Ask a question about 'Mlawula Nature Reserve'
Start a new discussion about 'Mlawula Nature Reserve'
Answer questions from other users
Mlawula Nature Reserve
is situated in north-eastern Swaziland
Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Swaziland , and sometimes called Ngwane or Swatini, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique...
. It covers approximately 16,500 hectares and is adjacent to Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Mbuluzi Game Reserve is a privately owned reserve in Swaziland, within the Lubombo Conservancy. There are 3 lodges privately situated on the Mlawula River, and a campsite, situated above some amazing rapids in the Mbuluzi River.-Wildlife:...
, Simunye Nature Reserve and Hlane Royal National Park
Hlane Royal National Park is a park in Swaziland, roughly 67km northeast of Manzini. Prior to the park being public, it was a private royal hunting ground. Hlane, meaning 'wilderness', was named by King Sobhuza II...
The Mlawula area was first proclaimed as a protected area in 1914 but was subsequently deproclaimed and subdivided into cattle ranches. The first part of Mlawula to be reproclaimed as a conservation area was donated to the in 1978 as Ndzindza Nature Reserve. Mlawula Estates were purchased soon after followed by the donation of Nyala Ranch.
Mlawula has a high bird diversity and over 350 species have been recorded.