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About Hlane Royal National Park

Hlane Royal National Park, held in trust for the nation by His Majesty King Mswati III, is situated in the vast bushveld expanse of eastern and is Swaziland’s largest protected area. Hlane Royal National Park is home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom at Ndlovu Camp. Hlane, named by King Sobriquet II, with its adjacent dispersal areas covers 30 000 hectares of Swazi bushveld, dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Hlane is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.

There is an open-air restaurant and a game-viewing deck where one can sit back and enjoy the view of the waterhole – a perfect place for sundowners, tasty meals and relaxation. Try your hand at tracking the spoor of water buck or even elephant or rhino. The guided walking safari with a Swazi field guide and an inquisitive ostrich or two accompanying you is probably one of the most exciting activity at Hlane Royal National Park. These activities are conducted from Ndlovu camp and often bring the walker into close contact with elephant and white rhino as well as a variety of other game.

A network of self-drive game-viewing roads criss-cross the park’s flat terrain, weaving between the 1000 year old hardwood vegetation and shallow pans which attract great herds of animals during the dry winter months. Guided walking safaris, mountain biking and game drives in Hlane's open Land Rover's are also available. Head for the bush and experience the sights and sounds of Hlane with the roar of Hlane’s lions – the symbol of royalty and the pride of Swaziland.


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • Swati (siSwati)

Important Information

NOTE: Excluded from the rates are :- Government Bed Levy of ZAR7.50/bed per day and the daily Conservation Fees (Gate Entry) of ZAR55p/adult (Children U13 ZAR27.50 / Babies U3 Free), Valid Wild cards are accepted for free Park entry. IMPORTANT: Gate is accessible between 6am and 6pm only.
Motorbikes: Limited access allowed - please enquire.

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Reviews for Hlane Royal National Park

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Ross Wills
01 May 2018

Loved the no electricity and peace and quiet

Groslambert Dominique
06 August 2017

Nous avons été pleinement satisfaits de notre séjour. C'est une expérience très originale dans un cadre magnifique. Nous recommandons vivement cet endroit !

Audrey Hillion
17 June 2017

Our house was very beautiful, the bedrooms in round shape were so charming. The fact that there is no power at night is a great experience. The view from our house was great, since we saw the animals from there. What can be improved: the photo on the booking website was not very attractive whereas the reality is much better. The fact that we cannot see lions by ourselves is not mentioned in the park: it should be. Otherwise it was perfect.

Lise Wegner
02 June 2017

Gorgeous location, professional staff.... had a lovely holiday!

Genevieve Marsden
02 June 2017

Best bush retreat you could ask for. Staff are super friendly and helpful always, the food is amazing and quite different and the park is serene, the perfect place for a peaceful getaway. Cottages are clean and spacious and very comfortable. Everything is reasonably priced for a holiday on a budget.

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Hlane Royal National Park Map

Hlane Royal National Park is 0km from the centre of Hlane Royal Reserve , the nearest airport 86.4km (Maputo International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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