Big Game Parks 2015/16 Festive Season Procedures

family of logosHlane Royal National Park and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary welcome day visitors over the Christmas season.  We encourage enjoyment of our parks in a responsible manner with respect to wildlife and fellow guests.  EcoTourism is about a quality nature experience.  Big Game Parks is about making memorable experiences in nature available to local, regional and international guests.  We do not condone noisy and disrespectful behavior.  Our parks are here to be enjoyed by all who visit, which means safety, respect, courtesy and sobriety are important.

Due to the high levels of disturbance and numerous refunds paid to unhappy overnight guests over Christmas 2014, our parks will be following a very strict procedure this festive season.

  • For the safety and enjoyment of all, the “No Alcohol Permitted” rule will be enforced vigorously throughout the holiday season
  • Every vehicle will be searched on entry to both Hlane and Mlilwane. Vehicles with alcohol will be turned away and denied access into the park.
  • No alcohol may be left at our gates.
  • Anyone arriving intoxicated or suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating substances will be turned away. Our Rangers have full discretion.
  • Day Visitors will be required to leave the Rest Camp by 17h00 between 20 December and 5 January
  • Security will be deployed in the camps and have the authority to search picnics and any alcohol found being off-loaded will result in the vehicle and its passengers being evicted without refund
  • The number of Day Visitor vehicles allowed into the parks will be restricted on 25th December, 26th December and 1st Notices will be erected at the turn off when capacity is reached.  Big Game Parks reserves the right to restrict entry during Peak Season.
  • Conservation (entry) fees will be as follows:
    • E40,00 per adult & E20 per child during High Season (18-24 Dec & 28-30 Dec)
    • E60,00 per adult & E30 per child during Peak Season (25-27 Dec & 31 Dec-3 Jan) – Restricted access applies
    • Normal Rates apply through the rest of the months of December and January, with exception of the above dates
    • Wild Cards will be accepted as normal, without premium fare
    • Pre-bookings for overnight guests as per our forecast will be charged normal Conservation Fees, including pay on arrival
    • Pre-paid Christmas Lunch bookings in the Hippo Haunt and Hlane Restaurants will be charged normal Conservation Fees. Pre-bookings without payment will be charged peak season rates. 

Wishing all our guests a fabulous Festive Season!

To book contact our Central Reservations Office on +268 2528 3943 or email reservations@biggameparks.org

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Swaziland’s First Ever Instameet !

 

Instameet ArtworkThe Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks invites instagrammers to the very first instameet in Swaziland! This event will be hosted at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on the 16th December 2015. An InstaMeet is an event where a group of photographers and videographers who are on instagram meet up to take photos and videos together. Instagram is an exciting social networking service that enables its users to share pictures and videos. The vital ingredients for this event are a group of fun, easy going instagrammers with smart phones, data bundles and a desire to connect and explore nature with other Instagrammers.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautifully scenic park ideal for exploring nature and this Instameet will provide a great opportunity to meet new people, share opinions, tips and experiences related to Instagram;  take pictures and instantly upload them to Instagram. Save the date! #LookCloser #MlilwaneInstameet15 #TheBeautyOfNature @BigGameParks

Welcome to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

It’s easy to see why Mlilwane is called an Outdoor Lover’s Paradise.  Check out Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary’s video below.

Imvelo MTB Classic 2012: Over 400 Entries in 3 Weeks!

 

Having entered week 3 since opening online entries on 2nd April, Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic 2012 has raced pass its 400th entry.

We now have over 400 confirmed entries to this year’s Imvelo at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and look as though we’ll even be racing past last year’s impressive record of selling out within 40 days!

As always, Imvelo is limited to 500 entrants so if you haven’t entered and would like to race, please do so quickly by visiting www.imvelo.co.sz to discover everything you need to know about the event, enter and avoid disappointment!

Imvelo Quick Facts

Race Date: 9th June 2012
Venue: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Registration:
Friday 8th June 2012 @ The Gables (look out for banners)

Race Distance & Start Time:
64km (Classic) – 08.00am

33km (Challenge) – 09.15am

22km (Family Fun) – 09.45am

12.5km (Hoglets)- 09.45am (Just after Family fun start) 

For more information contact Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic team on imvelo@biggameparks.org or Big Game Parks

BGP Hosts Water Table at Swazi Slojos

Swazi Slojos
Swazi Slojos

Big Game Parks is hosting a water table tomorrow; Saturday 24 Septemeber 2011, at the Swazi Slojos 21.1 km race, and would like to wish all runners the best of luck.

Over 400 participants will be up bright and early for the half-marathon race which starts at 06h30 at Ezulwini Sun Hotel.

Big Game Parks will be at Water Table No.3, 13.5 km from the start line at Elangeni. Water, juice, and fruit aren’t the only things we will be providing. Over 400 athletes will also be cheered on by BGP staff as they race to the finish line.

As soon as you hit the dirt road, under the MR3 Freeway around Elangeni, look out for our banners and anticipate the best hydration point!

Best of luck and see you there!