Traditional, Unique & Cultural Swazi Beehive Accommodation In The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks

Beehive Village at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Beehive Village at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to live the Swazi way? Now you can get a flavour of Swazi culture, while also enjoying the comfort of an en-suite bathroom and electricity, by staying in one of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary’s Swazi Beehive Villages. The three villages are named after some of the antelope species which can also be found in the Sanctuary: Blesbok, Nyala and Roan, and are perfect for both groups and individual travellers.

Inside a Swazi Beehive Hut at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Inside a Swazi Beehive Hut at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Located near to the Hippo Haunt Restaurant, Swimming Pool, BBQ/Braai areas and activity centre – these are the ideal base from which to explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (by foot, mountain bike, horse-back or car), Swaziland and beyond.

And to complete your cultural experience, don’t forget to book an Umphakatsi Cultural Village Visit. This is an authentic and very affordable experience, which enables visitors to enter a real Swazi village and meet the chief. You’d simply head down to the Mlilwane main gate where you’ll depart in your vehicle with a Mlilwane guide to visit Mlilwane’s neighbouring Chief at her homestead and learn about Swazi culture and customs first-hand.

Wild Card
Wild Card

Did you know…The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks (BGP): Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve are part of the Wild Card Program which allows members free entry into a wide selection of game reserves within southern Africa? For FREE entry into Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, don’t forget your valid Wild Card!

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Author: Big Game Parks

Sawubona! Welcome to Big Game Parks' Blog! From the flatlands in the East, through the mountainous and scenic West, to the heart of the lowveld in the South East, the Kingdom of Swaziland not only offers you nearly every example of African landscape but also unforgettable wildlife, culture, adventure and birding experiences. Big Game Parks (BGP) is a private non-profit Trust which manages three game reserves in Swaziland: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. All follow a common mission: to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland's natural heritage. In 1960 the Reilly's family established the Kingdom's first game reserve on the Reilly family farm, Mlilwane. Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve soon followed and today the company's contribution to the restoration and protection of the Kingdom’s biodiversity is of great significance (BGP actually saved 22 species from extinction in Swaziland!) and can truly be appreciated by the discerning traveller. Swaziland is well-situated between Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo. Big Game Parks’ well-positioned and diverse game reserves are an essential destination in any itinerary. Discover all the latest Big Game Parks tourism, conservation and community happenings right here. Sitawubonana! See you soon!

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