#Nailit4RHINOS Campaign: 1st – 22nd September 2015


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

#My3RhinoWords Competition!

#My3RhinoWords - FB

In just 3 words, what do you think of rhino?




 Either create an electronic jpeg or a hard copy, scan and post it on your Facebook.

  1. Take a piece of paper
  2. Write #My3RhinoWords prominently
  3. Write your 3 words
  4. Add a rhino picture – drawn or a photo
  5. Scan or photograph this and post it on your facebook page
  6. By Thursday 2, take a screen shot of your page showing the number of shares your #My3RhinoWords post generated and send it through to marketing@biggameparks.org
  7. The person with the most shares will win a night for their family at Hlane Royal National Park. If the highest number is shared by more than one person, the winner will be drawn.
  8. T’s & C’s Apply
  9. Have fun!


Twitter                        #My3RhinoWords      @biggameparks

Congratulations to our World Rhino Day Winner

World Rhino Day
World Rhino Day

On the 22nd September 2013, Big Game Parks commemorated the World Rhino Day by running “The World Rhino Day Competition.”

We have received an overwhelming response and support for the competition and can now announce the winner.

Congratulations to: Nuno Manuel Braga Coelho.

Nuno wins a 1.5hr Guided Rhino Drive at Hlane Royal National Park for 2 people!

Thank you for your support if you entered. Weren’t lucky on this occasion? Stay tuned for your chance to win another great prize in another competition soon.

Get ready to ooh and aah: Mkhaya’s adorable new addition on YouTube!

Rhino Calf Video at Mkhaya Game ReserveVery young rhino calf at The Kingdom of Swaziland’s award-winning reserve Mkhaya Game Reserve finds its feet in this YouTube Video. Look closely and you’ll see the umbilical cord!

The reserve is an exciting conservation success story and continues to provide much needed refuge for both the endangered black and white rhinos in addition to a whole host of other endangered species. For up-close rhino sightings pre-book a stay at the reserve: www.biggameparks.org/mkhaya

And speaking of rhinos, don’t forget to enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a Guided Rhino Drive for two at Hlane Royal National Park in honour of the forthcoming World Rhino Day.


Getaway Show a Success

GP-Show-logo-2013-300x209In conjunction with the Swaziland Tourism Authority, the Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks  had a successful Getaway show at the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg last week. We wish to thank all those who took the time to visit the Swaziland stand and showed interest in visiting our Swazi parks.

Thanks also to all those who participated in our competition to win 2 nights camping for two at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary complete with a complimentary activity of their choice. We will shortly be announcing the winner and wonder if they’ll choose horse riding, mountain biking, hiking or a guided game drive to name just a few of their options! Speaking of competitions, don’t forget to enter our competition to win a rhino drive for two at Hlane Royal National Park in honour of the forthcoming World Rhino Day.

Stay tuned to our blog, follow us on twitter or sign-up to receive Big Game Parks’ specials and updates via email to see if you are the lucky winner!

The Beeld Holiday Show a Success!

Big Game Parks' Beeld Holiday Show a Success!
Big Game Parks’ Beeld Holiday Show a Success!

The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks  had a successful Beeld show in Midrand last week. We wish to thank all those that visited our marketing stand and showed interest in visiting our parks. We also wish to thank all those that participated in our competition, we are still in the process of selecting our lucky winner and we will be announcing the winner shortly.

Due to the popularity of Big Game Parks, this year we had a lot of participants in our competition. Stay tuned to our blog and look out for an email to see if you are a winner!

If you don’t win on this occasion, remember you can still save up to 30% off select Big Game Parks accommodation if you book a stay before the 18th March 2013 as part of our Quiet Season Specials.

BGP is at The Beeld Holiday Show in Midrand!

Visit BGP at the Beeld Holiday Show
Visit BGP at the Beeld Holiday Show

From 15th-17th Feb, BGP will be at the Beeld Holiday Show at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.  In the area? Stop by the Swaziland Stand to plan (or WIN!) your next holiday to The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks!

If you can answer the simple question: ‘How long does it take to drive from Gauteng to Swaziland?’ you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win 2 nights for 2 people camping at Big Game Parks PLUS an activity of your choice!

You’ve got to be in it to win it, so pop into the stand!