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The Kingdom of Eswatini

Hlane Royal National Park

Hlane is Eswatini’s (Swaziland’s) largest protected area and extends either side of the MR3 – where you may spot wildlife along the verge. The camps are located in the western sector. This area hosts the traditional Butimba, or royal hunt, and today Big Game Parks manages Hlane on behalf of the King. Among a wealth of wildlife reintroduced to its former home, elephant, white rhino, lion and leopard all occur. The rhino and elephant often visit the waterhole at Ndlovu Camp, while lions – the emblem of royal Eswatini – occupy a separate fenced area, where you can see them on a guided game drive. Leopards are more elusive, as are spotted hyenas, whose whooping calls blend with the roars of the lions at night. Giraffe, zebra and hippos are among the other large mammals, while antelope include abundant impala, plus kudu, wildebeest and waterbuck. Highlights among more than 300 species of bird include a large breeding colony of white-backed vultures.

Visitors can choose from a selection of game drives and Hlane’s wide network of game-viewing roads is ideal for a self-drive safari. You can stretch your legs at picnic sites and watch animals come to drink from the game-viewing hide at Mahlindza Dam. Other activities include guided walks and a mountain-bike trail, while overnight bush trails are run in the wild eastern Lusoti section. Accommodation is at Ndlovu Camp, where you can watch the rhinos come to drink, or at the secluded, self-catering Bhubesi Camp, where only the calls of bushbabies and nightjars disturb the night.

Accommodation in or near Hlane
Hlane Ndlovu Camp
Hlane Royal National Park
Rustic Chalets with ensuite bathrooms and self catering facilities
Hlane Campsite
Hlane Royal National Park
Spacious camping ground beneath ancient hardwood Acacia trees
Hlane Bhubesi Camp
Hlane Royal National Park
Self Catering accommodation deep within the Hlane Royal National Park
Vovovo Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Stunning modern self catering lodge set within the Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Mkhiweni Lodge
Dombeya Game Reserve
Beautiful lodge set within the grounds of the privately owned Dombeya Game Reserve.
Shonalanga Lodge
Dombeya Game Reserve
Stunning lodge located within the privately owned Dombeya Game Reserve.
Nkhankanka Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Hidden safari lodge overlooking the Mlawula River surrounded by Leadwood trees.
Tambankulu Club & Guesthouse
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
Peaceful Guesthouse set in the North East of Eswatini.
Intsini Tented Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Luxury tented lodge in the heart of the Mbuluzi bush with adjacent swimming pool.
Tambuti Tented Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Tented accommodation and brick lodge with Self Catering facilities in Mbuluzi Game Reserve.
Siteki Hotel
Siteki
A well presented hotel in the town of Siteki close to the Lubombo Mountains.
Siphiso Campsite
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Spacious campsite with shaded areas in the Mlawula Nature Reserve
Singwe Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Secluded and rustic self catering lodge in Mbuluzi with its own private swimming pool.
Simunye Country Club
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
High end accommodation with beautiful grounds on the Country Club's estate.
Shewula Mountain Camp
Shewula Nature Reserve
A fantastic example of community tourism, with stunning views of the surrounding lowveld.
Mphangele Lodge
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Peaceful safari lodge located in Mbuluzi Game Reserve wilderness.
Mhlumeni Bush Camp
Lubombo Conservancy
Luxury tents with spectacular views of the surrounding Mlawula Nature Reserve.
Mbuluzi Campsite
Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Spacious campsite located in the privately owned Mbuluzi Game Reserve.
Mapelepele Cottage
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Rustic self catering cottage in the wilderness of Mlawula Nature Reserve.
Mananga Country Lodge
Sugar Estates & Country Clubs
Comfortable acccommodation in the Country Club's tranquil surroundings.
Magadzavane Lodge
Mlawula Nature Reserve
Highveld chalet accommodation with stunning views of the Lubombo Mountains.
Varied accommodation types on a working dairy farm in Siteki
Cultured accommodation with panoramic views.
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Hlane Royal National Park