Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

About Destination

Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary is the headquarters for the Big Game Parks In Swaziland, Milwane covers 4,560 hectares in the Ezulwini Valley. Milwane used to be a farming and tin mining area, the area has been rehabilitated and is now Eswatini's most frequently visited reserve and also the most picturesque.
To the south you will find grassland plains with middle veld vegetation, stretching up onto Nyonyane Mountain. Most of the reserve’s activities are concentrated in the southern section because they can be explored by foot, horseback, mountain bikes, or vehicle. To the northern, you will find the highest points in the area at Luphohlo. Here you will need a guide to enter this part of the sanctuary. Mlilwane means Little Fire, a reference to the many fires started by lightning strikes on Mlilwane Hill.

The reserve ‘s goal is the conservation of endangered species. The Rest rehabilitation camp in the southern corner of the reserve is unfenced yet relatively safe as only smaller species of wildlife occur in the sanctuary.

On the southern side of the camp you can go hiking with a guide or go out on your hiking expedition, the reserve offers game drives either in private cars or in rented open 4x4 vehicles. You can rent a mountain bike and take on one of the many trails. Why not visit the warm springs and relax as the water rushing over you.And lastly, take a guided horseback ride through the majestic plains and see the wildlife and the views.

Mlilwane offers a variety of accommodations, from self-catering cottages to beehive huts and a back-packers lodge but if you are looking for something more luxurious you can rent Reilly’s Rock, the old family home.

Milwane is also open for day visitors.

A full passport valid for at least three months is required for entry into Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). For tourist visits, visas are NOT required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries.

The currency of Swaziland is Swazi Lilangeni  and equals R1.00 or $0.04

The reserve also has two restaurants the Malandela’s farmhouse which serve the freshest farm-to-table cuisine. But if you feel like a beer at sunset try the Hippo Haunt Restaurant and Bar.