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Cottage 1 (From R1277 /night.)

Sleeps 5 people.

Double storey open plan thatched cottage. Queen size bed plus ... single bed upstairs, and downstairs there are 2 single beds. Bathroom with shower only. Comfortably furnished, with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, braai facilities and large private garden.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1277 /night

Cottage 2 (From R1277 /night.)

Sleeps 4 people.

Double storey open plan thatched cottage. Queen size bed upstairs, ... and downstairs there are 2 single beds. Bathroom with bath & shower. Comfortably furnished, with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, braai facilities and large private garden.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1277 /night

Cottage 3 (From R1277 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

A cosy one bedroom cottage with a king size bed ... and en-suite bathroom with shower only. Fully equipped kitchen, covered veranda, braai facilities and a large private garden.

Rate Basis: Self catering (no meals included)

From R1277 /night

Beehive 1 (From R1337 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Stylishly ethnic beehive in a stunning location with a magnificent ... view over the waterfalls to the valley below. King size bed and bathroom with shower only.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R1337 /night
Good Breakfast included

Beehive 2 (From R1337 /night.)

Sleeps 3 people.

Stylishly ethnic beehive in a stunning location with a magnificent ... view over the waterfalls to the valley below. King size bed and a single bed and sleeps three. This unit has an ensuite bathroom with shower only.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R1337 /night
Good Breakfast included

Campsite (From R854 /night.)

Sleeps 3 people.

Tents with a double bed and a single bed, carpeting ... and electricity. These tents share a stone-and-thatch fully equipped kitchen, which has a lounge area and a balcony overhanging the river. Private separate bathroom with shower a few metres away.

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R854 /night
Good Breakfast included

Luxury Tents (From R1015 /night.)

Sleeps 2 people.

Tent 5 with queen bed, large deck, carpeting and electricity. ... En-suite bathroom with bath and shower. Tent 3 & 6 with double bed and single bed, carpeting and elecricity and ensuite bathroom with shower only

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R1015 /night
Good Breakfast included

Standard Tent (From R854 /night.)

Sleeps 3 people.

These Tents have one double and one single beds, with ... a balcony over looking the river. The bathroom is a few metres away from the tent, with shower only

Rate Basis: Bed & breakfast (breakfast included)

From R854 /night
Good Breakfast included
DSTV
Breakfast included
Covid-19 Certified
Swimming Pool
Braai/BBQ Area
Fireplace
Bar
Child friendly
Deck
Restaurant

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge is nestled in the dramatic mountain landscape of north-west Swaziland, amid tumbling waterfalls and lush natural forests. It is a favourite destination for discerning travellers and nature lovers seeking a romantic and revitalising hideaway in a setting of stunning natural beauty. The Ecolodge is designed to maximize the experience of our special environment, and to ensure that we fully live up to our motto of "Peace, Privacy, Paradise".

In Room Facilities:

Phophonyane offers the following types of accommodation

Luxury beehives
Double Storey Thatched Cottages (self catering)
Single Storey Cottage (self catering)
Luxury Safari Tents
Tented Camp (self-catering)
Standard Safari Tents

There are 11 units in all, sleeping a total of 28.

The units are well spaced out in the lodge's extensive tropical gardens which feature streams, waterways and ponds. This gives privacy and ensures an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

Area Information:

Phophonyane Falls Ecolodge is situated in its own 600 ha private nature reserve which offers Pristine, high biodiversity middleveld escarpment habitat
240 bird species, including good sightings of the narina trogon, wood owl, African goshawk, crowned eagle and other forest species
Hiking trails through lush sub-tropical bush and riverine forests, leading to breath taking views of the waterfalls, cascades and the surrounding mountains
Forest game including red duiker, bushbuck, clawless otter, civet, caracal, porcupine, bushpig and water mongoose.
Swimming in the rock pool situated just above the Phophonyane Falls which commands a spectacular view of the valley below

The Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve is an important geological site and is host to some of the oldest rocks in the world, ranging in age from 3.5 billion to 3. 2 billion years old which are displayed in a spectacular fashion along the Phophonyane River.

Property Facilities:

The Driftwood Restaurant at Phophonyane has a romantic and tasteful African ambience, spaciously laid out with high ceilings and spectacular views over the surrounding mountains and valleys. The a-la-carte menu has a variety of dishes, including Swazi traditional dishes, and a wine list with a good selection of fine South African wines. The magnificent viewing deck is always available to guests for meals at their request.

There is a very comfortable lounge area with a great collection of travel and art books, as well as a well stocked library for the convenience of guests.

Good reception for all South African and Swazi cell networks is available at the Lodge.

In the evening the gardens are adorned with a warm gentle glow from a network of pathway lights that lead you to the stylishly furnished restaurant where you are treated to home cooked meals.

One can enjoy a sundowner on the restaurant veranda overlooking the valley. For those chilly wintry nights one can enjoy a romantic evening in front of an open log fire.

Attractions:

GUIDED WALKS:

Community Homestead Walk. Guided walks to the nearby local community are an excellent way of learning about Swazi rural life. Guests are also encouraged to visit the local primary school and interact with the schoolchildren and the teachers. The guide will answer your questions about Swazi cultural and traditional life.

Gobolondo Ridge Trail. This is perhaps the most scenic of all hikes in Swaziland. It follows the Gobolondo Mountain Ridge through rare montane forest , with views over the Makhonjwa Mountains, Lake Matsamo and east towards Mananga Mountain and the Lubombo Escarpment.

GUIDED 4X4 DRIVES:

Gobolondo Mountain Drive

This takes you to one of Swaziland's most dramatic viewpoints. Guests can either take the 20 minute hike up the mountain or the longer trail along the mountain ridge.

Nsangwini Rock Art Centre

Located 10km south east of Pigg's Peak, the Centre sits high above the Komati River. An estimated 4000 years ago, the San (Bushman) people used Swaziland's western highveld granite areas, including Nsangwini, for spiritual rituals and recorded iconic moments in their lives through etchings on the ancient rocks.

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Property Type Guest Lodge, Game Lodge
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Reviews

antoine robert
12 November 2017

Very comfortable room, a small fridge and it would be perfect. Beautiful landscapes, excellent cuisine, friendly and efficient staff. Very calm and relaxing situation.

Superb. 5 out of 5
naomi rsa
01 April 2014

perfect for nature lovers

Superb. 5 out of 5
Salomao Mungoi Mozambican
01 December 2013

We chose the place to spend our revelion and we are very pleased we made our best choice ever. A very quite and relaxing environment with excellent accommodation and cuisine! The place is also inspiring for those who love the nature...we will certainly be back there soon to deeply explore the water falls, history, flora, fauna and the green surroundings.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sian South African
01 January 2013

My husband and I were fortunate to stay at the Phophonyane Falls for a couple of nights at the end of our December holidays. The Ecolodge is perfect for those who are looking for a quiet break from the bustle. The atmosphere was perfect for a relaxing and romatic experience with lots of activities like birding, bush walks along safe & well maintained trails around the amazing waterfalls and of course swimming.

We stayed in a lovely traditional Swazi beehive (nr 2) for a different experience. Its much bigger than I anticipated and is all kitted out with en suite shower, coffee/tea making facilities and fans rather than aircon which, even though it was early Jan, was more than adequate to stay cool. Its also a little walk away from the main lodge so you have privacy and a beautiful view of the surrounding valley.

The staff are incredibly friendly and accomodating and taught us how to play the local Swazi game of moving beads/shells from 1 side of a board to the other....quite rivetting actually and kept us busy for hours!

The food was great and has a personal touch where you ordered your evening meal choice before 3pm to make it easier for the chef to co ordinate the meals. I highly recommend the fresh trout or the traditional Swazi beef bones and beans. So delish!

The lodge is only 4 hours away from Joburg so its a perfect long weekend destination. Border control is also easy and organised on both sides and we zipped through without any delays experienced for the busiest time of the year. We will definitely be back.

Superb. 5 out of 5
RYSSENS belgium
01 October 2011

Stayed in Beehive2.
Very good luxury accomodation with much privacy and a very beautiful view.
Extremely friendly staff.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
NEUKOM South Africa
01 December 2010

This is wonderfully romantic place. I stayed in a tent with it's own wooden deck overlooking the waterfall. Great views and very secluded. The food was ok the packed breakfast could have been a bit more complete. Beautiful green gardens and wonderful walks. What I appreciated most was that there are different rooms where you could spend time - a TV room, the wonderful library, lounge and the swimming pool as well as of course very private on your own deck.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Wina South Africa
01 October 2010

We had a lovely stay. Will definetely go again.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dick RSA
01 April 2010

Nice location, friendly staff and great views.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5

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