Ngwempisi Wilderness Area

Just one hour’s drive south of Mbabane through the fertile and beautiful Malkerns Valley to Mankayane, one of Swaziland’s oldest towns, takes you to one of the most ruggedly beautiful areas of Swaziland. The Ngwempisi River has sliced its way through the sandstone and shale of the Ntfungulu Hills to create the Ngwempisi Gorge, a land where middleveld and lowveld savannah typify this eco-region. Here flatlands and undulating hills range from a mere 50 metres to 800 metres above sea level. This is an example of the diverse geology prevalent in Swaziland that makes it the strikingly beautiful country it is – and ensures that hiking here is always a challenging and satisfying experience.