Hlane Royal National Park Safari
This Swaziland safari offered by Swazi Trails, is an ideal way to explore Hlane Royal National Park, home to populations of lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, rhino, hippo, crocodile, hyena and many other species of wildlife. The Hlane Game Parks is Swaziland's largest conservation area at over 30 000ha. Hlane is held in trust for the Swazi Nation by His Majesty King Mswati III.
A network of game-viewing roads criss-cross the game reserve's flat terrain, weaving between 1,000-year old hardwood vegetation and past shallow pans which attract great herds of animals during the dry winter months.
Swazi Trails have been running day tours to Hlane Royal National Park since 1987 and are well acquainted with the best ways to get value out of this high-quality game-viewing sanctuary.
Hlane Royal National Park is approximately one hour from Ezulwini/Mbabane. During the transfer your driver will point out many interesting features as the tour crosses Swaziland from west to east. On arrival at Hlane our recommended itinerary kicks off with a 2.5 hour guided walk to see game up close on foot. This is undertaken under the guidance of a Hlane park ranger. A variety of antelope can be seen.
Lunch is enjoyed at the camps restuarant overlooking the water hole and is included.
This full day of game-viewing concludes with an open vehicle tour of the lion and cheetah introductory areas, where again regular close game-viewing and photographic opportunities exist. This tour lasts for approximately 2.5 hours and is undertaken with a game-drive vehicle supplied by the park.
Thereafter Swazi Trails provide a return transfer to Ezulwini, with optional drop-offs in Manzini, Malkerns or Mbabane.
Tick repellent and sun protection cream is advisable, with good walking shoes highly recommended.
Swazi Trails use air-conditioned Toyota Quantum vehicles for the transfer to Hlane. An 8 - 10 seater open safari vehicle is used for game viewing within the reserve. Protective netting is provided on the sides of this vehicle.
Park might be inaccessible on some occasions due to heavy rain. Full refund will be given in this event.
The policy at Hlane Royal National Park is that children under the age of 13 years may not participate in the guided walks for safety reasons. Similarly children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on open vehicle game drives.
For families whose younger members are unable to participate in all game-viewing activities, Swazi Trails are happy to entertain these children in the Ndlovu Camp area from where all trips depart. The camp in fact has some very interesting interpretive trails, displays and wildlife activities and is ideal for this purpose.
Swazi Trails pricing policy sees children under the age of 13 years paying 50% of the adult price, provided that they are accompanied by two full-paying adults.
For Swazi Trails operated services, cancellations made 21 days or more in advance of arrival, will incur an administration fee of no more than 10% of the value of the amount paid. If cancelled within 14-20 days, 25% of the total price is forfeited, if within 7-13 days, 50% of the total price is forfeited, if within 0-6 days, 100% of the total price is forfeited.
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
Pick-up info: This tour/activity departs from the Swazi Trails office in Ezulwini. Free pick-up's are offered from nearby lodges and hotels, when logistically possible. Pick-up's and drop-off's further afield may attract an additional charge. All pick-up's must be specifically pre-arranged in advance by "Special Request".