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Lion Cavern

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Great views of the Swazi countryside

We enjoyed our hike up to the cavern. The views were beautiful and it was a very easy hike. The... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Eileen P
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Second oldest ancient site "IN THE WORLD"

Very early homo-sapien sapiens, or possibly a race of hominoids prior to "us", were mining here at... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
gnehra
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Muskegon, Michigan
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26 Oct 2018
“Great views of the Swazi countryside”
18 Oct 2018
“Second oldest ancient site "IN THE WORLD"”
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Ngwenya Mine, Ngwenya H105, Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We enjoyed our hike up to the cavern. The views were beautiful and it was a very easy hike. The stairs at the top are rickety and old, so watch your step. It is worth the visit just for the views! The cave wasn't much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eileen P
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Very early homo-sapien sapiens, or possibly a race of hominoids prior to "us", were mining here at least 43,000 years ago. Absolutely incredible. A "must see" if you are anywhere in this part of Africa.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gnehra
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The tour takes about 3 hours. It includes the introduction of the museum, a short hiking to the dam and finally reaches lion cavern. I also saw some tables and BBQ stove but not sure if needs to reserve. It's only 1 guide (also the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Hsu-Wei-Chun
Reviewed 26 June 2017

On Ngwenya Mountain there is/was a rich deposit of Haematite. 3 Iron Age mines existed, 1 of which was totally destroyed during modern mining operations, one was damaged and is hard to get to and this the 3rd was saved by the mining company. The...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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