One of Swaziland's premier natural attractions, the beautiful Malolotja Nature Reserve is a true wilderness area that’s rugged and, in the most part, unspoiled. The reserve is laced by streams and cut by three rivers, including the Komati, which flows east through a gorge in a series of falls and rapids until it meets the lowveld. No prizes for guessing that this spectacular area is a fantastic playground for nature-lovers and ornithologists, with more than 280 species of bird.
Fans of flora will also get their kicks here; wildflowers and rare plants are added attractions, with several (including the Woolly, Barberton and Kaapschehoop cycads) found only in this region of Africa.
Don't expect to see plenty of large mammals, though. It's the scenery that's the pull here, rather than the wildlife. That said, you'll certainly come across various antelope species as well as small groups of zebras and wildebeest.