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“my home in swaziland”

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“my home in swaziland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

i dont think for the money you spend there to stay cant be beaten . i stay there when ever i am around swaziland at one stage i been there for 3 weeks and i love it up there .i have no complains about the staf or the rooms .just remember you stay at the backpacker in the best suroundings and safe its value for money.hope to be back for visit in 2013 all the way from the philippines. my last visit was in august. 2010 with my wife to be from the philippines

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

Loved it! The big house had dorm rooms which I shared with my family (no one else at the time). You can also choose a private rondeval. Optional meals around the campfire. The staff were friendly and helpful. You could walk around the reserve and see zebras, warthogs, crocodiles, and more. Beautiful surroundings. So it's a backpacker and not a comfy hotel, but it was blissful....Make sure you visit the craft market in town, and the House on Fire nearby.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2011

My husband and I stayed here in dorm beds for about $12 a night. The dorm rooms themselves were only okay -- slightly uncomfortable mattresses in large unkept rooms. However, the lodging sits in the Mlilane Game Reserve, which you can walk on foot. Nearby you'll likely encounter zebra, warthogs, gnus, and antelope. Deeper into the reserve you'll find hippos and monkeys. There is a swimming pool on the grounds and the staff made a nightly fire to cook dinner. It was a very neat little stop in Swaziland and one of my favorite places that we went in Africa. The trails and location made it well worth the stop.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2010

This may be the best place to stay in Swaziland, and a far better than the rather grubby towns of Manzini or Mbabane. It is safe, very quiet, and very relaxing. It is worth staying 3 nights and doing some horse rising and hiking up Execution Peak.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2010

Although the bathroom and toilet where ok, the kitchen is this place looks like its never been cleaned. The matress in the room was the worst we had in South Africa. But...

The location, set in a wildlife park, is fantastic. How often do you find an ostrich drinking out of the swimmingpool and trying to steal your breakfast.

At night campfires are lit and the food is pretty good. You can walk to the main road, from where you can get a minibus to the supermarkt.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sondzela Backpackers
Address: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
Location: Swaziland > Manzini District > Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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Number of rooms: 25
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