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Hlane Royal National Park, the wilderness of eastern Swaziland, where the hot still beat of Africa continues as it has for thousands of years.

A network of game-viewing roads criss-cross the parks flat terrain, weaving between 1000 year old hardwood vegetation and shallow pans which attract great herds of animals during the dry winter months.

Hlane, this Kingdoms largest protected area, is home to the largest herds of game in Swaziland. Lion, elephant and white rhino are often see, and the bird life is outstanding.

It is home to the most southerly nesting colony of Marabou Stork, and nesting pairs of many different varieties of eagles and vultures grace the skies above Hlane. It has the highest density of raptors in Swaziland.

Only an hour from Manzini on the Lubombo route between the Kruger Park and KwaZulu-Natal, Hlanes two camps are easily accessible throughout the year, Also a popular stop en route to and from Mozambique, Hlane is suitable for day trips or extended overnight visits.

Hlane is an undiscovered paradise for self-drive adventurers.

Ndlovu Camp
Ndlovu Camp is found immediately inside the main gate off the main tarred Simunye road through Hlane. The camp overlooks a waterhole, which, especially in winter, attracts a wide diversity of game including white rhino, elephant and giraffe.

The camp is protected from big game by a three-strand electric cordon, which although not stopping smaller game movement, does keep the larger animals at bay.

The camp is open has no electricity and is reminiscent of the old Kruger National Park rest camps, with abundant bird life and a relaxed communal atmosphere.

The Camp has thatched family rondavels, and smaller cottages all equipped for self-catering but with the option of a large open air restaurant providing delectable bushveld cuisine for groups and individuals.

Bhubesi Camp
Bhubesi Camp is found in the northwest corner of the park and can be reached either by internal park roads from the main gate. The camp overlooks the Umbuluzana River, with its reed beds and dense river vegetation and is private.

Bhubesi Camp has six self-contained stone cottages with all the comfort of home, including electricity, in a pristine river setting.

Rooms and Units Available:

En-suite twin Rondavel huts (Ndlovu)
Rondavel huts - twin bedded, en-suite bathroom (shower). No elect.
Amount of similar units: 23
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self-catering double cottage (Ndlovu)
Self-catering unit - double bed, kitchenette, bathroom (shower). Gas / paraffin - no elect.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Self-catering Family cottage (Bhubesi)
Self-catering 2 bedroomed cottage (twin beds). En-suite bathroom (shower + bath), kitchenette, sitting room, patio with barbecue/braai. With electricity.
Amount of similar units: 6
Sleeps 4 Adults

Self-catering Family Cottage (Ndlovu)
Self-catering cottage - 2 double bedrooms plus loft with 4 single beds. Kitchenette, sitting room and en-suite bathroom (bath). Gas / paraffin - no elect.
Sleeps 8 Adults

Self-catering Group Cottage (Ndlovu)
Self-catering cottage - 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, 2 twins), 1 en-suite bathroom (bath) / outside open-air shower. Full kitchen, Sitting room. Gas / paraffin - no elect.
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 8 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
No Pets Allowed

Cancellation Policy:

* 30 – 21 days before arrival = 25% total booking value
* 14 – 20 days before arrival = 50% total booking value
* 7 – 13 days before arrival = 75% total booking value
* 0 – 6 days before arrival = 100% total booking value

All refunds and modifications are subject to a 15% handling fee or minimum charge of E100-00.

Latest Reviews

Peaceful ,friendly people ,good service
Elmarie Cronje Sep 2015
We stayed in one of the family cottages at Ndlovu Camp as a one night stopover. The accommodation was excellent and had everything we required, including very comfortable lounge furniture. Note that the entire camp operates on solar and gas, with paraffin lamps for lighting in the evening. The restaurant was impressive, the food of a good standard and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the traditional dance which they performed after dinner. It was wonderful to see 10 rhino at the waterhole adjoining the camp. We also saw elephant during a very short game drive which we took as we were leaving.
We would recommend Hlane RN Park and Ndlovu Camp as a worthwhile place to spend a relaxing couple of days or a stopover.

Valerie Graham Nov 2014
The staff was great ambassadors for the country! The Gate reception lady was very friendly and shared information in a very professional manner. The office staff was also friendly and helpful; however the person who did an outstanding job was Africa the game driver. He went out of his way to search for a lion on a very cold and wet morning. By the time the drive was finished he was soaking wet, but he still had a huge smile and was super friendly despite shivering and shaking! He is a great contributor to the wonderful experience of Swaziland.
The only downside of the stay over was that there were ants in the kitchen (100's of ants) but there was a can of ant killer available. Well done to all of the staff at the reserve!

Andrew Killick Jul 2011
The staff were very friendly and the camp is very clean. Had an amazing weekend there. Will definitely come back. It was such a great stop over. The park is so peaceful. Enjoyed driving around. Thank you so much.
Katherine Colin Jul 2011
I was very impressed with the assistance and understanding from Marilyn Gregg. I was also impressed when I was greeted on my name and expected and prepared for when I arrived at the gate by a very friendly lady on duty. At reception in the camp I was equally impressed by another lady who served us efficiently and very friendly and made us feel t home instantly. I wish I can remember their names but they know as I thanked them personally as well. The rondawel clean and comfortable and we really had a great experience there. We will definitely recommend Hlane to family and friends and we will come to stay with Hlane again for longer! Many thanks.
Pieter Booyens Oct 2010


From Mbabane / Manzini:
Travel straight through Manzini on the MR3 in the direction of Siteki / Simunye for 40 minutes.
Do not take any turnoffs from the main road, including the Siteki turnoff itself, which is 10 kms before the Park.
Before reaching Simunye, the Hlane turnoff is to the left and well signposted.

From Durban:
Fom the Golela Border, travel on the MR8 past Big Bend and shortly afterward turn right onto the MR16 towards Siteki.
After 50 kms turn left at the T-junction onto the MR7 and right at the next T-junction, onto the MR3 towards Simunye.
Carry on for 10 kms and before reaching Simunye, the Hlane turnoff is to the left and well signposted.

From Kruger National Park:
Travel towards Komatipoort on theN4 highway and then take the 571 to the Mananga Border Gate.
Keep on the MR24 towards Manzini past Tshaneni and Mhlume.
At the Lomahasha / Manzini T-junction, turn right to Manzini onto the MR3 and carry on past Simunye.
The Hlane turnoff will be on the right and is well signposted.

Gate Times: Strictly 6am to 5:30pm (winter) and 6pm (summer).
Check-in: 2pm
Check-out: 10am

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge and Self-Catering
  • Sleeps: 98
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM