Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve

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  • Cottage 2
  • Cottage 1
  • Cottage 3 bedroom
  • Beehive
  • Lounge
  • Tents
  • Aerial View of Phophonyane
  • Garden pool
  • Phophonyane River
  • View point in nature reserve
  • Mountain biking trail
  • Description
  • Facilities
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.

Attractions:
There are a number of nearby attractions. These are:

-a community hiking trail along the ridge of Gobondlo
Mountain.
-The spectacular Maguga Dam where canoe trips can be
arranged.
-Malolotja Nature Reserve, one of Southern Africa’s
prime mountain areas, with excellent hiking and game
viewing.
-Bushman paintings.
-The ‘gap’, where the Komati River disappears
underground.
-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
and gym.
-Bulembu village, an old mining town set in the
mountains, with hiking trails and guided tours of the
village.
-Mondi Forest Plantations which occurs along the
boundary of the nature reserve and offers excellent
jogging and mountain biking trails.


  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 35
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 20
  • Parking Available
  • Internet Access
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

20 Reviews on Phophonyane Falls Lodge & Nature Reserve

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!


09 April 2014

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!


04 October 2012

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.


12 March 2012

Wonderful location, great customer service, ideal accommodation, but food in the restaurant has room for improvement.


05 August 2011

It was a lovely, relaxing weekend.


11 April 2011
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
  • R450
  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
  • R1350
  • Minimum Stay:
  • 2 Nights
 
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Tent 1 - 4X 4
Includes: Breakfast
Tents 1 and 2 are perched on the rocks over the river, and share a cosy thatched and well-equpped kitchen and dining area. Each tent has a separate but individual bathroom on slightly higher ground.
 
Tent 1 - 4
Sleeps 3 Price:
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Tent 5X 2
Includes: Breakfast
Tents 5 and 6 are placed on wooden decks over the river. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom. These tents are perfect for those who want the bush experience without self-catering.
 
Tent 5
Sleeps 3 Price:
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Beehive 1X 1
Includes: Breakfast
The beehives are in a stunning location with a magnificent view over the waterfalls down to the valley below. The beehives are luxurious and very romantic versions of Swazi traditional accommodation complete with windows and en suite bathrooms, done with natural materials, original artwork and ceramics. Beehive 1 is extremely cozy and contains a king size bed and sleeps two. Beehive 2 is more spacious and contains a king size bed and a single bed and sleeps three
 
Beehive 1
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Cottage 1 & 2X 2
Includes: Breakfast
These are double storey thatched family cottages, with fully equipped kitchens and private gardens. Both have queen size bed upstairs and two single downstairs. Cottage 1 has a large kitchen and lounge area with an additional single bed upstairs, the upstairs bedroom is a mezzanine style loft. Cottage 2 has a separate bedroom upstairs with 360 degree panaromic view and verandah, but smaller downstairs lounge area and kitchen. Both cottages have fireplaces.
 
Cottage 1 & 2
Sleeps 5 Price:
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Cottage 3X 1
Includes: Breakfast
This is a very attractive honeymoon style suite, with a king size bed as well as a fully equipped kitchen. It has a covered verandah with its own large private garden with a view towards the mountains
 
Cottage 3
Sleeps 2 Price:
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Beehive 2X 1
Includes: Breakfast
The beehives are in a stunning location with a magnificent view over the waterfalls down to the valley below. The beehives are luxurious and very romantic versions of Swazi traditional accommodation complete with windows and en suite bathrooms, done with natural materials, original artwork and ceramics. Beehive 1 is extremely cozy and contains a king size bed and sleeps two. Beehive 2 is more spacious and contains a king size bed and a single bed and sleeps three
 
Beehive 2
Sleeps 3 Price:
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Beehive 1 x 1

Includes: B & B

The beehives are in a stunning location with a magnificent view over the waterfalls down to the valley below. The beehives are luxurious and very romantic versions of Swazi traditional accommodation complete with windows and en suite bathrooms, done with natural materials, original artwork and ceramics. Beehive 1 is extremely cozy and contains a king size bed and sleeps two. Beehive 2 is more spacious and contains a king size bed and a single bed and sleeps three

Beehive 2 x 1

Includes: B & B

The beehives are in a stunning location with a magnificent view over the waterfalls down to the valley below. The beehives are luxurious and very romantic versions of Swazi traditional accommodation complete with windows and en suite bathrooms, done with natural materials, original artwork and ceramics. Beehive 1 is extremely cozy and contains a king size bed and sleeps two. Beehive 2 is more spacious and contains a king size bed and a single bed and sleeps three

Cottage 1 & 2 x 2

Includes: B & B

These are double storey thatched family cottages, with fully equipped kitchens and private gardens. Both have queen size bed upstairs and two single downstairs. Cottage 1 has a large kitchen and lounge area with an additional single bed upstairs, the upstairs bedroom is a mezzanine style loft. Cottage 2 has a separate bedroom upstairs with 360 degree panaromic view and verandah, but smaller downstairs lounge area and kitchen. Both cottages have fireplaces.

Cottage 3 x 1

Includes: B & B

This is a very attractive honeymoon style suite, with a king size bed as well as a fully equipped kitchen. It has a covered verandah with its own large private garden with a view towards the mountains

Tent 1 - 4 x 4

Includes: B & B

Tents 1 and 2 are perched on the rocks over the river, and share a cosy thatched and well-equpped kitchen and dining area. Each tent has a separate but individual bathroom on slightly higher ground.

Tent 5 x 2

Includes: B & B

Tents 5 and 6 are placed on wooden decks over the river. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom. These tents are perfect for those who want the bush experience without self-catering.

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