About Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve
Phophonyane Falls Lodge, Swaziland's own unique hideaway is quietly tucked away in its own 500 ha nature reserve in a place of legendary romance and breathtaking natural surroundings. The Phophonyane River runs through the reserve in a series of waterfalls and cascades with the sound of running water providing an ever present sense of calm at the lodge.
A network of walkways lead one from the accommodation through water gardens which merge with the rivers edge onto a spectacular display of one of the world's oldest rock formations (3.6 billion years). The walking trails network within the reserve takes you through the riverine forest interspersed with viewpoints some of which command a view of the majestic Makhonjwa and Gobolondlo Mountain ranges and the Ntfonjeni valley.
The Phophonyane Nature Reserve is home to small mammals such as red duiker, Cape clawless otter, bush buck and a remarkable 230 bird species including the elusive Narina Trogon, purple crested lourie and the wood owl.
Guests at Phophonyane are guaranteed a high level of privacy and personal service. The 26 bed lodge offers accommodation in safari tents, family cottages, luxury beehives and a honeymoon suite, with some self-catering units. Each unit is individually woven into the lush fabric of tall sub-tropical forest. All meals can be enjoyed at the lodge’s renowned and stylishly furnished restaurant, where healthy home-cooked meals and fine wines are a feature. On cool winter nights, a roaring log fire lulls the senses and warms the heart.
Secluded viewing decks, refreshing natural rock pools, and a stunning hilltop swimming pool with views to the distant horizon are further enticing characteristics. Other facilities include a small library, internet room and TV room with DSTV. Phophonyane has one of the most attractive and best stocked crafts shops in Swaziland.
Our guests always comment on the quality and warmth of our team of friendly Swazi staff.
There are a number of nearby attractions. These are:
-a community hiking trail along the ridge of Gobondlo
-The spectacular Maguga Dam where canoe trips can be
-Malolotja Nature Reserve, one of Southern Africa’s
prime mountain areas, with excellent hiking and game
-The ‘gap’, where the Komati River disappears
-Matsamo Cultural Center and Restaurant.
-Peak Fine Craft and Restaurant.
-Orion Pigg’s Peak Hotel and Casino, which offers a
number of facilities to Phophonyane guests, including
riding facilities, mountain bikes, tennis and squash
-Bulembu village, an old mining town set in the
mountains, with hiking trails and guided tours of the
-Mondi Forest Plantations which occurs along the
boundary of the nature reserve and offers excellent
jogging and mountain biking trails.
Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve Rooms
Reviews for Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve22 guest reviews Reviews of
4.5 out of 5 stars
What an amazing place. Truly beautiful and unique.Any nature lovers dream and for photographers there is an unending supply of photo opportunities. Really worth the visit!
Breathtaking scenery, a paradise. Excellent accommodation and sumptuous meals coupled with quality service and friendly staff makes a visit to this facility a defenitive must.
The lodge is located in a beautiful area with well maintained hiking trails in the surroundings of a waterfall. The house (cottage 2) is very private and has a wonderful bedroom upstairs with views to all sides of the green garden. The restaurant and outside terrace are well furnished and located. A television room is available for the children. A wonderful family location in Swaziland!
We only stayed at Phophoyane for one night, but it was a great stay. the staff was very friendly, the food delicious and the accommodation beautiful. We stayed in one of the tents and we had a great view! I would recommend to stay more than just one night. That really was too short!
As my husband said, if heaven on earth existed, then Phophonyane Falls would be it. Beautiful surroundings, friendly service and great food! Thanks to Rod and his team for a memorable weekend.
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