Lubombo TFCA


Where every angle offers a different view

Lubombo includes four distinct transfrontier conservation areas between Mozambique, South Africa and The Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), covering a total area of 10 029 km².

From coral reefs and turtle nesting sites, to coastal plains and over woodlands to the Lebombo Mountain Range, this area is one of the most striking areas of biodiversity globally.

Lubombo lies in the Maputaland Centre of Endemism that includes five Ramsar sites: Ndumo Game Reserve, the Kosi Bay System, Lake Sibaya, the Turtle Beaches and Coral Reefs of Tongaland and Lake St. Lucia (Africa’s largest estuary).

The TFCA boasts the first marine TFCA in Africa, the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA, where Mozambique’s Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve turtle monitoring programme links up with the one across the border in South Africa’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site.

Transfrontier Conservation Area

Transfrontier Conservation Area

National Park

National Park

Protected Area

Protected Area

Country Border

Country Border



Our Work

In 2000 the Mozambique, South African and Swaziland Governments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise the establishment of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation and Resource Area. PPF has been involved in supporting this TFCA since 2002, with our work concentrated on the Mozambican sections of the Usuthu-Tembe-Futi TFCA and the Ponta do Ouro-Kosi Bay TFCA.

Community Development

Ndumo Intervention Programme

Ndumo Intervention Programme

This project aims to assist the Bhekabantu and Mbangweni communities living on the eastern border of the Ndumo Game Reserve, a South African component of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area. 

Mozambique Community Development

Mozambique Community Development

This programme focuses on bringing about sustainable economic development of and benefit-sharing by communities living in and around Maputo Special Reserve.


04 Apr 2019

New opportunities for tourism operators in Maputo Special Reserve

Maputo Special Reserve (MSR) and Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (PPMR), has announced exciting...

16 Mar 2019

Studying animal behavior to guide pro-active conservation

Over a two-day period in February 2019, Maputo Special Reserve (MSR) in partnership with Peace...

18 Dec 2018

Welcoming new rangers to the Maputo Special Reserve team

On Thursday 13 December, 25 new Maputo Special Reserve rangers successfully completed a six-week training...

13 Dec 2018

A flourishing haven for marine life

The Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve is home to a variety of marine fauna...



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