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 reservations@biggameparks.org or call +268 2528 3943

 

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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.

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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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: reservations@biggameparks.org

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Traditional, Unique & Cultural Swazi Beehive Accommodation In The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks

Beehive Village at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Beehive Village at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to live the Swazi way? Now you can get a flavour of Swazi culture, while also enjoying the comfort of an en-suite bathroom and electricity, by staying in one of Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary’s Swazi Beehive Villages. The three villages are named after some of the antelope species which can also be found in the Sanctuary: Blesbok, Nyala and Roan, and are perfect for both groups and individual travellers.

Inside a Swazi Beehive Hut at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Inside a Swazi Beehive Hut at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Located near to the Hippo Haunt Restaurant, Swimming Pool, BBQ/Braai areas and activity centre – these are the ideal base from which to explore Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (by foot, mountain bike, horse-back or car), Swaziland and beyond.

And to complete your cultural experience, don’t forget to book an Umphakatsi Cultural Village Visit. This is an authentic and very affordable experience, which enables visitors to enter a real Swazi village and meet the chief. You’d simply head down to the Mlilwane main gate where you’ll depart in your vehicle with a Mlilwane guide to visit Mlilwane’s neighbouring Chief at her homestead and learn about Swazi culture and customs first-hand.

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 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, don’t forget your valid Wild Card!

For Further Information & Bookings:
• Call: +268 2528 3943
• Email: reservations@biggameparks.org
• Visit: www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane

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
• Email: reservations@biggameparks.org
• Visit: www.biggameparks.org