Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary


Camping, self catering huts and cottages are all available at Mlilwane's Rest Camp. Alternatively, Sondzela Backpackers offers budget accommodation and Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge offers discerning accommodation just a few kilometres away.


Located within Mlilwane Rest Camp is the Hippo Haunt Restaurant which overlooks a picturesque Bird Pool where guests can admire hippos, crocodiles and prolific birdlife while enjoying delicious meals. The semi-open dining area with bar, coffee station and buffet station is extremely popular, with an alternative cozy inside area.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily. Lunch is à La Carte with light and full options, while breakfast and dinner are either buffet or à La Carte, depending on bookings. Fabulous functions can be booked for special occasions.


The freedom to explore Mlilwane is unique. Whatever activity you chose, getting amongst zebra, wildebeest, nyala and blesbuck is a daily occurrence.Self-guided activities are truly awesome, while hiring a friendly Swazi guide will enhance your adventure and experience. All activities, including self-drive, must be back in Rest Camp before dark, with exception of the guided Sunset Drive. Our Road & Trails Map is on sale in our shops, receptions and at our gates.Sunrise Game Drive (2hr) – Take advantage of the early morning light, and watch nature wake to a new day. Tea/coffee and a snack are included. Sunset Game Drive (2hr) – A short exploration of the plains before heading up Nyonyane Mountain (the infamous Execution Rock) in time to enjoy the sunset over the distant mountains. A drink is included. Roan Drive (1.5hr) – A guided excursion visiting the Roan Antelope breeding project, excludes drinks/snacks. Self Drive – Most of Mlilwane’s roads are suitable for normal sedans, with exception of the mountain roads. Don’t forget your map.Mountain bikes may be hired by the hour for self-guided or guided adventures – or guests may bring their own at no extra cost. Dirt roads and certain single-track trails for a little more fun give cyclist a wide range of technical options, from the steep mountain to flat gentle game viewing.Chubeka Trails is our horse trails arm, with horses catering for beginners to advanced riders of all ages. Chubeka Trails offers hourly rides throughout the day, a half-day Rock of Execution

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Izele is supported by
Darwin Initiative Wildlands Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust Critical Ecosystem Partnership fund

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