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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#Nailit4RHINOS Campaign: 1st – 22nd September 2015

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World Rhino Day is on the 22nd September every year. This day is celebrated worldwide. 2015 marks the fifth year that the world will commemorate this day.

Nail it for Rhinos

The Rhino Horn is made from a substance called Keratin; the same material found in human nails. The Rhino is an endangered species which is continentally in crisis of extinction. The Swazi Community can help take a stand to save the rhino by getting involved with the Nail it for Rhinos Campaign.  All they have to do is get creative with their nails from the 1st of September 2015. World Rhino Day is on Tuesday the 22nd September and the eventual winner will be announced on Social Media on the 22nd.They can colour them, Shape them or Fake them; then take selfies (with the highlight of the picture being their nail craft) and share them on our official Big Game Parks instagram, facebook and twitter handles with the caption #NailItForRhinos.

 

The most creative participant will walk away with:

  • One night for 2 people at Hlane Royal National Park plus a Rhino Game Drive.
  • We invite salons to participate by offering a manicure/pedicure prize along side this to stimulate more interest – We hope that if the client wins, the salon owner can join the winner on the game drive and offer the prize at her salon. The prize will be redeemed at the winner’s salon, so only if your client wins, will your prize be taken up.

 

  • The winner will be “The most effective artwork seen in photo” selected from social media posts. This means the artwork must stimulate interest as a great rhino ambassador.

 

How to enter:

  • Design & paint your #Nailit4RHINO nails (Both Men and Women eligible)
  • Photograph your nails creatively
  • Share on your social media platforms and tag:
    • @biggamparks (twitter)
    • @BigGameParks (Insta)
    • Big Game Parks (FB)
    • #Nailit4RHINO
    • Your Salon’s name
    • Your own handle
  • Most effective artwork seen in photo wins – T&C’s apply

Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB 2015 Results

Last  Saturday (6th June 2015), Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary  hosted the annual Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic. This year’s race was only limited to 500 participants, cycling through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary‘s amazing scenery and  new records were set. Thanks to all our sponsors for the contribution they made towards the  success of the event.

To view race results click here

Imvelo 2015 Almost Sold Out

IMAG0129In just less than 48 hours  The 2015 Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic entries have passed 350, which means we have got less than  150 spaces left. Put in your entry now to secure your spot in the race! Race is limited to 500 participants.

Enter at Adventure Sports in Manzini or Mbabane or online at http://www.imvelo.co.sz

Book Your Expedition Africa Accommodation with Big Game Parks

file-page1-SSS15WEBBegin your  adventure by staying  at Hlane Royal National Park‘s Ndlovu Camp get up to 30% off on accommodation (Catered or self-catered) for this year’s Expedition Africa . Arrive at Ndlovu Camp and get a chance to see four of Swaziland’s Big Five including Lion, by booking the popular Sunset Game Drive.

Daily conservation fee is E40-00 per person. To book your accommodation call our Central Reservations Office on (+268) 2528 3943 or email reservations@biggameparks.org

Have You Booked Your Christmas Lunch Yet?

Have a “Simply Different” Christmas this  2015 festive season in natural surroundings  by booking your Christmas lunch with Big Game ParksHlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Pre-booking is essential. To book call our Central Reservations Office on +268 2528 3943 or email: reservations@biggameparks.org  Prepayment negates the Peak Season Conservation Fee and attracts normal fee.

Book now, spaces are limited!

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Your 50 For Conservation

50Swaziland and BIG GAME PARKS celebrated 50 years of conservation this year! The beginning of this week marked  50 days to the end of the year.  We successfully  launched our “Your 50” campaign at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday 10th November, attended by media and conservation ambassadors from Hlabazonkhe Primary School and Malindza High School.

Big Game Parks has contributed 50- years to Swazi conservation.  What is Your50?

We invite you to contribute to Swaziland’s conservation through participation. Big Game Parks challenges everyone to get creative and choose 50 ways in which to make a difference to our environment before the end of 2014. Pledge Your 50 and Challenge your neighbour!

 

Visit our Facebook page Big Game Park  for ideas – and share yours!

Tweet us @BigGameParks