Mlawula Nature Reserve

October 2018 Driving east towards the eSwatini / Mozambique border at Lomahasha, the MR3 passes through Hlane Royal National Park then through the lush greens of Eswatini’s sugar plantations before rising from the lowlands to traverse the Lebombo Mountains. Here, in this northeastern corner of the country human activity and Read more…

A Giant In A Small Kingdom

Sibebe Rock October 2018 Just a few short kilometres northeast of eSwatini’s capital city another adventure of sizeable magnitude awaits explorers of this wonderfully diverse Kingdom: Sibebe Rock. For the more adventurous with the right vehicle there is a wonderfully scenic route along backroads from Maguga Dam to Sibebe. This Read more…

The World’s Oldest Mine

(Majolotja Nature Reserve Part 1) October 2018 Nature Conservation in eSwatini Almost all nature conservation in eSwatini is managed by one of two organisations, eSwatini National Trust Commission (ENTC) and Big Game Parks of eSwatini. The formation of both these organisations can be attributed to the foresight of King Sobuza Read more…

Along the eSwatini Border

October 2018 After tea and freshly baked scones with relatives in Barberton and a fascinating morning exploring the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail, I turned south off the R40 a few hundred metres from the Josefsdal border-post, following the sign towards Diepgezet. But first a bit of a detour… Asbestos mining and Read more…