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In the North West of Swaziland is the Malolotja National Park. The Malolotja National Park is one of the most impressive mountain parks in Southern Africa. The scenery in the park is second to none with a large variety of flora and fauna. It is, without doubt, the last of the unspoilt mountain regions remaining in Swaziland. The park measures more than 18,000 hectares and it is the largest protected area in the kingdom. The Malolotja River rises in the eastern part of the park, and after passing through swampy areas, passes down a series of waterfalls including the Malolotja Falls, the highest falls in Swaziland. The river passes through a steep sided gorge to join the Nkomati River some 900 metres below.
The park contains some high peaks including the Ngwenya Mountain, which is Swaziland's second highest mountain.
The park is a botanist's paradise, with its great variety wild-flowers and rare plants, several of which are only found in this part of Africa. There are six species of protea including a pincushion protea and four species of heaths, as well as numerous species of orchids and lilies, and many different types of hardwood. If you add to this the more than 280 species of birdlife to be found here, you will see that this is a National Park to be reckoned with.