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 Royal National Park is also blessed with an abundant and diverse birdlife, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.
‘Hlane’ means ‘Wilderness‘ in siSwati and has two rest camps:
- Ndlovu: and
Ndlovu Rest Cap 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 Rest Camp is located 14km from Ndlovu Rest 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 Royal National Park also offers one or two night fully catered Ehlatsini Bush Trails – ideal for bush fanatics!