Welcome to Mlawula Nature Reserve
The low-key Mlawula Nature Reserve, where the lowveld plains meet the Lebombo Mountains, boasts antelope species and a few spotted hyenas, among others, plus rewarding birdwatching. Keep your expectations in check, though; wildlife is more elusive here than anywhere else in the country and visitor infrastructure is fairly limited. The park's real highlight is its network of walking trails amid beautifully scenic landscapes. There are 10 self-guided walks ranging from a one-hour stroll to a full-day hike. Ask for the Trails and Day Walks brochure at the gate.