My daughter had a great time. The tour lasted about two hours, there were only 5 total including the two safety guides. At the end of the tour, our meals (included in the tour price) was a great way to finish the day! I would have given it five... More

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Conway, Arkansas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you are looking to get away from crowds, this is the place. The visitor's center is beautiful, but deserted. The staff were friendly, but not very helpful. They give the impression of not being very knowledgeable about the park (and have more interest in African Idol on TV, anyway!). They will give you a rudimentary map of the park.... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had one full day in the nature reserve. The natural beauty of the place, was the among the most jar-dropping of our South Africa/Swaziland trip. Animals isn't the main focal point of this experience. The zipline adventure is amongst the most amazing things I have ever done. The tour guides were extremely sweet and calm. The scenery and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This national park is wonderfully quiet and an easy place to visit. The high altitude meadows are beautiful but bear in mind that the it can rain a lot, especially in summer, and the mountain mists can come down quickly. There are numerous mammals to see - Blesbok and Zebra are common around the visiting area; Black Wildebeest, Eland and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you are visiting in order to see animals you will be disappointed. There are beautiful views, best for walking if you are fit and like hills. Animals were few and far between and the roads you can drive without a 4x4 very limited. Their main attraction is the Canopy Tour. There are no game drives.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Our family did the canopy tour on route from southern Kruger to Mlilwane (we did not stay overnight at Malolotja). Having never done a canopy tour we have no basis for comparison, but we were very impressed -the staff is extremely safety conscious and friendly; the 10 zip lines and one suspension bridge are engineering masterpieces and are beautifully designed... More

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