Welcome to the 2019 Sibebe Challenge

About Sibebe Survivor

Sibebe Survivor is a much anticipated and very successful annual fund raising event, initiated and managed by the Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi. Sibebe, a granite mountain towering over Pine Valley in Swaziland, located 10km from the capital city Mbabane, is the largest exposed pluton and second largest monolith in the world. It rises 350m above the valley of the Mbuluzi River. As a club aligned to the Mbuluzi area, we are privileged to be able to host the walk up the world’s largest granite monolith, an area of abundant natural beauty and unique geology.   Download 2017 Sibebe Survivor Report


The calls asking how to join in the fun have started and companies are preparing for the biggest sponsored walk in Swaziland! The Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi extends to you the opportunity to take part in this great event and help raise money to benefit people & communities less privileged than ourselves. Join us for the 14th Sibebe Survivor.

THE CHALLENGE: Walk to the top of Sibebe Mountain and back down, admiring the wonderful views en route

PARTICIPATION: You have the opportunity to support this excellent event in a number of ways:

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION - enrolling team members from your organisation, with 6 people per team. Corporate teams are eligible for various recognition awards and will be thanked in the press after the event.

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION - you can participate as an individual. Just complete the registration form with your name and with your friends’ names and join the Survivor Challenge.

SPONSORSHIP - All funds raised by the Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi are spent on charity projects that meet Rotary's criteria of sustainability and need. We appreciate any companies that want to sponsor the event to contact the organisers.

The route is from Mbuluzi High School and takes walkers up Sibebe Rock to a plateau with the spectacular views of Mbabane and surrounding areas. The return journey follows closely along the edge of the mountain. For those not wanting to walk the full distance, turn around points exist along the route. The full route is about 12 Km from start to finish.

SEC Team

Participants enjoying themselves

The young ones also taking part in the fun

Registering For The Event


The Rotary Club of Mbuluzi in Mbabane thanks all the supporters of the event.

The walk is limited to 5000 participants due to concerns on the impact on the mountain and access Water will be available at the start and on the route. We thank all those who have taken the time to register, see you on the 5th of August 2018

Charity Projects

Selulasandla Orphanage at Veni Mbabane

  • Supplied 3 water tanks for water harvesting per house for domestic use
  • 3 gas stoves and cylinders supplied to each house
  • The total cost of this project was E25 000.00
  • A total of 20 kids are benefiting from this project
  • Mpolonjeni water project

  • Supplied water pipes covering 2km
  • 3 water tanks (1000L) supplied as reservoirs
  • The total cost of this project was E64 000.00
  • This project benefits close to 50 households
  • Ekwetsembeni Special School

  • Supplied paint for roof, inside and outside walls
  • Replaced all broken windows
  • Supplied new gutters
  • The total cost of this project was about E58 799.00
  • Many children benefited from this project
  • Ekuvinjelweni High School

  • Supplied 50 desks and chairs
  • The total cost of this project was about E35 000.00
  • Rotary Health Day (E15 500.00)

    Mbuluzi Old Folk's Christmas Lunch

    Full List of the Past Year's Charity Projects

    Project Nature of project Beneficiary Budget Status
    Club Foot Hospital equipment and boots to rectify club foot to enable those born afflicted with this condition to walk normally and wear standard shoes. Mbabane Government Hospital E25 000 Completed
    Old Folks Christmas Lunch Annual Christmas lunch and grocery hampers for  specifically identified pensioners in Mbuluzi communities Mbuluzi communities E9 000 Completed
    Mbabane Mbuluzi Bursaries Annual budget allocated for bursaries for school fees  to kids identified by Salvation Army Salvation Army Msunduza E127 000 Completed at beginning of school year
    Mbabane Mbuluzi Youth Clubs Projects Support of projects identified and managed by Rotaract and Interact Clubs under the direction of the Rotary Club. Various E55 000 On going
    Mbabane Mbuluzi Youth Clubs: Youth Leadership Youth leadership training weekend Young people E35 000 April
    Sipho Setfu Electricity Scheme 10% contribution towards installation of electricity connections financed by Micro finance Mbuluzi communities E50 000 Payment made.  Work in progress.
    Toilets Renovations Rehabilitation of the toilets at Mbuluzi Gatehouse Mbuluzi communities with gatehouse being used for IT and life skills training. E6 000 On going
    School Fees School fees paid for 20 children Children residing in Mbuluzi area E56 000 Completed at beginning of school year
    Music Mixer Mixer and keyboard for Church Choir Mbuluzi communities E17 000 In use
    Mighty Birds Soccer Equipment Soccer boots and balls for Mighty Birds soccer team Youth of Mbuluzi communities E16 000 In use
    Tijila Water Project/ Hholoshini Water tanks, Pipes Pine Valley E36 000 Progressing very well, completion due first week April
    Entuthukweni School Toilets Rehabilitation Rehabilitation of toilets and painting of classrooms Sandla Location E50 000 On going
    People Living with Albinism Procurement of skin protection lotions and hats for people living with albinism Mbabane/ DPM Office E50 000 In progress
    Malagwane Child Care Centre Painting of building used as a centre for child feeding and a water tank Malagwane community

    E40 000

    Completed and in use
    Mahlangatsha Primary Phase 2: roof painting for classrooms Mahlangatsha E26 000 In progress
    Encabaneni High Toilets for boys and girls Ncabaneni E40 000 Approved, not started
    Sigwe water Project: Phase II 5x 10 000L Water tanks Sigwe community E60 000 Completed with water being managed by a community committee
    Nkoyoyo Primary School Fellowship project: Rotarians, Nkoyoyo Community, and Nedbank came together and paint 2 blocks of classrooms and other buildings.  Roof rehabilitated Nkoyoyo E25 000 Completed
    Ekwendzeni Community project- Ka Hlatsi Rehabilitation of an NCP centre to a Skills Centre: Cement, ceiling, tiles etc. Salem- Hlatsi E40 000 In progress
    Mphondla Primary School Roofing materials for a block of three classrooms that are leaking through visible holes Maphungwane -Siteki E55 000 In progress
    Mandvulo Primary School Water tanks, Pipes, all accessories Hlatsi E50 000 Approved
    New Life Homes Replacement of Gas Stoves and new mattresses for two homes for orphans Ka- Mfishane- Hlatsi E15 500 In progress
    Kwakha Indvodza Welding Equipment for an income generation project Mbuluzi E11 000 Approved on condition of a business plan being submitted
    Manzana Primary School Dry Sanitation Toilets producing fertilizer for a vegetable garden Luve E70 000 Approved on condition that a plan for the utilization of the end product as fertiliser is submitted
    In collaboration with Rotary Foundation, RC Fort Worth and Mbabane City Wheelchairs and repair workshop Mbabane residents E50 000 Part of a Rotary Foundation initiative.  Expected delivery in September

    Contacting Us

    Rotary Club Mbuluzi meets weekly at the Rotary Clubhouse, Ekwetsembeni School, Mbabane.

    Enquiries: sibebe@realnet.co.sz