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Swaziland Irrigation Projects

Project General Description The second phase of the Swaziland Lower Usuthu Basin Irrigation Scheme (LUSIP II) follows LUSIP I, which was approved on November 27, 2003 (and completed in 2010), following recognition. by the Government of the excellent opportunity offered by the natural resource potential of the lower Usuthu river basin. The entire LUSIP is aimed at diverting part of the

Swaziland/ Eswatini Dams

List of Dams In Eswatini A dam is defined as a barrier or structure across a stream, river or waterway to confine and then control the flow of water. Dams are structures built to retain water by forming a reservoir behind the structure. These are usually built across, or near, naturally flowing water to manage the water for human use. Here are the List of

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Eswatini's (formerly Swaziland) pioneer conservation area, a shining example of what is possible if passion, vision and action fuse.  Once a highly profitable multi-purpose farm, and being labeled an “impossible dream”, Mlilwane was proclaimed in 1961 and is now the kingdom’s most popular eco-destination for locals and internationals alike. The name 'Mlilwane' ('Little Fire' in siSwati) was

Mkhaya Game Reserve- Tours

Mkhaya is all about intimate encounters with some of Africa's icons.  All travel within the reserve is solely guided, by open Land Rovers or on foot, providing superb photographic opportunities and probably the best chance of seeing Black Rhino in the wild in Africa today. Mkhaya has been assisted with generous grants and support from the World Wide Fund for Nature,

Malolotja Nature Reserve

Malolotja is one of the very best highland reserves in southern Africa, its 18,000ha wilderness of high rolling hills and deep forested river gorges offering a genuine wilderness in which hikers can lose themselves for days. The Malolotja river rises in the reserve, plunging over the 95m Malolotja Falls on its way to the Nkomati river, which cuts east towards


Mbabane (pronounced Um-ba-ba-neh) is Swaziland’s capital city and has a magnificent setting, ringed by the craggy backdrop of the Dlangeni Hills. With an average height of 1243m, it sits firmly in the highveld, its temperate climate offering some relief during the hot season.  Today this area forms the heart of town, and houses banks, shops, internet cafés, tourist information and most

Piggs Peak

Piggs Peak is a popular resort located in the Hhohho Province of Swaziland, founded around gold prospecting in 1884. Situated near magnificent mountains and raging gorges, this area is considered to be the most scenic of the highveld attractions. Located nearby in some of the nature reserves are scenes containing the following – low shrubland, dense bush, majestic mountains and

Maguga Dam

Maguga Dam, an impresseive expanse of blue water, can be reached via a loop road east of the MR1, which crosses the Nkomati Valley at the dam wall. It is Swaziland’s largest reservoir and its wall, which stands 115m high, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. Visitors can pause to take in the view at various points. Boating and

Ngwenya Glass Tours

Ngwenya Glass is regarded as Africa’s most prestigious glass factory. Ngwenya pieces can be found in art galleries and airport shops around the world, and while in Swaziland you could score some of their signature works at wholesale prices. The factory uses age-old glass blowing techniques that have been passed onto local Swazi craftsmen since the opening in August 1987.

Great Usutu River

There is no shortage of thrilling activities in Swaziland, and for adventure lovers there’s no greater rush than an exhilarating white water rafting trip down Swaziland’s Great Usutu River. This excursion is the only one of its kind in the country, and is  available only through one tour operator, Swazi Trails. Half and full-day packages are available. Trained river guides