30 November – 03 December 2023.
4 Days | 3 Nights
From R4750.00 pp Sharing
Previously know as The Kingdom of Swaziland – eSwatini, means “Land of the Swazis”.
The weekend adventure kicks off early on Thursday morning in Nelspruit / Mbombela. Heading in the direct of Barberton and up the Saddle-back Pass, with a picnic brunch on the pass before entering eSwatini via the Josefsdal / Bulembu Border. The route passes the historical Havelock Mine and via Pine Valley to the world’s largest exposed granite dome, and our first overnight – the Sibebe Rock Resort.
After breakfast, the adventure takes us on a scenic gravel route via Luve to the magnificent Maguga Dam, with a capacity of 332 million cubic meters of water & a wall 115 metres tall is the highest dam in the region, where we will stop for lunch. Making our way via the Tea Road, so named following a failed bid to establish a tea plantation in the 1970s, stopping for a sundowner at the Royal Swazi Sun before heading down the Malkerns Valley and our 2nd nights lodgings – Malandela’s Bed & Breakfast. Dinner will be at the Farmhouse Restaurant & Pub on site.
Saturday morning, after breakfast at Malandela’s B&B we make a quick stop at Swazi Candles Centre; features not only the famous Swazi Candles factory shop but another nine creative shops, perfect opportunity to pick a trinket for that loved one at home. We will then be departing eSwatini via the Lundzi / Waverley border post along the lakes to Chrissiesmeer & John Jacks Inn. Dinner will be at the Billiard Room.
After brekkie on Sunday morning it’s a leisurely ride home…
- Geo Trail and Bulembu Border Post
- Historical Havelock Mine
- Sibebe Rock which is the world’s largest exposed granite dome
- Malkern’s Valley and Malandela’s House of Fire
- Magnificent Maguga Dam, with a capacity of 332 million cubic meters of water & a wall 115metres tall is the highest dam in the region
- Tea Road, so named following a failed bid to establish a tea plantation in the 1970s
- Famous Swazi Candles factory shop
- Ride along the lakes at Chrissiesmeer