Hlane Royal National Park

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! Essential Information: Please note gates are open from Sunrise to Sunset.

2017 – Ndlovu Camp extended by 10 units.
2017 – 6 units upgraded in Bhubesi Camp.
2018 – 4 guide units to be built & new self-catering units potentially being built.
2018 – Large summerhouse to be built to enhanse Bhubesi Self Catering Camp which can accommodate overlanding groups.

 

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