Big Game Parks Quiet Season Specials

QSS Info Sheet Rack-page-001Save up to 30% off on accommodation on Big Game Parks’ Quiet Season Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve when you stay  two nights or more from the 10th January 2016 to 20th March 2016. Entry is free for WILD card holders.

To book contact the Central Reservations Office on or call +268 2528 3943


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:  Prepayment negates the Peak Season Conservation Fee and attracts normal fee.

Book now, spaces are limited!


Another Addition To The Nyala Family At Mkhaya

New born baby Nyala with mother
New born baby Nyala with mother at Stone Camp

Recently a female  Nyala gave birth to a baby at Stone Camp at Mkhaya Game Reserve, adding to Big Game Parks wildlife. It was amazing to watch the mother being patient with little one while she  was learning to walk. We have this picture of the little baby Nyala as she is trying to find her way around the camp.

Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Winter Specials

Big Game Parks Winter Specials
Big Game Parks Winter Specials

Big Game Parks’  Swazi Safari Winter Specials have started!  Beat those winter blues and save up to 30% on select accommodation from 1 May 2013 to  15 July 2013 at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, including Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge, and Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Do not forget to bring your Wild Card for free entry into The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks

For Further Information & Bookings:
• Call: +268 2528 3943
• Email:

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Luxury Lodges & Accommodation at Swaziland’s Big Game Parks

Luxury En- suite accommodation at Reilly's
Luxury En- suite accommodation at Reilly’s

Looking for luxury lodges, hotels or accommodation in the Kingdom of Swaziland? Don’t miss the up-market, unique and historical Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge within Swaziland’s pioneering wildlife sanctuary,Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and the ultimate, unforgettable bush retreat, Mkhaya Game Reserve.

AA Highly Recommended Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is located in an enviable position ideal for nature, history and photography lovers who want a convenient base from which to explore Swaziland and beyond. Located within a botanical garden in the beautiful Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, itself located within Swaziland’s main tourist hub; the Ezulwini Valley ‘Valley of Heavens’, Reilly’s Rock definitely shouldn’t be missed! As guests enjoy a hearty breakfast in the lodge’s garden, they can admire panoramic views of Mlilwane’s game-studded plains below and rare wildlife such as the Blue Duiker wandering calmly around the garden. With only 6 en-suite rooms, you can also be sure of a calm and peaceful retreat and as the sun sets say hello to the resident Bushbabies – keen to be fed a banana or two!

 Semi open en- suite accommodation at Mkhaya
Semi open en- suite accommodation at Mkhaya

Mkhaya Game Reserve recently scooped the ‘AA Travellers Value Award for Top-End Leisure Travellers’ and with good reason! This South Eastern Swaziland Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 including Black Rhino, exquisite birdlife including the elusive Narina Trogon and Pink-Throated Twin-spots and a whole host of other must-see wildlife highlights, but it is the excellent Swazi service, and truly unique semi-open stone and thatched cottages which really set this reserve apart. Mkhaya Game Reserve is seldom short of praise; recently Wild Photo-journalist Stephen Cunliffe said: ‘A rhino walk at Mkhaya stands on par with a mountain gorilla encounter in Central Africa’ while Lonely Planet Africa Author Kate Armstrong said ‘This reserves that your more likely to see rhino here than anywhere else in Africa, and judging by our experience, this is true!’. Entry to Mkhaya at fixed times of either 10am or 4pm must be pre-booked in advanced and once in the reserve, your entry, food, activities and accommodation is included in the price of your chosen package.

To see what all the fuss is about, book a stay of 2 nights or more at either Reilly’s or Mkhaya, and save up to 30% off normal rates with our Quiet Season Specials – valid until 18th March 2013!

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 BGP’s parks, don’t forget your valid Wild Card!
For Further Information & Bookings:
• Call: +268 2528 3943
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Happy Valentines!

True Romance at Mkhaya Game Reserve
True Romance at Mkhaya Game Reserve

Since this is the week of love, Big Game Parks wishes you all a happy Valentine’s Day!

There is no better way to celebrate other than taking advantage of our Valentines Specials from the 14th to the 17th February 2013 at the luxurious Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge and at the award-winning Mkhaya Game Reserve. This is your last chance to take your loved one by surprise and show them how much you care. You need not mention you received up to 30% off your booking AND the bottle of bubbly you enjoy with dinner was complimentary!

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Book now on +268 2528 3943/4 or 

Celebrate Christmas at Big Game Parks

Celebrate this festive season at Big Game Parks’ Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Enjoy amazing Christmas menus, stunning venues, unrivalled activities and beautiful surroundings. All offer superb value! See below for menus and Mkhaya’s Christmas Day Special.

To book and for more information, contact us here. 

Christmas at Mkhaya Game Reserve

Book an Award-Winning Christmas Getaway

If you’re looking for something different this Christmas, look no further than the Kingdom of Swaziland’s Mkhaya Game Reserve!

An unforgettable safari getaway often comes with an equally unforgettable price-tag. Not at Mkhaya! This reserve continually receives rave reviews from journalists, safari experts and visitors from all over the world for offering ‘one of the most unique lodges on the continent’, ‘exceptional service and cuisine’, ‘National Geographic game drives’ and rhino walks which are ‘on a par with a mountain gorilla encounter in Central Africa’. And the best part? It also offers truly excellent value for money, as the AA ‘Traveller’s Value Award for Top-End Leisure Travellers’ which it recently scooped as a result of first-hand guest feedback, attests to.

Our Special Mkhaya Christmas Packages:

Christmas Day Tour at Mkhaya

Christmas Day Tour

Home to 4 of the Big Five inc. Black Rhino & exquisite birdlife, spend your Christmas Day in the African Bush under the care of our expert Swazi guides and enjoy a delicious three course meal beneath Mkhaya’s giant sausage tree.


Just R400 pp!
+ 25% Off Bookings of 4+/Children 6-13yrs!

2 Night Special Christmas Package

2 Night Christmas Special 

Spend an unforgettable Christmas at the award-winning Mkhaya Game Reserve and follow the romantic candle and paraffin-lit sand pathways to enjoy two nights in AA Highly Recommended Semi-open Stone & Thatch Cottages. Excellent value!

Entry to Mkhaya
All Game Drives
Use of Kirky’s Hide
All Meals
Christmas Lunch

Just R2555pp sharing
(D,B&B & 24hr)

These Mkhaya Christmas Specials are subject to availability and must be pre-booked. To avoid disappointment book now on: +268 2528 3943 or via 

Unforgettable Alfresco Dining at Award-Wining Mkhaya

Bush dining is one of the many highlights during a stay at Mkhaya’s award-wining Stone Camp.

After spotting four of the Big Five including Black Rhino and many more endangered species on one of the reserve’s open Land Rover game drives or guided walking safaris, guests return to discover a wonderful spread served by welcoming Swazi hosts beneath the shade of the camp’s 100+ year old sausage tree.

Diners often get the opportunity to share their lunch spot with an array of rare bird species which are also attracted to the riverine setting, including the Pink-Throated Twinspot, see image below, and the ever-elusive Narina Trogon which nests right in camp.

Mkhaya’s infamous and hearty Impala/Nyala/Kudu stir fries, pies or stews are devoured alongside the reserve’s homemade bread of which many a guest has been delighted to receive the recipe. Other accompaniments include creamy curried pasta, spicy couscous or orange rice, while fresh green/butternut and avocado salad refresh the palate to make room for dessert.

From delightfully-named and delicious ‘dung beetle’ balls to vegetable muffins accompanied by the reserve’s secret Swazi sauce, an Mkhaya starter is anything but ordinary. Freshly-made and creamy butternut, gemsquash, sweet potato or tomato and sweet basil soup might follow, and will be in turn be followed by a hearty main course sizzling before the guests’ very own eyes on the open fire. Venison potjies full of an array of herbs and spices are always a delight for both local and international guests and Wildebeest wors, impala chops or fillet steak are also firm favourites. Delicious seasonal vegetables are either roasted, stir fried or glazed in honey, while garlic, herb and butter potatoes/traditional pap with an apple, tomato and raisin sauce are baked as they should be; on the open fire.

Those with a sweet tooth are certainly not forgotten at Stone Camp where guests might be treated to a sumptuous summer berry mouse, strawberry cheesecake, banana and guava pudding or nutty chocolate brownies and cream. Freshly homemade desserts might include a mouth-watering melba pudding, hearty apple crumble or butternut pudding.

As the night draws to a close, tea and coffee is taken around the fire place while tales are told and the distant whoop of a Hyena or Bushbaby call joins the conversation.


Big Game Parks at 2012 Tourism Indaba

Big Game Parks is at this year’s Tourism Indaba in Durban from the 12th of May to 15th of May 2012 at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Durban ICC).

Together with other tourism providers from the Kingdom, Big Game Parks’ marketing and tourism will be promoting the Big Game Parks and the Kingdom of Swaziland as an essential holiday destination.

Preparations are already under way in Durban as they help build the stand. See image below.

Visit us on Stand SADCC012 to learn more about our well positioned reserves that offer fantastic activities and dining options for every price point.

For more information about Big Game Parks, please visit our website or pop in for a chat on stand number SADCC012.