Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

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  • Rondavel
  • Rondavel hut
  • Beehive huts
  • Wooden chalet
  • Bedroom cottage
  • Twin Beehive interior
  • Bedroom
  • Description
  • Facilities
Mlilwane, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area, is a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s Valley of Heaven, the Ezulwini Valley, in between Mbabane and Manzini. With 24-hour access to the Sanctuary, guests are free to enjoy the neighbouring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns, with their many unique attractions and craft shops. From the western boundary, the huge Usutu Forest provides a dramatic backdrop stretching into the distant hills Mlilwane has an outside function area Inkhundla, about 200 meters from the Hippo Haunt restaurant which is suitable for private functions, such as weddings, graduation parties and so on and is often used by members of the Royal Family. It consists of a reed and semi-tin roof, river sand floor, railway sleeper benches, a bar area and has an ablution nearby. Catering can be arranged and the rates of this can be obtained from Big Game Parks central reservations office.

There are three camps on Mlilwane affording visitors a cultural experience, a quiet family retreat as well as facilities for larger groups.

The Rest camp is found in the southern corner of the reserve in the mist of a well matured rehabilitated area, the camp is unfenced yet relatively safe as only smaller species of wildlife occur in the sanctuary. A semi-circle of wooden and beehive huts borders the central of the Rest Camp, with easy access to the reception, restaurant, internet lounge, shop and communal fireplace. To the west the camp overlooks Mhlambanyatsi river valley with its open floodplains and scattered herds of game. This view is enjoyed from the swimming pool,

Shonalanga cottage and traditional mud and thatch rondavels. Separated from the rest of the camp by 100metres is the Beehive Village complex, the Timberlog Dormitory and the informal camping ground. Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge is a small, personal.quietly colonial guest house on the sanctuary, amid botanical gardens and busy with birdlife. The lodge is offered on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. Sondzela Backpackers offers budget accommodation for individual travelers alike, set in stunning gardens in the secure environment of Mlilwane.

Allow your senses to take in the refreshing surrounding on horseback, mountain bikes, open land-rover tours and foot trails and enjoy the abundant wildlife seen on the plains. The rich birdlife, including the only known protected nestling Black Eagle in Swaziland commonly known as Machobane trail, is a special part of outdoor activity on Mlilwane.
  • Type: Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 86
  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 61
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool

61 Reviews on Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

We stayed overnight in the beehive huts and enjoyed a good supper at the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the facilities were really good. A great experience all round!


18 July 2014

Awesome for weekend away. Nice and relaxed atmosphere.


13 January 2014

Heerlik rustig. Baie netjies sal graag weer gaan.


13 January 2014

Nice rondavel with own cooking facilities, beautiful location in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and very friendly staff.


10 November 2013

On our second visit to Mlilwane we stayed in the huts [not beehives] close to the kitchen and communal fire pit. Accommodation was sparse as expected, but staff was friendly and accommodating. The buffet [wrongly advertised at E140 because it excludes a compulsory 10% tax] was ordinary and the impala stir-fry was the highlight of the meal. Overpriced in our groups' opinion. The "cultural night" was a massive disappointment. The "mouth" of the group was only focused on milking the crowd for money and he "shook the tin" all the time. The group had only two songs in the repertoire [one male and one female] and the entire performance lasted 10min - to be repeated for a total an utterly disappointed 23 min. We were travelling with friends from America, the UK and Jordan....if this is Swazi culture we'll be very surprised. The bicycle hire at E140 per hour was similarly overpriced and poorly maintained. While we did not hire horses other guests did and had a great time. My son and I climbed "Execution rock" and enjoyed the calm tranquillity of the area, the surprised wildlife as we stumbled unto zebra, warthog, kudu and tsesabe. The baboons were not so happy to see us and made their annoyance known to us.... great morning. Will we be back a third time...? Not sure.


18 October 2013
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Price & Availability

ON REQUEST
Thursday 11th September
  • Per Person Sharing:
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  • Per Person:
  • R600
  • Per Unit:
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  • Minimum Stay:
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En-suite beehive hut has one room with twin bed and bathroom with shower.
 
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Family hut has one room with one double bed and two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower.
 
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Self-catering family cottage has two rooms; firs room has one double and second room with four single beds, kitchen, sitting room, and patio with barbecue/braai and an en-suite bathroom with bath.
 
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Self-catering Rondavel HutX 2
Includes: Self-catering
Self-catering open-plan rondavel hut consists of one bedroom, first room has one double bed and second room has one single bed and kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower.
 
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Twin Beehive HutX 29
Includes: Breakfast
En-suite beehive hut has one room with twin bed and bathroom with shower.
 
Twin Beehive Hut
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Double Wooden Hut x 4

Includes: B & B

En-suite beehive hut has one room with twin bed and bathroom with shower.

Family Wooden Hut x 2

Includes: B & B

Family hut has one room with one double bed and two single beds, en-suite bathroom with shower.

Self-catering Family Cottage x 1

Includes: Self-catering

Self-catering family cottage has two rooms; firs room has one double and second room with four single beds, kitchen, sitting room, and patio with barbecue/braai and an en-suite bathroom with bath.

Self-catering Rondavel Hut x 2

Includes: Self-catering

Self-catering open-plan rondavel hut consists of one bedroom, first room has one double bed and second room has one single bed and kitchenette and en-suite bathroom with shower.

Twin Beehive Hut x 29

Includes: B & B

En-suite beehive hut has one room with twin bed and bathroom with shower.

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