Bulembu Village is one of our favourite places in Swaziland, accessible via Piggs Peak or via a stunning pass over the mountains from Barberton. This scenic ex-mining town has been revitalised by Bulembu Ministries as a functional community based around a number of income-generating projects. The focal point is sustaining an orphanage programme that gives abandonned babies a second chance at life.
From a tourism perspective the town offers a historic lodge building with rooms and restaurant facilities, a really nice conference centre (we rate it as one of the best in Swaziland) and the opportunity to do some great mountain-walking, which includes Swaziland’s highest point.
Now there is another reason to visit: Bulembu Museum. This facility has been prepared by historian Bob Forrester and has made use of many of the artefacts that were abandoned when the original mine shut-down. It provides a fascinating glimpse into Bulembu’s past – when it was known as Havelock.
The Museum is set-up in the old cable-way building, from where mined product was exported from Swaziland to South Africa via a 22km aerial cable-way – which in its day was the longest cable-way in the southern hemisphere
Take a visit yourself… or if you’re looking for a venue for a teambuild or corporate retreat, give us a call, we’d love a reason to get back up there… sooner rather than later.