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Hlane Royal National Park

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Address: Swaziland
Phone Number: 26852839434
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Full-Day Hlane Royal National Park Safari from Manzini
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Loved the view of the rhinos and hippos by the lake

My friends and I had a great time camping here. We saw many lions, elephants, and rhinos on our game drives, though we were sad not to see any giraffes or zebras. During the day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I forgot how beautiful Swaziland is ! This park is well maintained and run. Camping facilities are clean and looked after. Restaurant serves good plain food with good service. The game viewing is great. Plenty of activities to do. More than enough to keep you entertained. If you are a game lover and outdoor type of person and you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I had a great time camping here. We saw many lions, elephants, and rhinos on our game drives, though we were sad not to see any giraffes or zebras. During the day we loved being able to sit by the lake by the restaurant and watch the hippos and rhinos meander on by! The staff was friendly,... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This park is a must-see, especially if you have not done a safari before. We came across many animals, including a pride of lions that we were able to observe for a long time. The sunset tour gives you a spectacular view of the park as the sun sets. It was the highlight of our trip to Africa.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

5 weeks in Swaziland on business and I cannot emphasise enough how nice the Swazi people are and how safe the country is compared with SA and Mozambique. Hlane is this distilled. Sitting by the waterhole with a sundowner watching hippo and rhino, then being serenaded through the night by lions. Sensational .

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1 Thank Gary P
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We did two safaris in the park which we really enjoyed. The game viewing was quite good on both. We didn't get to see heaps of different animals but we had great encounters in both cases. The park however seems to be quite small. The areas covered by the safari are not huge and if an animal is too far... More 

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Roodepoort, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Travelled to Hlane after spending our first night at Malalotjie reserve where the outdoor experience was great. Our group set up camp and spent a lot of time at the watering hole watching the birds and hippos. Two of our group was from Holland and one other friend did the sunset trip to view the cats. Thoroughly enjoyable stay with... More 

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Kloof, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

As a game reserve Hlane is very sad. The poor elephants are cordoned into an area way too small and are destroying the habitat. The Lions are also in an enclosure and unless you pay for a guided drive you cant see them. On the upside, the camp is very well kept and the staff are amazing.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful time in Swaziland we loved it here the people are amazing and so friendly and happy. We stayed in the bush camp in a lovely 4 bed cottage with fans we felt like we were right in the bush away from it all. This camp is more rugged than the Kruger and less commercialised which we loved. We still... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Whilst travelling with a small-ish group this was our final destination as we travelled across Swaziland and we stayed 3 nights in the charming round houses. I loved the fact that there was no electricity as it felt like we could truly get away from the stresses of modern living (be sure to charge up cameras before arriving!). The paraffin... More 

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Bloemfontein
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Be warned - there is no electricity in the camp. In the evenings workers lit up lamps. This leaves an unpleasant odour. Bring your own light if you want to move around the camp at night. The showers in the accommodated rondawels is nothing more than a handheld apparatus in a bath. There is however a wonderful waterhole within 5... More 

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