#Nailit4RHINOS Campaign: 1st – 22nd September 2015

September 2, 2015
#Nailit4RHINOS

#Nailit4RHINOS

World Rhino Day is on the 22nd September every year. This day is celebrated worldwide. 2015 marks the fifth year that the world will commemorate this day.

Nail it for Rhinos

The Rhino Horn is made from a substance called Keratin; the same material found in human nails. The Rhino is an endangered species which is continentally in crisis of extinction. The Swazi Community can help take a stand to save the rhino by getting involved with the Nail it for Rhinos Campaign.  All they have to do is get creative with their nails from the 1st of September 2015. World Rhino Day is on Tuesday the 22nd September and the eventual winner will be announced on Social Media on the 22nd.They can colour them, Shape them or Fake them; then take selfies (with the highlight of the picture being their nail craft) and share them on our official Big Game Parks instagram, facebook and twitter handles with the caption #NailItForRhinos.

 

The most creative participant will walk away with:

  • One night for 2 people at Hlane Royal National Park plus a Rhino Game Drive.
  • We invite salons to participate by offering a manicure/pedicure prize along side this to stimulate more interest – We hope that if the client wins, the salon owner can join the winner on the game drive and offer the prize at her salon. The prize will be redeemed at the winner’s salon, so only if your client wins, will your prize be taken up.

 

  • The winner will be “The most effective artwork seen in photo” selected from social media posts. This means the artwork must stimulate interest as a great rhino ambassador.

 

How to enter:

  • Design & paint your #Nailit4RHINO nails (Both Men and Women eligible)
  • Photograph your nails creatively
  • Share on your social media platforms and tag:
    • @biggamparks (twitter)
    • @BigGameParks (Insta)
    • Big Game Parks (FB)
    • #Nailit4RHINO
    • Your Salon’s name
    • Your own handle
  • Most effective artwork seen in photo wins – T&C’s apply

Mlilwane: The Best Base to Experience Umhlanga

July 27, 2015

The Umhlanga Reed Dance takes place from the 25th of August to its culmination on the 31st Agust 2015 (Main Day) at Ludzidzini Royal Residence in Lobamba. Stay at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary only 5km from Ludzidzini and experience this annual cultural explosion.

The week long annual event takes place at the end of August or the beginning of September. Over 60 000 maidens pay homage to Her Majesty iNdlovikazi, the Queen Mother by cutting and presenting her with Reed used to repair the windbreak( emaguma ) for her homestead.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury, located 5 km from Ludzidzini Royal Residence is the best base to experience this colourful traditional ceremony. Mlilwane has accommodation to suit every price point from backpacker accommodation at Sondzela Backpackers, to Mlilwane’s Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary‘s Rest Camp features a wide variety of accommodation suitable for families, groups as well as individual travelers and every price point. A t the heart of the Rest Camp are Rest Camp Huts; single room en-suite huts with close proximity to Hippo Haunt Restaurant or get a taste of traditional Swazi Living by beehive style hut (boguca) in one of 3 kraals, Nyala, Blesbok and Roan villages, each with 14 huts. These traditional huts have added luxury of en-suite bathroom with bedding and towels supplied. For larger family groups, Shonalanga Self Catering family cottage with its own private braai area and view of the Mlilwane plains is ideal. Lontweni Self-catering Rondavels also at Rest Camp are better suited for small families or couples alike.

For the traveler wild at heart, retire to our campsite which overlooks the Mhlambanyatsi valley and is adjacent to an ablution block with the added luxury of electricity points and laundry for your convenience.

Also located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a historic and luxury lodge called Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge, the birthplace of Swazi Nature conservation. Reilly’s is surrounded by  Botanical Gardens featuring rare aloes and cycads, threatened and endangered antelope as well as abundant bird-life. Reilly’s accommodation features the main house and 2 luxury en-suite rooms with 2 standard en suite rooms with a communal lounge as well as the breakfast terrace with spectacular views of Lobamba and the Ezulwini Valley. Reilly’s also has garden cottage with 2 standard en suite rooms sharing a small communal lounge.

There is little doubt that given its location, Sondzela Backpackers is the WILDest Backpackers in Swaziland. Set within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. A stay at Sondzela backpackers offers the priviledge  of being among Swazi Wildlife whilst also being perfectly placed to explore neighbouring attractions of Ezulwini and beyond. With a wide range of tolerant Game surrounding you including impala, nyala, zebra, warthog you can relax and take in the Sondzela landscape

Experience true Swazi culture, nature and hospitality at its very best at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Contact our central reservations office on T: +268 2528 3943 or email reservations@biggameparks.org for more information and to book.

Book A Laid -back Swazi Stay

July 15, 2015
Sondzela Backpackers

Sondzela Backpackers

There is little doubt that given its location, Sondzela Backpackers is the WILDest Backpackers in Swaziland.

Set within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a stay at Sondzela Backpackers offers you the privilege of being amongst Swazi wildlife whilst also being perfectly placed to explore the neighbouring attractions of Ezulwini and beyond.

With a wide range of tolerant game surrounding you including impala, nyala, zebra,  and warthog, you can relax and take in the Sondzela landscape.

Big Game Parks Swazi Safari Specials

June 17, 2015

file-page1-SSS15WEBSave up to 30% on accommodation at Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 1st May 2015 to 15th July 2015

Do not forget to bring your WILD card for free entry.

Follow link below on how to book:

http://www.biggameparks.org/specials/index.php?sid=13

Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials

June 17, 2015

file-page1-SSS15WEBSave up to 30% on accommodation at Big Game Parks’ Swazi Safari Specials at Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctaury including Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge and Mkhaya Game Reserve from the 1st May 2015 to 15th July 2015

Do not forget to bring your WILD card for free entry.

Follow link below on how to book:

http://www.biggameparks.org/specials/index.php?sid=13

Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB 2015 Results

June 8, 2015

Last  Saturday (6th June 2015), Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary  hosted the annual Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic. This year’s race was only limited to 500 participants, cycling through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary‘s amazing scenery and  new records were set. Thanks to all our sponsors for the contribution they made towards the  success of the event.

To view race results click here

Imvelo 2015 Almost Sold Out

April 8, 2015

IMAG0129In just less than 48 hours  The 2015 Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic entries have passed 350, which means we have got less than  150 spaces left. Put in your entry now to secure your spot in the race! Race is limited to 500 participants.

Enter at Adventure Sports in Manzini or Mbabane or online at http://www.imvelo.co.sz

Imvelo Entries Now Open!

April 7, 2015

Imvelo 2014

The Nedbank Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic 2015 entry is now open!   This year’s race looks to be bigger and better than last year and will take place at Mlilwane Wild Life Sanctuary on the 6th June 2015.  The race is only limited to 500 participants, with four categories to suit the whole family.
Participants  can either enter online at www.imvelo.co.sz or www.entrytime.com  or manually  at our Central Reservations Office and at Adventure Sport in Mbabane or Manzini

One Week To Go Before Entries Open!

April 1, 2015

ENTRIES OPEN 7 APRIL 2015 2 options (5)-page-002One week to go before the Nedbank  Swaziland’s Imvelo MTB Classic entries open!   This year’s race looks to be bigger and better than last year and will take place at Mlilwane Wild Life Sanctuary on the 6th June 2015.  The race is only limited to 500 participants, with four categories to suit the whole family.
Participants  can either enter online at www.imvelo.co.sz or www.entrytime.com  or manually  at our Central Reservations Office and at Adventure Sport in Mbabane or Manzini.

Last Chance to Book Swazi Safari Specials

March 16, 2015

renameBook  your accommodation now and save up to 30% off at Big Game Parks’ Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mkhaya Game Reserve and Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge before the end of March 2015.  Do not forget there is also a wide variety of activities to do.

 

To book call (+268) 2528 3943/4 or email reservations@biggameparks.org

Free entry with a WILD Card


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