Hlane 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.
Please note that from the 1st of December 2015 our rates on all accommodation and activities will change to 2015/2016 rates. For more information on rates visit our website at www.biggameparks.org or email our Central Reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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
Take the challenge today and ascend the slopes of Swaziland’s infamous Rock of Execution on horseback! Wildlife viewing gives you an unmatched opportunity to be at the one with nature, riding majestically alongside Zebra, Wildebeest, Nyala and more on Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary‘s beautiful plains. Our Central Reservations Office staff took on the challenge last Friday. Here they are seen cutting through the plains from Mlilwane‘s Rest Camp towards Nyonyane Mountain.
Experience Swaziland’s Outdoor Lovers’ Paradise and stunning flora and fauna on the back of an expertly trained horse within the Kingdom’s very first nature reserve, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Popularly known as the Kingdom’s number one eco-tourism destination, become at one with nature while riding majestically and view the breathtaking surroundings of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the heart of Swaziland’s main tourist hub, the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
With rainy season and the African Horse Sickness period now upon us, please contact our Central Reservations department to check the availability of activities/park access in the event of wet weather, and horse riding availability during 10th September – 12th November.
Activities/Park Access in the Event of Wet Weather
As we now enter the rainy season, it is advisable to check park road conditions and activity availability in the event of wet weather before entering the parks to avoid disappointment. Our Central Reservations department can be contacted on +268 2528 3943/4 or via email on email@example.com.
We are unfortunately approaching the time of year when the dreaded disease ‘African Horse Sickness’ is most prevalent. We therefore need to vaccinate our herd of horses, and the vaccination period will be 10th September- 12th November. During this period, the horses must not sweat and therefore their workloads will be reduced with the following associated limitations on Chubeka Trail bookings:
• Any rides longer than 2hrs (e.g. Rock of Execution Challenge)
• Overnight Cave Trail
• The Klipspringer Trail
• Most experienced riders will not be able to be accommodated during this period
• On most hot days, trails will not be able to be booked between 11am and 2pm
Please check with reception for availability and information on trails before booking.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.