Malolotja Nature Reserve is situated in the north-west of Swaziland in the Drakensberg and is a popular wilderness area. The Swaziland National Trust Commision administers and conserves this protected area, which includes the Hawana Dam Nature Reserve.
A total of 326 bird species have been recorded in this reserve complex, including 33 southern African endemics. This is due to the surviving pristine grassland and Afromontane mistbelt forest, both threatened habitats.
The Malolotja Nature Reserve, covering some 18 000 ha, is one of southern Africa's Important Bird Areas.