Welcome to Lidwala Backpacker Lodge



Lidwala Backpacker Lodge offers comfortable budget accommodation in the Ezulwini valley of Swaziland in a beautiful convenient location. Voted "best hostel in Swaziland" by hostels worldwide it combines creative African design with natural scenery and has abundant facilities and activities with friendly staff.

Sleeping up to 32 people and situated among large boulders, big indigenous trees and a flowing stream, Lidwala backpacker lodge offers a degree of exclusivity at budget rates.



  • Beautiful and convenient location in Swaziland's Ezulwini Valley
  • A stylish backpacker lodge with rustic natural design and layout
  • Variety of accommodation options from camping to dorms to twin rooms.
  • Great staff with excellent budget travel knowledge
  • Information and booking travel office
  • Hiking trails
  • Safe parking
  • Swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Bar
  • Home cooked meals and traditional swazi food on Wednesdays. 
  • Eco-friendly with solar heating, waste recycling and on-site orchards and vegetable gardens


6 Bed Dorm with en-suite

Room sleeps 6 people in bunk beds,has lockable storage units (bring own padlock). Room is part of the main building,has its own bathroom, recently been renovated with new shelves on the sides of the beds.
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Private Twin Safari Tent

Room sleeps two people in single beds. Bathroom facilities with hot water are shared in the main building.
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In the spirit of Christmas

Lidwala is doing it again- this month, there is a free hike up to the famous Sheba's Breast for anyone who stays at Lidwala for more than two nights. On the 25th it will be a free hike for anyone at the lodge without conditions. Did I mention that Lidwal

all the rooms now have ceiling fans

Lidwala is always looking to make your stay more comfortable. We now have ceiling fence in all the rooms except the safari tents because they have more open space than the rooms. We look forward to your visit!

bed levy as of 1st Feb'13

Please be informed that Swaziland Tourism Authority has commanded all accomodation establishments in Swaziland to charge bed levy of R7.50 per bed used. thank you for your attention.

Sheba's breast Hiking Trail bird list

Sheba's Breast has become even more exciting: check in for hiking and get a birdlist-fill it out and submit it. Anyone who gives us a photo of a new bird species will get an offer of 30% off their second night of accomodation. Get involved now and discove

swimming pool

Now you can chill by the pool after a long hot day in the sun with a beer.

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