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Magnificent Maguga Dam

Manzini, Swaziland

A 25km diversion along the Mbabane/Pigg’s Peak Route.

With a capacity of 332 million cubic metres of water and a wall 115metres tall, Maguga is the highest dam in the region. Since it was opened by his Majesty King Mswati III in 2002, a diversity of tourism attractions have been developed in this unique and truly beautiful part of rural Swaziland. Travelling in a northerly direction provides the most spectacular views of the area and over the dam. About 24km along the Mbabane/Pigg’s Peak road is a clearly market turning to Maguga Lodge on the right. About 4km along the winding main road the vista shortly opens up to reveal the first sight of Maguga Dam. Maguga Lodge on the left provides second-to-none views of the dam. This is a perfect stopover in the area and even if not staying the right, it is well worth stopping at the lodge for refreshments or a meal at the lodge while enjoying the stunning vista from the rustic verandah. About one km further on is the Maguga View Site Restaurant with spectacular views over the spillway and later, on the left community run Maguga Dam Viewsite. Shortly after the view site is the T-junction that meets the main Mbabane/Pigg’s Peak road.


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