Geography and history

Lubombo is a province located in the country of Swaziland. This province is situated in the eastern parts of the country and has a total population of approximately 210 000 residents. It borders all three of the remaining provinces – Hhohho, Manzini and Shiselweni. This 5 947 km² area of land is mostly dominated by die beautiful Lubombo Mountains.

The town of Big Bend is named after the massive bend the Great Usutu River makes on its way to the Indian Ocean. This town offers a variety of nature reserves in which tourists can explore the magnificent surroundings. The towns of Simunye and Tshaneni are also found in this province. The agricultural industry plays an important role in these towns as there are many sugar plantations in the area.


The Lubombo Province offers a wonderful spectrum of visitor accommodation. There are bed and breakfasts, self-catering units, camping sites, guest houses and hotels available in the area. Please go to our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.


The business community of the Lubombo Province is thriving thanks to tourist interest. The many shops, local products, souvenirs, stalls and restaurants in the area are big assets to the area. Please see our business directory for a list of all the businesses you will find in the region. This province offers many fun-filled outdoor activities and attractions for the whole family. For more information on things to do, please visit our activities directory.