See our Activities PDF for details of the below offerings!
Maguga Lodge offers a host of on-site activities. Enjoy our crystal clear swimming pool, fish or go for a boat ride on the delightful Maguga Dam surrounded by mountains covered in indigenous bush. With outstanding bird watching and poetic scenery, you will find it hard to tear yourself away from this idyllic venue!
You are very welcome to bring your own boat to launch on the dam.
Launch Area Gates Open: 6am – 6pm
Cost for Car: E10
Cost for Boat with Trailer: E35
(Tickets can be purchased at Maguga Lodge)
See Map of Maguga Dam Launch Sites
Visit the Swaziland Bass Masters Website
GAMES AT THE LODGE
Enjoy a game of Darts or Table Tennis down at the Lapa Area or ask your server for our selection of Board Games and Cards available for play in the Bar and Restaurant areas.
We are currently in the process of aquiring a
Giant Chess Set for the Pool Area as well as
Bicycles and Fishing Rods for Hire.
Please enquire at reception for availability.
Boat cruises on The Shosholoza Pontoon Boat.
Whether you want to fish, bird watch or just kick back and enjoy the scenery, a boat cruise on the dam is a must!
offer several catering options to launch your cruise in style. See our Activities PDF for details!
Maguga Dam is fast becoming a buzz word in the Bass Fishing fraternity.
Several fish species are found in the Dam which make it ideal for artificial lure angling.
The range of species includes Barbel; Eeel; Carp; Yellow Tail; Largmouth Black Bass; Bream; Mozambican Tilapia; Blue Kurper; Vlei Kurper Dwarf Tiger and Mosquito Fish.
The main fishing attraction is the dam's 'Monster Bass'. The current Swaziland record stands at 5.4kg, caught in mid September 2007.
The lodge offers various Fishing Packages for groups that will ensure that you maximize those delightful hours out on the water! Please contact our reservations office for more details.
A number of guided or unguided hiking trails are available, have a look at our Activities PDF for further information on these.
A VISIT TO OUR ROCK PAINTINGS
A short hike up the hillside will take you to our resident rock paintings. Inhabited since approximately 41,000 BC, the painting is a must see for those with interests in anthropology. There is also a lovely view of dam from there.
We have an abundance of birdlife (including the rare African Finfoot) around the dam with many beautiful places to either sit or walk in search of feathers!
There is a huge range of adventure sports available nearby. We would be happy to recommend qualified, well equipped tour operator who would be delighted to organize any number of activities including:
- Mountain Biking
- Hiking Trails
- Horse Riding
- White Water Rafting
- Kloof Jumping
- Quad Biking
For those desiring more relaxed pursuits, Maguga Lodge is within easy reach of a variety of destinations.
Recommended activities include:
- A visit to the Ngwenya Glass Factory - their workshop is open to the public with a viewing platform to watch the artisans in action
- Nsangwini Bushman Paintings
- Tintsaba Craft - an international grade shopping experience
- Pigg’s Peak Casino - for those feeling lucky!
- Craft Stalls - Swaziland is renowned for their talented crafters
- Malolotja Nature Reserve - The start of the dramatically stunning Barberton Mountain Range
- A walk through Phophonyane Nature Reserve - Beautiful mountains and a natural rock swimming pool overlooking the stunning Phophonyane Falls
A little further afield Swaziland also offers world class golfing, spa treatments, cultural villages and museums. Maguga is situated in between the Kruger Park in Mpumalanga and the gorgeous beaches of Mozambique. Why rush through?
See our Activities PDF for details! For more information, please contact our reservations office.