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Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge

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Restaurants

The Driftwood Restaurant

The Driftwood Restaurant at the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge features a romantic and tasteful African ambience, spaciously laid out with high ceilings and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The restaurant's a-la-carte menu offers a variety of meals for guests to choose from, including Swazi traditional dishes, and a wine list with an excellent selection of fine South African wines. The beautiful viewing deck is available to guests for meals at their request.
 

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Swimming

Guests staying at the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge have the unique opportunity to swim in the natural rock pool which is located near the lower Phophonyane Falls from where magnificent views of the valley below can be admired.

Walking and hiking

Walking trails leading to breathtaking views of the waterfalls, cascades and the surrounding mountains and forest can be enjoyed during a stay at the Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve in Swaziland.

4x4 Drives

Exciting 4x4 drives to the Gobolondlo Mountain as well as to historical sites and the Nsangwini Bushmen paintings can be explored.

Excursion to the Kruger National Park

Guests who wish to experience the untamed African bush with the 'Big Five' may enjoy a day trip to the Kruger National Park in South Africa which is only 70 km away from the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge.

Trips

Guests have the opportunity to visit art and craft markets in the close proximity of the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge as well as the wide expanses of the Malololtja Nature Reserve and the giant Maguga Dam.

Gobolondo Mountain Drive

Visitors are encouraged to take the twenty minutes climb and be rewarded with the most beautiful 360º panorama.  When looking west to where the Lomita, Shashawane and Shelangubo rivers traverse the Makhonjwa Hills and the Sondeza Mountain ranges, creating spectacular gorges.

Further South Bulembu Mountain towers over the Bulembu Village and forestry plantations, soaring to an impressive 1862 metres, the highest Mountain in the Kingdom. Cast your eyes to the South of Bulembu into the majestic Malolotja Mountain Reserve and the Ngwenya Mountain.

To the east views stretch down to the Lowveld where the Mnjoli and Sand River Dams glimmer in the distance against the Lubombo Range in the background.

To the north, the Ntfonjeni valley spreads beneath you displaying Swazi homestead life and across the border to South Africa where Lake Matsamo soothes the eye. On the short but steep walk up the mountain, the nature lover will marvel at the lichen covered rock formations, the stands of the montane forest with soaring tree ferns, and the array of mountain flowers.

Bird watching

The Phophonyane Nature Reserve in Swaziland is home to over 230 bird species as well as the Wood Owl.  Bushbaby sounds and sightings can be enjoyed here.

Visit to the Nsangwini Bushman Paintings

Overlooking the Maguga dam and the lower Komati River in Swaziland, the stunning rock paintings can be found in the hills of the Nsangwini area. Ancient figures meticulously drawn on the rock in the cave reflect the dance, fight and hunting of a period naturally lived.

The spectacular "birdmen" painting especially provokes the mind, as one wonders whether this was the portrayal of the spiritual component of life in the Nsangwini Rock Shelter. Through human beings quest for reasonable detail, these paintings have been outlined but remain a prehistoric artistic display of an ancient way of life written on the rock by our ancestors.

Reading and relaxing

The Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge features a comfortable lounge area where guests find a great collection of travel and art books, as well as a well - stocked library.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Braai & Barbeque
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Laundry services
  • Porters
  • Safari drives
  • Tours & Transfers on Request

Available Rooms

Cottage 1

# Rooms:
2

Each Cottage at the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge in Swaziland is individually woven into the lush fabric of tall sub-tropical forest. There is no place in the lodge where the soothing sound of the running water isn`t heard.

Cottage 1

  •     1 Double bed/upstairs
  •     1 Single bed/upstairs
  •     2 Single beds/downstairs
  •     One bathroom with shower
  •     Self catering
  •     Maximum of 5 guests

Cottage 2

  •     1 Double bed/upstairs
  •     2 Single beds/downstairs
  •     One bathroom with bath and shower
  •     Self catering
  •     Maximum four guests
Single Room R1590
Double Room R2210

Cottage 2

# Rooms:
2

Each Cottage at the Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge in Swaziland is individually woven into the lush fabric of tall sub-tropical forest. There is no place in the lodge where the soothing sound of the running water isn`t heard.

Cottage 1
 

  • 1 Double bed/upstairs
  • 1 Single bed/upstairs
  • 2 Single beds/downstairs
  • One bathroom with shower
  • Self catering
  • Maximum of 5 guests


Cottage 2

  • 1 Double bed/upstairs
  • 2 Single beds/downstairs
  • One bathroom with bath and shower
  • Self catering
  • Maximum four guests
Single Room R1590
Double Room R2210

Cottage 3

# Rooms:
1

Cottage 3

  • 1 room
  • 1 King sized bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Self catering
  • Maximum two guests
Single Room R1590
Double Room R2210

Beehive 1

# Rooms:
2

Beehive 1

  • 1 room
  • 1 King size bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Non self catering
  • Maximum 2 guests

Beehive 2

  • 1 room
  • 1 King sized bed
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Non self catering
  • Mamximum 3 guests
Single Room R1660
Double Room R2360

Beehive 2

# Rooms:
2

Beehive 1

  • 1 room
  • 1 King size bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Non self catering
  • Maximum 2 guests


Beehive 2

  • 1 room
  • 1 King sized bed
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower
  • Non self catering
  • Mamximum 3 guests
Single Room R1660
Double Room R2360

Standard Tent

# Rooms:
4

Tent 1 & 2

  • 1 room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Single bed
  • Seperate bathroom with shower
  • Shared self catering
  • Maximum 3 guests

Tent 3 & 4

  • 1 room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Single bed
  • Seperate bathroom with shower
  • Non self catering
  • Maximum 3 guests
Single Room R1060
Double Room R1510

Luxury Tent

# Rooms:
2

Tent 5

  • 1 room
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower
  • Non self catering
  • Maximum 2 guests
Single Room R1260
Double Room R1730
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.898351

Longitude: 31.294829

Directions

Situated in the northwest of Swaziland, 14km North of Piggs Peak, the Phophonyane Lodge and Nature Reserve is easily accessible from routes passing north-south between Mpumalanga and Zululand, as well as east-west between Maputo and Johannesburg.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star