Our Story

Lidwala Lodge came from humble beginnings. Reminiscent of the ugly duckling, what was once some shacks surrounded by rubbish and impenetrable weeds on a property that on-one wanted became a beautiful lodge and one the most admired properties in the Kingdom.

Returning from honeymoon in 2005 Kim & Robin Roques bought a piece of land in the Ezulwini valley with the vision of transforming it into an oasis which would become an example to all as a life-style centre of tasteful design and tranquil nature. First came months of gardening and landscaping – rubbish and weed removal, planting grass and indigenous plants, exposing big boulders and the natural stream – gradually the Roki Centre was born. Then came the renovation of some shacks with tyres on the roof into a tastefully designed backpacker lodge with a mix of dorms and private rooms. In June 2006 Lidwala lodge was open for business and within three years it was awarded “best Hostel in Swaziland”.

Aerial view of Lidwala Lodge accommodation surrounded by lush nature and majestic mountains - Ideal getaway in Ezulwini Eswatini
Lidwala Lodge offers a peaceful escape amidst lush greenery and majestic mountains

Lidwala Lodge, a garden haven nestled in the heart of Ezulwini, has been attracting local and international travellers for decades to experience the enchanting beauty of Eswatini (Swaziland). With a history of award-winning accommodation, our lodge loves creating unforgettable stays. Whether you’re embarking on a soul-reviving adventure, a family getaway, a study abroad experience, a volunteering endeavor, or a productive business trip, Lidwala will happily accommodate you. Immerse yourself in the warmth of Swazi hospitality, embrace the wonders of nature, and create cherished memories that intertwine with our lodge’s rich culture. Join us today and embark on a journey of discovery and delight at Lidwala Lodge – become part of the story!