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Address: Swaziland
Activities: Viewing wildlife

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A great stay

Stayed here one night as a family. The facilities are good and clean. Camping and bungalows available. The staff are professional and friendly. We saw a lot of game, sunsets at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Stayed here one night as a family. The facilities are good and clean. Camping and bungalows available. The staff are professional and friendly. We saw a lot of game, sunsets at the main camp are awesome.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The reserve is not what is marketed! We were advised on booking that there were " almost" the "big 5 " notwithstanding that it is not important to us to our sightings. The reserve has been split into 3. Rhino are encamped for their safety and congregate around a rather polluted dam frequented by Hippo.Another section has the Lion BUT... More 

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Randburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A small park, but had lots of birds and wildlife to see. Lovely facilities at the main camp. We would've loved to have camped there, but maybe next time. We loved the epauletted fruit bats at the shop entrance. Excellent service from staff members.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Second stay at the park. Stayed in the Big Hut, a roundel with thatched roof, 2 double bedrooms and a mezzanine floor that would be great fun for four children. No electricity, just gas but that adds to the fun and there are bbq facilities outside the door and a kitchen. Nice restaurant for dinner and breakfast serving good food.... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been visiting swaziland since a child and miss Hlane dreadfully, I wish I could travel here more often. Everything in the world feels ok when I'm here, alas I live too far away.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went on the guided game drive with a group (all of us are from the U.S.) and had an excellent time. The drivers were friendly, though they were not afraid of taking risks at all. They took us literally within 10 ft of the lions and kept trying to get us close to the herds of elephants, even when... More 

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Piet Retief, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We recently visited Hlane National Park, we stayed in a family cottage which was clean and neat with a lovely braai area and an outside shower with gorgeous warm water. The cottage looked out over the water hole and we saw more game coming to drink at the waterhole than we did during our drives. We decided that next time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

As per the title, Hlane National Park can not be compared to the Kruger National Park, as it is nowhere near the size, doesn't have the varied animal species and is essentially a fenced in safari park. Don't let this deter you though - its well worth a visit... Hlane is a sanctuary for Rhinos and they are well protected... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As this is my second safari (Kruger Park being first) I would say the guided tour was worth the money. I was told that Hlane is a small park so you have a chance of seeing more of the animals, especially the big five. Did not see water buffaloes as they were not present in the park but we did... More 

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Montagu, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Hlane is a very special place. We have been many times when we worked in Swaziland . found the lodges simply furnished an clean. This time we camped with a van...loved it!!! Ablutions clean and food good. Enjoyed the paraffin lamps and no electricity... But go prepared with lamps and torches..

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Address: Swaziland
Location: Africa  >  Swaziland

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