10 Reasons to visit Hlane

Hlane Royal National Park, encompassing 22 000 hectares dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom of Swaziland, including Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Giraffe to name but a few. Hlane is also home to an abundant bird life.

Here are our top 10 reasons why you should consider visiting Hlane on your next trip to Swaziland.

  1. Pristine, unspoiled natural area. The name ‘Hlane’ in siSwati means ‘Wilderness’, Big Game Parks have done well to preserve Hlane and keep it, exactly that, a beautiful wilderness.#Grasslands & #Wetlands
  2. Perfect getaway from stressed urban living- Hlane offers two peaceful camps, Bhubesi and Ndlovu which are both tucked away from the ‘hustle and bustle’ of everyday life.
  3. With family and group cottages at both Ndlovu and Bhubesi-Hlane is the ideal park to spend quality time with family and loved ones.HTFW-JM-15-4341.jpg
  4. Situated 55 KM away from the Goba border post- making Hlane a great place to take a break either on your way to or from Mozambique.
  5. If it’s a taste of Swazi culture you’re after then Hlane is a must- home to some of the best traditional dancers in Swaziland, you don’t want to miss out on this experience!Mlilwane Mbuso and Kids.jpg
  6. Host to the annual Marula Festival-a festival of “fruits fit for the king!”
  7. The Royal Hunt (Butimba)- A cultural event culminating the hunting season in Swaziland whereby the King and Regiments hunt antelope using traditional weapons.events%20and%20traditions%20royals%20bf%20(13).jpg
  8. Home of the Swazi Lions- Hlane is the only place within Swaziland to view these magnificent animals.Hlane Mick's Lion.jpg
  9. Hlane is also host 4 to the big 5- having Lions, Elephants, Rhino and Leopard. The only park within Swaziland where you will get to see them all!Morning Mist
  10. For the bird and nature enthusiasts, Hlane hosts the southernmost nesting site of the marabou stork- a sight in itself to behold.Storks

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Author: Big Game Parks

Sawubona! Welcome to Big Game Parks' Blog! From the flatlands in the East, through the mountainous and scenic West, to the heart of the lowveld in the South East, the Kingdom of Swaziland not only offers you nearly every example of African landscape but also unforgettable wildlife, culture, adventure and birding experiences. Big Game Parks (BGP) is a private non-profit Trust which manages three game reserves in Swaziland: Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. All follow a common mission: to conserve the rich biodiversity of Swaziland's natural heritage. In 1960 the Reilly's family established the Kingdom's first game reserve on the Reilly family farm, Mlilwane. Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve soon followed and today the company's contribution to the restoration and protection of the Kingdom’s biodiversity is of great significance (BGP actually saved 22 species from extinction in Swaziland!) and can truly be appreciated by the discerning traveller. Swaziland is well-situated between Kruger National Park and Kwa-Zulu Natal as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo. Big Game Parks’ well-positioned and diverse game reserves are an essential destination in any itinerary. Discover all the latest Big Game Parks tourism, conservation and community happenings right here. Sitawubonana! See you soon!

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