Hlane Royal National Park

Accommodation in Hlane Royal National Park


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Hlane Royal National Park, home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom, encompasses 22,000 hectares of Swazi bushveld dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation.
Home to Lion, Elephant, White Rhino, Giraffe and a whole host of other species, Hlane is also blessed with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.

'Hlane' means 'Wilderness' in siSwati and has two rest camps: Ndlovu and Bhubesi, which allow you to get back to nature.
Ndlovu is found immediately inside Hlane Royal National Park's main gate, easily accessible via the well-maintained tar Simunye road and offers a wide range of accommodation including camping, rondavels and self-catering cottages - all located near to a large open-air restaurant which overlooks a waterhole frequented by Elephant and White Rhino.
It is romantically lit by candle and lanterns at night where the absence of electricity makes for an authentic stay in the bush. Bhubesi is located 14km from Ndlovu Camp and can be accessed by self-driving through the parks internal roads.

The camp encapsulates six self-contained and self-catering beautiful stone cottages with all the comforts of home, including electricity, in a pristine riverine setting. Guests at both camps along with day visitors can take advantage of a wide range of activities - self-drive roads, Open Land Rover Game Drives, Lion or Rhino Tours, Guided Mountain Bike Trails, Birding Walks and the Umphakatsi Visit to the neighbouring real Chief's Village which all depart from the activity centre at Ndlovu Camp. Hlane also offers one or two night fully-catered Ehlatsini Bush Trails - ideal for bush fanatics!

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Ndlovu Camp - Wisteria Village En-suite Hut (Rondavel)
Wisteria Village encapsulates 14 twin en-suite Huts (Rondavels) close to a wonderful open air restaurant overlooking a waterhole frequented by game such as elephants and white rhino.
Bedding & towels are provided. R/only & B&B rates available.
The Campsite is within easy reach of Ndlovu's semi-open-air restaurant overlooking a waterhole frequented by White Rhino and Elephant, Hlane's Activities Center and a Braai/BBQ area. A communal kitchen, laundry area and ablution block with hot running water is available. Relax in a tranquil environment and admire the odd visit from an inquisitive impala, warthog or nyala walking between the facilities. Or if you're feeling more adventurous, book a guided mountain bike trail, bird walk or game drive and explore the greater Hlane area. In the absence of electricity in Ndlovu Camp, the rest camp area is romantically lit at night with candles and parafin lanterns, and firewood is provided for braai/bbq and communal camp areas.
Please note camping is also available at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.


Ndlovu Camp - Self-Catering Double Cottage
Ndlovu Camp offers two self-catering (gas) double cottages (1 double bed in each) close to a waterhole frequented by game such as elephants and white rhino. Bedding & towels are provided.
R/only rates available.
Wisteria Village within Ndlovu Camp is found immediately inside Hlane Royal National Park's main gate, easily accessible via the well-maintained tar Simunye road.
The 14 comfortable twin en-suite Huts which make up Wisteria Village within Ndlovu Camp are located close to a large open-air restaurant which serves a wide variety of delicious meals. The restaurant also overlooks a waterhole which attracts a wide variety of game including white rhino, elephant and giraffe to name a few; offering guests the chance of intimate game encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities.
Ndlovu Camp is protected from large game by a three-strand electric cordon, which while not preventing smaller game movement, does keep the larger animals at bay. Guests can relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of the rest camp, self-drive through big game areas or choose from a wide range of activities including a guided mountain biking or birding trail, a visit to the neighbouring Chief's village to experience authentic Swazi Culture and open Land Rover Lion, Rhino and Sunrise/Midday/Sunset Game Drives to explore the greater park area and its many residents. As the sun sets at Ndlovu, the camp and its rooms are romantically lit only by candle light and lanterns. Offering truly excellent value, choose from room only and B&B rates today for an unforgettable stay.


Ndlovu Camp - Self-Catering Group Cottage
Ndlovu Camp offers two self-catering (gas) group cottages (two twin rooms and two double rooms) close to a waterhole frequented by white rhino and elephant.
Bedding & towels provided. R/Only rates available.
Ndlovu Camp is found immediately inside Hlane Royal National Park's main gate, easily accessible via the well-maintained tar Simunye road. The double cottages within Ndlovu Camp are located close to a large open-air restaurant which serves a wide variety of delicious meals. The restaurant also overlooks a waterhole which attracts a wide variety of game including white rhino, elephant and giraffe to name a few; offering guests the chance of intimate game encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities. Ndlovu Camp is protected from large game by a three-strand electric cordon, which while not preventing smaller game movement, does keep the larger animals at bay. Guests can relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of the rest camp, self-drive through big game areas or choose from a wide range of activities including a guided mountain biking or birding trail, a visit to the neighbouring Chief's village to experience authentic Swazi Culture and open Land Rover Lion, Rhino and Sunrise/Midday/Sunset Game Drives to explore the greater park area and its many residents. As the sun sets at Ndlovu, the camp and its rooms are romantically lit only by candle light and lanterns.
Offering truly excellent value book today for an unforgettable stay.


Ndlovu Camp - Self-Catering Family Cottage'Big Hut'
Ndlovu Camp offers one self-catering family cottage (two double rooms and four singles) known as 'The Big Hut'. Bedding and towels are provided.
R/only rate available.

Ndlovu Camp is found immediately inside Hlane Royal National Park's main gate, easily accessible via the well-maintained tar Simunye road. The group cottages within Ndlovu Camp are located close to a large open-air restaurant which serves a wide variety of delicious meals. The restaurant also overlooks a waterhole which attracts a wide variety of game including white rhino, elephant and giraffe to name a few; offering guests the chance of intimate game encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities. Ndlovu Camp is protected from large game by a three-strand electric cordon, which while not preventing smaller game movement, does keep the larger animals at bay. Guests can relax and enjoy the view from the comfort of the rest camp, self-drive through big game areas or choose from a wide range of activities including a guided mountain biking or birding trail, a visit to the neighbouring Chief's village to experience authentic Swazi Culture and open Land Rover Lion, Rhino and Sunrise/Midday/Sunset Game Drives to explore the greater park area and its many residents. As the sun sets at Ndlovu, the camp and its rooms are romantically lit only by candle light and lanterns. Offering truly excellent value book today for an unforgettable stay.


Bhubesi Camp - Self-Catering Family Cottage
Bhubesi Camp encapsulates six beautiful self-contained & self-catering stone cottages with electricity, in a pristine & private riverine setting. Prior check-in at Ndlovu Camp by Hlane Entrance required
(Bhubesi is approx. 14km from Ndlovu).

Bhubesi camp is found in the northwest corner of Hlane Royal National Park, and can be reached by self-driving through the internal park roads from the main gate, after checking in at Ndlovu Camp. The cottages themselves are made of local materials in keeping with Hlane's stunning natural surrounding and overlooks the Umbuluzana River, with its reed beds, dense riverine vegetation and excellent birdlife. Each cottage is made up of 2 twin rooms - perfect for a getaway with family or friends, and has its own braai area and kitchenette for self-catering. Beddings & towels provided. Please note, all Hlane activities start at Ndlovu Camp. Don’t forget to check in at Ndlovu camp before proceeding to Bhubesi camp!

 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation, 14% VAT

Rates Exclude:
1% Tourism levy charged per person rate per night / bed levies and Optional excursions, Conservation fee R35.00 per person

Conservation Fee 40.00pp

Essential Information: Self-catering & catered en-suite accommodation.
Bedding & towels supplied.

 

Extra information

Self drive: Hlane is the only park in Swaziland which offers self-drive with big game e.g. rhino and elephant. Guided walking safaris and guided tours in Hlane’s game viewing vehicles are also available. Head for the bush and experience the sights and sounds of Hlane against the roar of Hlane’s magnificent lions – the symbol of royalty and the pride of Swaziland.