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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland's pioneer conservation area and a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in the Kingdom's Ezulwini Valley, 'Valley of Heavens'. Located between Mbabane and Manzini, 24hr gate access is offered to the Sanctuary enabling guests to enjoy the neighbouring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns with their many unique attractions and craft shops. The name 'Mlilwane' ('Little Fire' in siSwati) was derived from the numerous fires started by lightening strikes on the Mlilwane Hill but now holds significance as the little fire that started a big conservation movement in Swaziland resulting in the saving of over 22 species from local extinction across the three reserves. The Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares and comprises of a southern and northern section. The southern section's grassland plains stretch up to the striking Nyonyane Mountain with its exposed granite peak known as the 'Rock of Execution'. All of Mlilwane's accommodation, dining and activity options are concentrated in this southern section of the park, with the exception of guided trails which enter the pristine northern section.
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The place is awesome The facilities are good The service is nice The rooms were neat and tidy The location & amenities are proper Say what you liked best & least We will definitely use the place on our future trips to Swaziland
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Hey There It was a very nice plce to stay some days there. We are on a roadtrip and we heard about a lovely place in swasiland. And it is!! Never see a park like this. Clean and lovely people! Thanks!
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We enjoyed staying here amongst the warthogs, zebras, nyala, horses etc. They had pretty much free reign and so we had to respect their comfort zone, but it felt a privilege to share the space with them. We stayed in the beehives, which were clean and spacious, but they appear
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when I requested for a quotation initially the quotation excluded the costs of gate entrance and bed prices, but was noted at the bottom of the quotation so I requested Xolile the lady I was communicating with if she could call me back to explain what those bed prices or gate
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Our third trip to Mlilwane - as previously the staff were welcoming and friendly, the accommodation excellent, evening meal in the restaurant very good and the wildlife and birds very accessible. Our stay followed on from a week in Kruger and it was good to be able to move
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Mlilwane sometimes have problems with internet and phone lines. Go online and google big game parks. Phone the central reservation office.
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Mlilwane has no Llamas and wracking my brain as to what they could have been? I imagine possibly kudu? We have a few small herds, the largest consistently around 9 -10 individuals. From a distance their longer necks stand them apart from other antelope. The wildlife on Mlilwane is all indigenous, although our Nguni herds (indigenous livestock) are known to wander into the Sanctuary from the farm. THese include Nguni cattle, sheep and goats all with amazing colouration. Thank you for your enquiry. Let us know if this is a likely answer?
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Bonjour La route est elle en bon état ?
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"Rondavels have views across the park, the Beehives seem to be in a village environment without the views"
"Beehive experience not to miss, private and unique"
"the camping area was quite fine"
"Rest camp huts are good, family rooms are spacious."
"Try the bee-hive huts - pretty unique"
$68 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Eswatini (Swaziland)Manzini DistrictMlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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