Notice of Change of Normal Rates

BGP logoPlease 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 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

Mlilwane: The Best Base to Experience Umhlanga


The Umhlanga Reed Dance takes place from the 25th of August to its culmination on the 31st Agust 2015 (Main Day) at Ludzidzini Royal Residence in Lobamba. Stay at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary only 5km from Ludzidzini and experience this annual cultural explosion.

The week long annual event takes place at the end of August or the beginning of September. Over 60 000 maidens pay homage to Her Majesty iNdlovikazi, the Queen Mother by cutting and presenting her with Reed used to repair the windbreak( emaguma ) for her homestead.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury, located 5 km from Ludzidzini Royal Residence is the best base to experience this colourful traditional ceremony. Mlilwane has accommodation to suit every price point from backpacker accommodation at Sondzela Backpackers, to Mlilwane’s Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary‘s Rest Camp features a wide variety of accommodation suitable for families, groups as well as individual travelers and every price point. A t the heart of the Rest Camp are Rest Camp Huts; single room en-suite huts with close proximity to Hippo Haunt Restaurant or get a taste of traditional Swazi Living by beehive style hut (boguca) in one of 3 kraals, Nyala, Blesbok and Roan villages, each with 14 huts. These traditional huts have added luxury of en-suite bathroom with bedding and towels supplied. For larger family groups, Shonalanga Self Catering family cottage with its own private braai area and view of the Mlilwane plains is ideal. Lontweni Self-catering Rondavels also at Rest Camp are better suited for small families or couples alike.

For the traveler wild at heart, retire to our campsite which overlooks the Mhlambanyatsi valley and is adjacent to an ablution block with the added luxury of electricity points and laundry for your convenience.

Also located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a historic and luxury lodge called Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge, the birthplace of Swazi Nature conservation. Reilly’s is surrounded by  Botanical Gardens featuring rare aloes and cycads, threatened and endangered antelope as well as abundant bird-life. Reilly’s accommodation features the main house and 2 luxury en-suite rooms with 2 standard en suite rooms with a communal lounge as well as the breakfast terrace with spectacular views of Lobamba and the Ezulwini Valley. Reilly’s also has garden cottage with 2 standard en suite rooms sharing a small communal lounge.

There is little doubt that given its location, Sondzela Backpackers is the WILDest Backpackers in Swaziland. Set within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. A stay at Sondzela backpackers offers the priviledge  of being among Swazi Wildlife whilst also being perfectly placed to explore neighbouring attractions of Ezulwini and beyond. With a wide range of tolerant Game surrounding you including impala, nyala, zebra, warthog you can relax and take in the Sondzela landscape

Experience true Swazi culture, nature and hospitality at its very best at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact our central reservations office on T: +268 2528 3943 or email reservations@biggameparks.org for more information and to book.

Book A Laid -back Swazi Stay

Sondzela Backpackers
Sondzela Backpackers

There is little doubt that given its location, Sondzela Backpackers is the WILDest Backpackers in Swaziland.

Set within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a stay at Sondzela Backpackers offers you the privilege of being amongst Swazi wildlife whilst also being perfectly placed to explore the neighbouring attractions of Ezulwini and beyond.

With a wide range of tolerant game surrounding you including impala, nyala, zebra,  and warthog, you can relax and take in the Sondzela landscape.

Come and Meet Us at The Mozambique Tourism Fair

IMAG0200Are you currently in Maputo, Mozambique? Come and visit Big Game Parks at the Swaziland stand at the Mozambique International Tourism Fair in FACIM where we are showcasing Swaziland’s pioneering and premiere wildlife destinations: Hlane Royal National ParkMlilwane Wildlife Sanctuaryand Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 12th – 15th June 2014.

Curio Shop Closure Notice

 

Mlilwane Curio Shop
Mlilwane Curio Shop

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Curio Shop  will be closed  from the 02 December 2013 till 04 December 2013 for maintenance. We apologise for any inconvinience caused.

For further information and enquiries you can contact our reservations office:
• Call: +268 2528 3943
• Email: reservations@biggameparks.org
• Visit: www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane

Big Game Parks’ Camp Residents

Nyala at Wisteria Village
Nyala at Wisteria Village

Big Game Parks offers different types of accommodation options ranging from camping to self-catering cottages and catered en-suite rooms. The wonderful thing about the accommodation at all three parks; Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve is that they all have special visitors and residents. The pictures show Impala and Nyala at Hlane’s Wisteria Village

Impala at Wisteria
Impala at Wisteria