Mhlumeni Bush Camp has opened in the Lubombo Conservancy in Swaziland.
The camp’s four tents can each accommodate three people, and a dedicated campsite for travellers with their own equipment can hold up to 40 guests.
Traditional meals are prepared by the camp staff.
The area is currently being developed through a community-focused initiative – the Lubombo Eco Trails. With a growing adventure network, it includes hiking, mountain biking, 4×4 routes and bird watching.
Nature and cultural walks are also on offer by trained community guides. Here guests get the opportunity to learn about the Lubombo plants and their medical uses from a local sangoma, and then hike through the bush to view the nearby waterfall.
The Mhlumeni Bush Camp is the first established entity from the Lubombo Eco Trails initiative, with more community-based enterprises planned, including eco lodges and cultural attractions.
The Lubombo Mountains nearby are shared by Swaziland, Mozambique and South Africa along a narrow range about 800 kilometres in length, with an average elevation of 600 metres. The region is recongised globally as a biodiversity hotspot, with its wide range of flora and fauna.