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About Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area. This beautiful, secluded sanctuary is 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.

Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge is a small, personal, quietly Colonial guest house on the sanctuary, amid botanical gardens and teeming with birdlife. The lodge is offered on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, and there are six en-suite rooms in total - five of which are double rooms and the other a twin room.

Allow your senses to take in the refreshing surroundings 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 nesting Black eagle in Swaziland commonly known as Machobane trail, is a special part of outdoor activity on Mlilwane.

Safari: Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 16 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 19
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 8 Reviews


  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swati (siSwati)


  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Children under 13yrs not allowed.
NOTE: Excluded from the rates are :- Government Bed Levy of ZAR7.50p/bed per night. Valid Wild cards are accepted for free Park entry. Please advise if you are Wild card members.

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Reviews for Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

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Robert Dakin
23 February 2018

Third time here, and as delightful as ever!

Ulrike Vorholz, Germany
28 September 2016

very nice and funny hosts. the dinner at the fire is relaxed and a great experience. it is nice to walk around and from the hill you always have great views. we enjoyed it a lot to stay there.

Zephne Botha, South Africa
23 May 2016

Reilly's Rock's service was exceptional - both Ruth and Lizzy were always available and ensured that we felt really being spoilt. The room was comfortable and the food good. The tranquility is priceless and the crested guinea fowls and tame little blue duikers place the crown on a wonderful time.

Malicia Chiloane, South Africa
22 May 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at reilly's the food was nice, ruth and lizy where very kind, always smiling, bed needs replacement though as it was too old perhaps blending with the lodge in general, all in all we enjoyed everything with reilly's rock hilltop lodge  would'nt  mind booking for a second stay ....

Alexandra Kehoe, Mozambique
26 October 2015

I have been told that this is one of Swaziland's gems. I was not disappointed. We arrived for a 2 night stay; and were met with a wonderful warm welcome. The lodge itself has an amazing view and there is plenty to see in the garden with antelope; bush-babies and a wide variety of birds.I was sharing a twin room with a friend; and while the room was a little on the small side; it was very tastefully decorated in colonial style.My parents had a double; which was large and spacious and opened directly onto the garden. A walkers paradise with plenty of routes starting directly from the the lodge;...
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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge Map

Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge is 2km from the centre of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary , the nearest airport 121.1km (Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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