South African Hotels

Foresters Arms Hotel

near Mbabane
Southern Africa
Hotel Type
Business, Conference, Leisure

Set on a luxuriant mountaintop estate near to Mbabane, the Foresters Arms Hotel is a colonial-style establishment offering guests a tranquil country retreat from which to explore the rich culture and multiple attractions of Swaziland.  With a grand tradition of hospitality, this Hotel promises guests quality accommodation, excellent meals and friendly service. Swaziland has a rich cultural history and is governed as a monarchy ruled by a king. Visitors are charmed by the prevalence of tradition and culture in this small, landlocked culture and despite its’ small size is a frequent return destination for those who have experienced its’ magic.


There are 34 rooms, each tastefully decorated to reflect the country lifestyle. All the rooms have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and lead onto colourful gardens that are rich in bird life and the scent of blooming flowers.

Hotel Room Features include:

  • Satellite TV
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Heaters
  • Heated towel rails
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • DVD library
  • Locally bottled mineral water
  • Balcony
  • Writing desk
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer.

Facilities and Services

  • Reception
  • Restaurant, bar and barbeque area
  • Comfortable lounge
  • Fireplace
  • Sauna and spa
  • Mini golf and bowls
  • Squash and tennis court
  • Communal television.


  • Laundry service
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping.

Corporate Events

Conferences are suitable for up to 40 delegates who are accommodated in an attractive conference hall that is equipped with audio and visual facilities and an adjoining secretarial suite. The venue has WiFi access and is a relaxed, informal setting conducive to undisturbed productivity.

Below detailed information about the Foresters Arms Hotel is available.
For any queries regarding this hotel, you are welcome to contact us.

  • Early morning tea & coffee and biscuit
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • TV


Dining at the Foresters Arms Hotel

Guests be woken by either tea or coffee served to their bedroom and saunter through for a splendid breakfast served in the dining room or on the sun terrace of the hotel. Sundays can be enjoyed having lunch on the terrace where guests will be served a wonderful buffet/braai selection of foods. There is also a nine-course menu by candlelight available for all to enjoy and this menus gets changed daily.

On site activites
  • Swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Reading
  • Picnics

The golf course sits next to the Hotel and provides all the necessary equipment for all guests.


Guests can take the opportunity to fish for trout or bass in the stocked dams with fishing rods available for all at the hotel.

Mountain biking

Mountain bikes can be hired from the Hotel and there are numerous mountain bike trails to explore.

Horse back riding

Guests who enjoy the outdoors may explore the beautiful surrounding areas of the Hotel on either foot or horseback as this property has their very own horses.

Bird watching
The beautiful landscape of Swaziland in Southern Africa is home to a large variety of different birds.  Bird lovers may enjoy the Roberts Bird Programme which is available free for browsing at the Foresters Arms Hotel.  On this database, guests can identify birds, eggs, nests and sounds.

Conference Hall at Foresters Arms Hotel

Conferences are catered for in the hotel's attractive Conference Hall which features audio visual facilities and an adjoining secretarial suite. The conference venue at the Foresters Arms Hotel, with its relaxed, informal atmosphere for undisturbed concentration, is ideal for conferences and seminars of up to 40 delegates. Internet and fax facilities are available to guests.

  • Business Centre
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Squash court(s)
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Braai/Barbeque
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Luggage storage

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:

The 30 hotel rooms are tastefully decorated, with en-suite bathrooms, telephones and TV. Guests may enjoy magnificent views over the surrounding countryside from the comfort of their room. The lush and colorful gardens are a favorite haunt of the sun-birds and paradise flycatchers.

Single Room R700
Double Room R1170

Foresters Arms Hotel Specials

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -26.455904

Longitude: 31.025001


Directions from the Kruger National Park:

Continue on the MR3 highway towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 12 (Mhlambanyatsi). Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi and Foresters Arms.

Directions from Johannesburg / Pretoria:

From JHB Airport, take the road towards Boksburg then the N12 to Witbank. Continue on the MR3 highway towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 12 (Mhlambanyatsi). Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi and Foresters Arms.

Directions from North East KwaZulu-Natal:

Continue on the MR3 towards Mababne. Exit at Junction 13. Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi & Foresters Arms

Directions from Drakensberg / KwaZulu-Natal:

On the northern (Ermelo) side of Piet Retief, turn right towards Houtkop/Emhlathini border post. After about 1 km turn right on to the Klein Vrystaat (KV) /Houtkop road. This is a lovely road on the Swaziland side. At the T-junction, turn left towards Bhunya. Continue straight to Foresters Arms.

Directions from Durban:

Continue on the MR3 highway towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 12 (Mhlambanyatsi). Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi and Foresters Arms.

Passports and Visas:
Please note that passports are necessary at the border post for all travellers.
All visitors to Swaziland require valid passports. Visas are NOT required for most countries.

Border Post Times
Oshoek:- 07:00 - 22:00 (from Johannesburg)
Josefsda:- 08:00 - 16:00 (from Barberton - scenic but dirt/gravel road)
Jeppes Reef:-07:00 - 22:00 (from Malelane Gate in Kruger Park & Nelspruit)
Golela:- 07:00 - 22:00 (from Durban)
Houtkop - Emahlathini:- 08:00 - 18:00 (from Drakensburg & KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields)
Namaacha 07:00 - 20:00 (from Maputo - Mozambique)
Goba 07:00 - 20:00 (from Maputo - Mozambique)

Access by Air:

South African Airlink fly Johannesburg / Swaziland Manzini (Manzini code: MTS) 4 times daily. Rental cars are available at the Airport.

Mhlambanyati landing strip (unregistered):
915 m long / 4 020 feet above m.s.l.


On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star

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