|11 May 2016
Small but Mighty Luxurious
Swaziland may be small, but what it lacks for in size it certainly makes up for with its ‘mighty fine’ lodges and hotels.
Luxury is not new to the nation nestled within the borders of South Africa. Whether you are looking for a weekend break or an extended holiday to unwind, Swaziland offers a host of accommodation options to suit your every need.
Ematjeni Guest House, which means, ‘on the rocks’, is situated on the edge of a mountain with the most breathtaking views across the valley to the great Sibebe Rock. This is the largest granite outcrop in the world and home to the rare black eagle. Ematjeni offers both tranquility and adventure in abundance. Guests can experience white water rafting, 4×4 trails, horse riding, an Aerial Canopy Tour and golf nearby, plus many other activities in the surrounds. The striking stone house offers classic rooms leading onto a balcony with panoramic views and with personal and friendly service from owners and staff, generous country breakfasts, with dinner and indulgent massages, a stay here will truly be luxurious.
Mkhaya, a charming, rustic stone camp in the heart of the 10 000 ha Mkhaya Game Reserve, which is surrounded by ancient fig, leadwood, knob thorn and giant sausage trees, makes this the perfect Swazi getaway. Beneath this canopy of trees, rustic stone and thatched cottages are situated along a dry riverbed. These semi-open chalets have low walls and pillars, with large spaces between the walls and thatch roof, allowing in the sights, sounds and scents of the bush ensuring that you feel as though you are part of nature. Meals are served either in the thatched lapa or under a sausage tree in front of a roaring log fire and guests can enjoy game drives or walking safaris with experienced rangers to spot rare black rhino, roan, sable and elephant and abundant bird life such as the elusive Narina Trogon.
Bordering Mantenga Nature Reserve and tucked beneath Sheba’s Mountain in the heart of the Ezulwini Valley is the Mogi Boutique Hotel. With its serene mountains and valley views, walking trails and al fresco breakfasts serenaded by birds, guests feel relaxed from the day they arrive. Chic luxurious suites and stylish modern rooms offer luxurious finishes while wildlife sanctuaries, cultural tours, golf resorts and adventure activities all just minutes away, make this boutique hotel a great stay in Swaziland.
Amidst the setting of legendary romance and breathtaking natural scenery, Phophonyane Falls Eco Lodge and Nature Reserve is a unique and special place. A team of friendly Swazi staff welcome you to this tranquil nature lover’s paradise. Guests can choose between comfortable cottages, riverside rustic Safari Tents or traditional Swazi Beehives, each blending into the lush sub-tropical forest. During the day, explore refreshing natural rock pools, a stunning hilltop pool with views, waterfalls, walks, hikes and excellent birdwatching. In the evenings, healthy home-cooked meals and fine wines in the stylish restaurant with a roaring log fire, await guests. This secluded eco hideaway for travellers is magical natural retreat for everyone who visits.
Visit the website for more accommodation options available in The Kingdom of Swaziland – you will be spoiled for choice.
Swaziland may be small, but it gives its visitors a magnificent stay! Take the time and enjoy the hospitality that this nation has to offer.