Mlawula Nature Reserve
Mlawula is in the kingdom’s eastern reaches forms part of the Eswatini-Mozambique-South Africa Lubombo Trans-Frontier Conservation and Resource Area that was promulgated in June 2000.The reserve’s 16 500 ha encompass transitional landscapes between dry savannas and moist coastal thickets, thereby incorporating distinct ecological zones mountain ridge, valley and plateau. Mlawula’s northern boundary is marked by the perennial Mbuluzi River which is fed by the steep forested ravines that dissect the Lubombo plateau. Locally unique and picturesque are the rain-filled seasonal pans that occur along the plateau’s higher reaches. Mlawula offers accommodation in the Magadzavane, which is a 40-bedlodge with furnished en-suite units, restaurant, bar, conference center and pool. The complex was opened in March 2012 and is supplemented by a Safari tented camp and a spacious main camp for tents and caravans. Road access has been significantly improved, funded by the Republic of China-Taiwan.