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

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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.

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

Imvelo Entries Now Open!

Imvelo 2014

The Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic 2015 entry is now open!   This year’s race looks to be bigger and better than last year and will take place at Mlilwane Wild Life Sanctuary on the 6th June 2015.  The race is only limited to 500 participants, with four categories to suit the whole family.
Participants  can either enter online at www.imvelo.co.sz or www.entrytime.com  or manually  at our Central Reservations Office and at Adventure Sport in Mbabane or Manzini

One Week To Go Before Entries Open!

ENTRIES OPEN 7 APRIL 2015 2 options (5)-page-002One week to go before the Nedbank  Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic entries open!   This year’s race looks to be bigger and better than last year and will take place at Mlilwane Wild Life Sanctuary on the 6th June 2015.  The race is only limited to 500 participants, with four categories to suit the whole family.
Participants  can either enter online at www.imvelo.co.sz or www.entrytime.com  or manually  at our Central Reservations Office and at Adventure Sport in Mbabane or Manzini.

Day Three: End Your Expedition Africa Stay at Hlane With More Adventure

expedition africaConclude your adventurous stay at Hlane Royal National Park on a high note by waking up to a two hour guided game walk early in the morning, then return to a warm breakfast at Ndlovu Camp, and get ready to depart.

Book your Expedition Africa accommodation at Hlane Royal National Park and qualify for up to 30% off on accommodation on our Swazi Safari Specials.

To book your Expedition Africa accommodation, call our Central Reservations office on  (+268) 2528 3943 or email reservations@biggameparks.org.  Daily Conservation fee is E40-00 per person. Entry free for WILD card holders.

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