Sobantu Guest Farm & Backpackers

Sobantu Guest Farm & Backpackers is an eco-friendly setup located in the rolling hills of HhoHho with great views at Mnyoka, about 7km from Maguga Dam Wall in the North. 

They offer double rooms and backpack dormitory beds, as well as camping facilities. There is a self-catering facility, but food can also be prepared on request. They are fully licensed (rural liquor license with exemption) and are open daily from 08:00 to 14:00. The bar has a great atmosphere and music. They have good transport (one 19-seater bus, one double cab combi seating six plus driver) for local touring.

Sobantu Guest Farm is a hiker’s paradise, where you can hike in any direction and have great views. Bird-watching is excellent. Their indigenous forest with its archeologically valuable cave is an eye-opener, with a wide variety of birds and small mammals to be seen in the area. Common sitings include hyrax, vervets and oribi.

There are also many indigenous plants and trees for enthusiasts to identify. Activities available include mountain biking and hiking, visits to the local waterfalls (Ubujane) and bushman-san paintings. Also visit the Gap (Esicancweni) where the Nkomati River disappears for 100 m in a rock funnel.

Canoeing can be organised (currently on Hanane Dam but in future at Maguga Dam, when it is full). Enjoy African quiet nights in front of our open fire, visit surrounding homesteads to meet rural Swazis and taste their brews and traditional food.

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