Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation in Piggs Peak

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Mlilwane, Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area, is a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley, in between Mbabane and Manzini.

With 24-hour access to the Sanctuary, guests are free to enjoy the neighbouring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns, with their many unique attractions and craft shops. The Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares and comprises of a southern and northern section.

The southern section is predominately open grassland plains with middleveld vegetation, stretching up onto the striking Nyonyane Mountain with its exposed granite peak known as the "Rock of Execution". Nyonyane is where ancient Bushmen once lived and where Swazi Royal graves are situated giving historical significance.

Mlilwane serves as a headquarters for the Big Game Parks and Mlilwane’s sister reserves Hlane and Mkhaya. Formerly a productive mixed farming operation, with extensive tin mining in the low foothills of the Nyonyane Mountains, the Sanctuary has been rehabilitated and is now Swaziland's most frequently visited reserve where one can enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and the abundant wildlife that grace the plains.

Room Description at :

The Mlilwane Wildlife Santuary offers self-catering or catered accommodation. Bedding and towels supplied.

Rest Camp Huts:
Family huts - 1 room en=-suite, 1 double & 2 singles                            
Twin huts - 1, room en-suite
Twin en-suite Beehive near Rest Camp huts 

Beehive Villages:
Roan Village  - 15 twin en-suite huts
Nyala Village  - 14 en-suite huts ( 2 Family, 2 Triple, 10 Twin)
Blesbok Village - 14 twin en-suite huts (Full wheelchair access)
Shonglanga Family Cottage: 2 rooms - double & 4 single beds / kitchenette / private barbeque area

Lontweni Rondavel:
2 Open plan en-suite rondavels with kitchenette ( sleeps 3 - double bed & 1 single bed)
1 Open plan en-suite rondavel with ktichenette (sleeps 2 - 1 King Size)

Camping - Electricity points available


Inclusions / Exclusions

Rates Include:
Accommodation,  14% VAT

Rates Exclude:
1% Tourism levy charged per person rate per night / bed levies,  Optional excursions, conservation levy R35.00 per person


Extra information

Things to do and see:  Visit the stunning Mantenga waterfall and beautiful Usushwana Valley before stretching up to northern section, which includes one of the highest surrounding points at Luphohlo. Tourist activities are concentrated in the southern section, with only guided trails entering the pristine mountains of the north.

Visitors can explore the southern portion of the Sanctuary by foot, vehicle, on horseback and on mountain bikes or alternatively for those who simply want to relax can sit back in the camps and enjoy the tranquility of Nature.


Horse Riding - per hour (1-3hr)
Cost                   R150
Min Pax             1
Description: Guided

Kiddie Horse Ride
Cost             R20
Min Pax             1
Description: Short 10-15min ride within paddock

Horse Riding - Rock of Execution Challenge (3-4hrs)
Cost             R570
Min Pax          2
Description: Fully-catered

Overnight Cave Trail
Cost             R1355
Min Pax          4
Description: 1 night fully-catered

Fully-catered 2 Night Klipspringer Trail
Cost             R2750
Min Pax             2
Description: Full-catered