Lubombo District

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
Top 10 Travel Destinations Lubombo District
Show all
Travelers at this place
    • Day 11

      Swaziland 2

      August 11, 2022 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Heute von Swaziland nach Hazyview gefahren. Unterwegs haben wir eine kerzenmacherei und eine Glasfabrik besichtigt. Alles Handarbeit und fair trade. Beim Mittagessen gab es noch einen traditionellen Tanz. Dann von Swaziland zurück nach Süd Afrika.
      Hier waren heute 28 grad. Morgen geht es den ganzen Tag in den Krügerpark. Wir hoffen das wir die big 5 komplett machen können.🤞😁👍
      Read more

    • Day 8

      Big Bend Resort und Campingplatz

      February 6, 2023 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Unser Campingplatz im Swasiland, einfach traumhaft gelegen. Hier ist es schon richtig Natur mit Grillen, Gottesanbeterinnen, Geckos, Kröten und einiges, was wir Gott sei Dank nicht gesehen haben 🤣. Da wir in eSwatini nicht kochen dürfen, gehen wir sehr lecker essen im Resort.Read more

    • Day 8

      Eswatini - Expected nothing, got this

      January 2, 2023 in Swaziland ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      After Kruger we had to drive through Eswatini (former Swaziland). But what to expected from a country you just have to drive trough?

      Honestly we didn’t expect much, but as soon as we crossed the border in a very pleasant and helpful way, the landscape was sometimes just breathtaking and could be worse for an overnight stay. As Sarah needed some movement we even climbed a little mountain called “Sheba’s Rock”. 2h up and down with a fantastic 360view on top.Read more

    • Day 24

      Moving Day & Swaziland

      April 16, 2023 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      I woke up at 6:30am this morning and was surprised to see Ron already in the kitchen area drinking coffee. For the first time ever in South Africa someone was up before me.
      The kettle was hot so coffee didn’t take long atall and after a quiet greeting Ron and I just sat together chilling and watching the sunrise.
      I downed my coffee extra quick and then headed back to our room to finish packing all of my stuff. Today was moving day and finally after 3 weeks we were heading to Marloth Park and the Kruger National Park.
      By 7:45am we were all packed and Karin was loaded and we left the Petes place and headed north for Eswatini, also known as Swaziland. This would be a new country for us and even though we weren’t stopping we were excited.
      Just before we got to the border we stopped at a game butchery on the edge of the Pongola game reserve and brought game meat that Pete had been telling us about for the past 3 weeks. We brought Warthog for stewing, Impala steaks and Kudu, I brought Impala and kudu Biltong and opened it almost straight away. It was the best Biltong ever.
      Back on the road we came to the South African border control and had our passports stamped to leave, then we drove through the gates and out the other side into Swaziland and entered customs, and after having our passports stamped for entry we were in and on our way.
      If there weren’t gates at the borders we would never have known we were in another country except for the acre’s and acre’s of sugarcane. We passed through small towns and again if people saw us in the car they would wave. Especially the kids who have probably never seen white Europeans before. Then we passed by a huge dam and inbetween 2 private game reserves spotting impala’s and ostriches for the first time in this trip. Then after 2 hours in Swaziland we were back at border control and then back in South Africa.
      Read more

    • Day 15

      May 20 - eSwatini aka Swaziland

      May 20, 2023 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

      From here, we headed north to eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland. As we had come to expect, we shared the road with goats, donkeys, and cows. It was a distressing to see people riding in the back of trucks, and really distressing to children doing so.

      We made a stop at the Swazi Candles for some serious shopping. I scored some Shweshwe fabric placemats and napkins.

      Our accommodation for the night is at the Royal Villas in Lobamba, located about 10 minutes from the capital of Mbabane. Each group of two of us had our own full-sized villa. The one that Sandy and I were in had four bedrooms (we could only see ours – the others were locked), two sitting areas, a dining room, a backyard pool, and a separate kitchen. These villas would be an attractive set up for family vacations. There are full conference facilities at this site.

      We had a long, leisurely dinner in the restaurant there and then hit the sack early. We had seen and done a lot since our 5:00 a.m. wake up.
      Read more

    • Day 9

      Zurück aus swaziland

      August 7, 2019 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Zurück aus Swaziland. Das Ist das zweit kleinste land Afrika’s nach Gambia . Hier haben sie einen eigenen könig und apartheid gibt es nicht. Es Ist auch eines der ärmsten länder. Hier leben 4 verschiedene stämme mit eigenen regeln. Man kommt in eine ganz andere welt . Die freundlichkeit der mensen Ist fantastisch. Ein tolles erlebnis...Read more

    • Day 17

      Hawane Resort, Swaziland

      November 20, 2014 in Swaziland ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Hallo Swaziland!
      Vom Krüger Nationalpark aus sind wir nach Swaziland gefahren, da viele Leute davon berichtet haben und es „auf dem Weg“ lag.
      Swaziland ist noch deutlich ursprünglicher und unverbrauchter und die Menschen sehr, sehr freundlich! Sobald wir an Kindern vorbeigefahren sind, konnten sie sich kaum halten und haben gewunken und sich gefreut.
      Übernachtet haben wir im „Hawane Resort“. Da wir aber die Backpacker-Unterkunft gewählt hatten, ging es vorbei am Resort – mit Pool und Spa – und……zum Pferdestall. Unsere Unterkunft war ein umgebauter Pferdestall, die Zimmer die ehemaligen Pferdeboxen. Schlafen konnte man, wo man wollte und wenn es reinregnet, sollte man einfach die Box wechseln B-)
      Eine tolle Idee, aber in der Umsetzung etwas einfach, da es vor allem nachts echt kalt wurde und wir etliche Schichten zum Schlafen anziehen mussten. Aber für 8€ die Nacht kann man nichts sagen…
      Read more

    • Day 6

      Cape Town to Hluhluwe

      May 16, 2016 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      It was another early morning today as we had to be up at 5:00 am to get to the airport to fly to Durban. The check in process went smoothly and after we went through security the first thing we saw was Iron Maiden's 747 "Book of Souls Tour" plane parked on the tarmac. Apparently they are playing two dates in Cape Town over the next week.

      I must add that security when flying domestic in South Africa is very different than what we are used to. There is no liquid limits nor do you have to take your shoes off. The no liquid limit was great as I was able to bring two bottles of wine with me in my carry on bag!

      The flight was a short two hours, which was much nicer than the two ten hour flights to get here! Once we arrived in Durban we boarded the coach and headed for the Hluhluwe Imfolozi area. We drove directly to the St . Lucia estuary where we boarded a flat bottomed boat for a river game cruise. This was our first chance at animal viewing since we landed in South Africa.

      It was about 3:00 pm when we boarded the river boat and we travelled up river in search of hippos and crocodiles. We did not have to go far before we spotted our first hippo. Hippos are nocturnal animals and as it was late afternoon they were just starting to get a bit active. We were able to view several dozen hippos along the river including two young males posturing for attention and several baby hippos playing near the shoreline. We were also able to hear several of the hippos making their distinctive laughing sounds, which always brings a smile to my face. We only saw two crocodiles and even then neither were very clearly visible.

      There are many fires burning in the area as the farmers are burning the remnants after clear cutting areas of eucalyptus trees. They burn the remaining stumps before planting new trees to clear the soil of possible diseases and to ready it for the next planting. Eucalyptus is used for building beams and making paper and their other forestry species is pine which is used for furniture building. This area has thousands of acres of forestry and is very scenic. An offshoot of the burning is that there is a lot of smoke in the sky's which gave way to some stunning backdrops over the river and a spectacular sunset where the sun was burning red.

      We finished the river safari and made our way to the hotel for the evening in the Imfolozi valley. The hotel was pretty much in the middle of nowhere so we had dinner in the dining room and then retired early as we have another early start tomorrow.
      Read more

    • Day 7

      Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Drive

      May 17, 2016 in Swaziland ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      It was another 5:00 am morning this morning so that we could get to the game reserve early for our first game drive of the trip. The game reserve was about 50 minutes from our hotel and after a short delay waiting for some folks to find their passports we were off.

      On arrival at the game reserve we separated into groups of 9 or so and took our places in the open aired vehicles. I was fortunate enough to get the passenger seat next to the ranger/driver while Claude was a row back on the other side and about a foot higher than my seat. Thus gave us excellent views although I think everyone had very good views. Our driver Jerome, was hilarious and he quickly named me his spotting assistant.

      The very first animal we spotted was a lone female lion, although there were likely others nearby. Next were a herd of elephants drinking and eating vegetation at a watering hole. After that we came upon three young Cape buffalo butting heads and horns on the roadway and then more elephants and more elephants. After tiring of seeing so many elephants we went in search of more lions but we only found a young male that was gaunt and unhealthy looking. He had likely been injured and thus had difficulty catching any prey. We carried on looking for white rhinos and after a bit of time and driving spotted some in the distance and then traveled on a little further to find some a bit closer. And closer we did! We rounded a corner to find two rhinos standing in the middle of the road right in front of us! We stopped the vehicle and turned off the engine and watched as they stared at us and sauntered closer. Before they finally turned off into the brush they had gotten within about twelve feet of the front of the vehicle! We left the rhinos and then drive to the top of a pretty high hill to get a view of the surrounding terrain. The vistas were beautiful and we were able to get out and stretch our legs. After the brief break we continued down the other side of the hill where I spotted a giraffe off in the distance. We drove to get a better vantage point and found a family of four to six giraffes including a baby giraffe.

      By now the time for our Safari has come to and end so we headed back to the entrance to meet up with the others and to share our stories of sightings. We also came back to some bad news and that was that our good friends and travelling companions, David and Priscilla, were leaving the tour to get medical help for David. He had been feeling under the weather since the beginning of the tour and unfortunately instead of getting better, he was getting worse. He did not go on the safari and instead saw a doctor and it was recommended that he be admitted to the local hospital for rest and attention. We are so sad to say goodbye but we know it was the right decision and our hope is that they will be able to rejoin us in a few days time.

      After giving our love and best wishes to David and Priscilla we reboarded the coach to make our way into Swaziland. Crossing the border required us to leave the coach and get an exit stamp on the South African side, walk across the border and then get an entry stamp on the Swaziland side. We then got back on the coach and stayed our journey into Africa's smallest country.
      Read more

    • Day 9


      August 8, 2018 in Swaziland ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Swaziland werden wir nur durchfahren und eine Übernachtung als Zwischenstop machen. Swaziland ist sehr arm. Die Eindrücke vom Strassenrand machen uns immer wieder nachdenklich.
      Wir haben Dinner in einem kleinen afriksnischen Restaurant, dass von zwei tollen Frauen "geschmissen" wird. Das Essen ist mega fein!!Read more

    You might also know this place by the following names:

    Lubombo District, Lubombo

    Join us:

    FindPenguins for iOSFindPenguins for Android