SOBANTU is a Swazi owned GUEST FARM+ BACKPACKER situated between Pigg's Peak and Mbabane in the North of Swaziland. We offer various budget day trips to the local attractions as the bushman paintings and Maguga Dam, canoe tours, hikes and bike rides. SOBANTU has accomodation and hosts events, concerts, partys and private functions. Chill out and enjoy the local vibe in the fully licensed bar + restaurant or in our DTSV lounge at a cosy fire place, play pool or prepare a meal in our self catering kitchen (with the world's best view!) - and enjoy a walk with Didi, our Jack Russell lady!
There is a self-catering facility but food can also be prepared on request. They are fully licensed (rural liquor license with exemption), the bar has a great atmosphere and music. They offer good tours of the surrounding area including Malolotja Natures Reserve.
Sobantu Guest Farm is a hiker’s paradise, where you can hike in any direction and have great views. Bird-watching is excellent. Their indigenous forest with its archaeologically valuable cave is an eye-opener, with a wide variety of birds and small mammals to be seen in the area. Common sitings include hyrax, vervets and oribi.
There are also many indigenous plants and trees for enthusiasts to identify. Activities available include mountain biking and hiking, visits to the local waterfalls (Ubujane) and bushman-san paintings. Also visit the Gap (Esicancweni) where the Nkomati River disappears for 100 m in a rock funnel.
Canoeing can be organised (at Maguga Dam, when it is full). Enjoy African quiet nights in front of our open fire, visit surrounding homesteads to meet rural Swazis and taste their brews and traditional food.
The guest house is run and owned by a young Swazi, who is very passionate about his community and the enviroment. I have been working in South Africa in the Kruger PArk as a freelancing guide for a few year- I have enought knowledge to share with my guest about the three countries.
Looking forward to help you get aroung in our Kingdom.