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With rolling timbered hillsides, awe-inspiring cascading waterfalls, and abounding nature reserves, Piggs Peak is a sparkling jewel in the crown of Northern Swaziland. Discovered by a French gold prospector William Pigg, who interesting enough married a girl with the surname Hogg, the quaint forestry town has become a popular tourist location.
Piggs Peak is not only known for its gold mine but also for the abundance of accommodation options which includes luxury and budget hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and lodges offering lodging in upscale Swazi beehive huts and chalets. Appease your appetite at the variety of diverse restaurants ranging from traditional to fast food outlets, and have a rocking time at the lively bars. A small shopping centre has a splendid supermarket where you can stock up on supplies en-route to the nearby reserves. Visit the many handicraft markets in town and nearby villages, take a trip to the fantastic Ngwenya Glass Factory where you can watch the highly skilled workers transform recycled glass into magical objects, or equally appealing venues to visit include basket weaving at Tintsaba Crafts and beautiful handcrafted African accessories at Likhweti Craft.
The spectacular mountains, Mallotja and Phophonyane Nature Reserve is a nature lover’s paradise offering meandering trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding, excellent bird watching opportunity and breathtaking waterfalls. Spend a peaceful family outing at the impressive Maguga Dam fishing, or chill in the serene community garden adjacent to the dam. When filled with the joys of nature stop by the Orion Piggs Peak Casino for some glitz and let Lady Luck put stars in your eyes and winnings in your pocket. Piggs Peak is absolutely dazzling and is not to be bypassed when exploring Swaziland, a land where kings reign and queens steal your heart.