Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area
The extraordinary biodiversity of this TFCA, coupled with its magnificent scenery, makes this area a significant southern African tourist destination. This is complemented by a rich historical and cultural environment with untapped tourism potential. Sites of interest include the sacred Hlatikhulu forests, King Dingaan's Grave and Border Cave in South Africa, the ruins of the old border post at Manhoca in Mozambique and the Royal Hunting Reserve within the Royal Hlane Game Reserve in Swaziland.
Plenty of opportunities exist for infrastructure development and for private sector investment in the tourism industry. In Mozambique's Maputo Special Reserve, access is at present restricted to 4x4 vehicles. The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve boasts unspoilt sandy beaches where the critically endangered leatherback and endangered loggerhead turtles come to nest. Its turtle monitoring programme links up with that of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Site in South Africa. Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli offer a variety of resorts. Visit the website for details.
In South Africa, Ndumo Game Reserve, Tembe Elephant Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park are all well established tourism destinations. Visit the Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, Tembe Elephant Park and iSimangaliso Wetland Park websites for details.
The Swaziland components of the Lubombo TFCA offer a variety of tourism experiences and accommodation facilities. Visit the Kingdom of Swaziland website for details.