Malolotja Nature Reserve
Malolotja Nature Reserve
4.5
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY1,114 contributions
Jul 2022
You must arrange for a guide in advance via the park's office as you run the risk fo getting lost along the way. We did the hike to the dual waterfalls from Logwaja view point. A low clearance, 2WD vehicle was sufficient to get there but the guide had to get out and assist in directed us around the last half kilometer or so, so be prepared.

There are plenty of herbivores in the park so, if you are lucky, you'll be able to see some elusive eland, the largest of antelopes.

Hike time in total was about 5 hours - start as early as possible as you descend and then ascend back.

Park's office number via WhatsApp is +268-7806-8934.
Written 25 July 2022
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138sharonj
Pretoria, South Africa44 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Amazing is the only words i can think of this nature reserves is on top of mountains and has spectacular views the chalets have cozy fire place and camp grounds are private and cozy camp bathrooms are super clean
Written 1 May 2022
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Martin H
Johannesburg, South Africa105 contributions
Jan 2020
The Malolotja Reserve has it's own unique beauty compared to the other SNTC or BGP reserves in the country. The canopy tour is highly recommended. Cost is E695 per person which includes a bottle of water afterwards as well as sandwiches at the restaurant. The trip is well organised, extremely safe and well worth it for the views. Total time approximately 3 hours. Highly recommended.
Written 12 January 2020
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16Letitia16
Vancouver, Canada56 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Up in the hills, weather is not the same here as in the rest of the country. Check if there are storms, especially lightning as it takes many victims in this country & walking on the side of a lightning storm is less than ideal. Take a photo of the map, though it is not so helpful as some of the trails are not well marked or groomed. We tried this park twice. First time to the water fall but were told it was a loop, which it wasn't. This made the trail a bit confusing as we tried to find the "loop". Another trail was not well marked or groomed that it was meant to loop but we lost it half way through. Still a great place to visit with the right car. Roads are ok but hard on a regular car. And please check the weather before you go
Written 30 November 2019
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IL2000
Jerusalem, Israel7 contributions
Aug 2019
We were very disappointed with the staff here.
We should have chosen another destination for the canopy tour.
Written 4 November 2019
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JAKTracks
Roodepoort, South Africa308 contributions
Nov 2018
We really liked the camp site, nicely spread out. We were a big family group so we set up camp around the stone walled boma, The ablution are a little old but still neat and clean. The hot water comes from a wood fired boiler.

They have a small restaurant were we ordered toasted sandwiches.

They have abundant wildlife and many hikes to keep your busy, we book yourselves on the Canopy zip line tour, good fun.
Written 16 October 2019
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Tab W
Cincinnati, OH709 contributions
Nov 2018
It was a very foggy morning as we drove over to the Malolotja Nature Reserve, one of the country's premier, scenic natural attractions, and we were worried what visibility would be like.

It was foggy, but it kind of added to the atmosphere.

We had stopped at the visitor's center, and they'd given us a map and informed us where we would be able to travel without 4WD. There were limited roads for only 2WD, but we were told that there were a couple of roads we could take to get to viewpoints. It didn't take much driving to realize these were still pretty ambitious roads for only 2WD.

We tried to push on to the viewpoint, but with the roads worsening and ever larger rocks along the path, we kept worrying about getting stuck. We decided to reverse and turn around on the narrow pathway, but the car kept stalling. We thought it might be better to push through going forward until we found a wider spot that might better enable us to turn around. This was more successful, but we found ourselves back at the same spot, and our little Hyundai i10 couldn't make it through. I was literally about to the point where I was considering walking back to try and get help, but with a little more effort, we finally were unstuck. Little did I know that was just the beginning of our eSwatini troubles...
Written 9 October 2019
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Andre A
Sao Paulo, SP80 contributions
Sept 2019
Good facilities for camping and There is a huge network of trails in the park, which allows you to stay several days
Written 28 September 2019
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alexisflo
Brussels, Belgium48 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Great overnight trek organised by alloutafrica in the Malolotja reserve. Splendid sceneries. Wild camping close to a waterfall. Very well organised. Very friendly and helpful guides and porters. One of the highlights of our stay in SA and neighbouring countries.
Written 25 August 2019
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Pierre W
Brussels, Belgium22,283 contributions
Aug 2019
I should have liked to hike and camp for 2 nights inside the park but they didn't allow mebecause I was solo, but I could do day hikes (personally I think I am safer when I carry my backpack and I have everything I might need in case of injuries, sickness, bad weather, ... rather than on a day hike with a small pack). But the area near the entrance is not that nice, much of it has burnt (like everywhere in Swaziland and South Africa) ; if you have no vehicle to go to further trailheads, you must do at least a 5 or 6 hours hike to reach the best parts, the lower valley,...
The campsite is a bit close to the road, but otherwise idyllic with colourful birds and rock dassies.
The park is easily reached by frequent minibuses to Piggs Peak.
Written 8 August 2019
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