I have, for the past 15 years, been going for leisure and business, about 8 times per year to Swaziland but cannot always choose my accommodation, as it is booked by the company. I have stayed at most hotels in the Mbabane area, but since my first stay at Foresters Arms it was and remains my favourite! The hotel is situated in Mhlambanyatsi, about 25km (½ hour drive) from Mbabane in the middle of eucalyptus plantations. Rooms are very comfortable, most were recently renovated, and most important clean! There is always hot water in the bathroom. You can even go for a leisurly horse ride through the forests, at exceptionally reasonable cost. Staff is all very friendly, helpful and efficient. The food is exquisite, and à la carte, not the usual buffet. They will tell you portions are small, but you can have more than one of the courses on the menu – at no extra cost. Even Ruth, the hotel’s manager will encourage you to order more! Trust me, the portions are not small at all, so order one course at a time, and when it wasn’t enough, just order. For people travelling between Mpumalanga and KwaZulu/Natal in South Africa, the area is an ideal stop-over: from Jeppe’s Reef/Matsamo border crossing is will take about 2h driving (if driving this road, do make the 15km detour via Maguga Dam and make a stop at the viewpoints – wonderful scenery). From Golela/Lavumisa border about 3h. Crossing at Oshoek/Ngwenya border, less than 1h.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Foresters Arms is gloriously situated near Mbabane in the heart of the kingdom on scenic paved roads; ideally placed for all Swaziland's attractions. It is a place of great character and charm with excellent accommodation overlooking the gardens, pool and valley and offering exceptional value for money. All rooms are en suite with quality cotton linen and heated towel rails; central heating for chilly weather. Great atmosphere with log fires in the lounge, restaurant and bar. Exceptional food, cooked and served with care and pride; featuring imaginative menus, home made breads and ice-creams. Malaria free area. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and gardens. Friendly, helpful and well-trained staff, tourist information/bookings available. Country walks/hiking, bird-watching, horse riding, mountain biking. The attractive Usuthu Golf course adjoins the property. Fitness room, sauna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Foresters Arms Mbabane
- Foresters Arms Swaziland/Mbabane