Phophonyane Lodge and Nature Reserve

Ekuthuleni, ‘the Place of Peace’, was the name of the 500ha farm before the De Vletter family developed the unique lodge now known as Phophonyane Lodge and Nature Reserve.

Phophonyane Lodge lies peacefully in a lush, sub-tropical ravine in the northwest of the romantic Kingdom of Swaziland. The lodge takes its name from the Phophonyane river that runs through the property in a spectacular series of waterfalls, cascades and rapids over some of the oldest rock formations in the world – 2.4 billion years old.

At Phophonyane you can leave the world behind as you hike along one of several hiking trails. Bird-watchers will be mesmerised by the more than 230 species, including the rare Narina Trogon, which have been recorded in the reserve. The dense forest is home to a variety of game animals, including the rare red duiker and the clawless otter.

The lodge offers a range of accommodation from the five unique self-contained cottages set in their private gardens, to two luxury tented camps, one of which is self-catering with carpeting, electricity and private terraces.

Those not wishing to cater for themselves can taste our homecooked meals in the ‘dining hut’ and all will enjoy their sundowners on the deck of the Driftwood bar overlooking the river.

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