Hlane Royal National Park

Hlane Royal National Park is located in the kingdom of eSwatini, an independent country in the north-east of South Africa. The Hlane Royal National Park has an area of 22,000 hectares and consists mainly of forest fields with a number of very old trees. Lions, elephants, white rhinos, giraffes, jackals, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, zebras, monkeys and various types of antelope also live in the park, as well as a variety of bird species. The park consists of three sections. In section 1 you will find rhinos, but also various antelope species and elephants. Section 2 is the habitat of the lions and section 3 is the home of elephants and various antelope species. You will not find rhinos and elephants in this section. The park is arranged in this way to better monitor the endangered species and thus also protect them. If you are going to drive through the park yourself, keep in mind that you may only drive in sections 1 and 3. It is forbidden to enter section 2 with your own vehicle.

An activity of a completely different order is a visit to a nearby authentic Swazi village to find out more about their lifestyle and customs. In the Hlane Umphakatsi (Chief-Village), for example, you can see how the women grind flour and braid grasses, get to know the music and dance of the Swasi.

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