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Swaziland's big game parks manages three game reserves in the whole of Swaziland that is Hlane Royal National Park, Mlilwane Wildelife Sanctuary and Mkhaya Game Reserve. Mlilwane is said to be the first game reserve in the Kingdom and Hlane was the second.
Hlane Royal National Park is the largest in Swaziland and the best park if you want to see the big five that is the leopard, lion, cheetah, elephant, and lots of other animals. You can have a unique experience by viewing the wildlife by foot also wildlife viewing by vehicle is provided.
The national park also provides catered and self catering accommodation. Also there are other things to do while in the park such as bird watching, wildlife viewing, camping, game viewing, guided walking safaris, guided mountain biking trails and cultural tours.
Luphohlo Recreational Park
Community driven project CO-ordinates: 26º 23’48”S31º5’59”E Location: West of Mbabane city Fee: E30 per person Facilities: Luphohlo Dam, picnic spot, secure parking, seating, braai area, fishing, ablution facilities and boating (boats not provided) Bookings: Swazi Tourism Authority
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Swaziland’s wildlife pioneer conservation area. At Ezulwini in between the Capital Town of Swaziland Mbabane and Manzini as the biggest city in Swaziland there lies a beautiful quiet sanctuary-Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Our visitors can relax on our peaceful rest camps within the Hippo Haunt Restaurant and Bar with picnic areas and a large swimming pool. There is something for everyone for the adventurous Mlilwane provides adventure and craft tours, game viewing and for the vehicle fanatics horse trails and mountain biking is available and also for the not so wild self guided walking trails is also available.
Advanced booking is advanced for all day tours and overnight stays.
The Batimba National Hunt
The King call the Batimba traditionally. The hunt takes place in an adjourning dispersal area outside the park which is situated in the royal animal sanctuary North East of the country at the Hlane Royal National Park. This is sustainable conservation at its best. The hunt marks the culling season in the park and the ceremony unifies the regiments of the Swazi nation. It does not take place every year as in the past. The hunt begins on a Thursday and lasts up to the following week ending on Wednesday. During the hunt, song , dance and rituals are performed according to Swazi culture. Traditionally the hunting season is considered closed during the last week of August when the hunt takes place. This hunt normally precedes the Umhlanga Ceremony.
The Sacred Mantjolo Pool
A little north-west of Mbabane, Mantjolo, under its calm waters resides the entire Mnisi ancestral clan. According to traditional belief, it is believed that when a member of the Mnisi family passes on, the spirit of that person lives at the bottom of the sacred pool in a world that is similar to the world we live in. It is a known fact that the level of the pool never varies in spite of drought, heavy rains and a white farmer who utilized the pool as part of his irrigation system. The sacred Mantjolo pool is a national monument in Swaziland. King Sobhuza 11 recognized the sacred nature of the pool and permission was granted to the Mnisi clan to have large gatherings in the area. He also provided slaughtered cows for the occasions. Only the Mnisi’s can petition the spirits of the pool. The spirits have the power to create violent thunder or hail storms and can prove petitions intentions of having bad intentions or as “Muti” traditional medicine for greed. The pool becomes cloudy or suddenly rippled with no wind present or other obvious disturbances in showing its displease. Sudden thunderstorms and hail storms can destroy crops or property of the offender and he may expect severe consequences especially if they are not a Mnisi are foretold by those used to “reading” the pond. The test of leadership was simple to determine all pretenders too the kingship. They were to enter the pool and submerge a burning candle or torch. The person who emerged the candle or torch alight was then hailed as a new leader. The Mnisi clan is the guardians of the sacred pool.
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The Gables Shopping Center – Hosting a variety of shops selling various curios and clothing etc. Supermarket, restaurants and ATM’s are also on site. Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland.
Ezulwini Craft Market – An abundance of handcrafted goods and souvenirs sold by local people. Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland.
Guava Gallery – Stunning jewelry, various curios and select arts and crafts. Ezulwini Valley, Swaziland. Tel: 404 2106
Malandelas – Farmhouse restaurant set in lovely grounds and alongside a handful of delightful shops that sell a variety of handcrafted goods. Malkerns Valley, Swaziland.
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