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Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary Main Camp: Feeling like the king

In the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary Main Camp you can do camping or hire a cottage, but the best choice is to hire your own beehive in the Beehive Village!
It's quite an experience to stay in this traditional Zulu hut.
It's comfortable and warm at nights. The only thing is, you have to bend very deep to go in or out, but if you are young of body and soul ...

Unique to sit in front of your own beehive, feeling like the king.
Splendid view at the plain with nyalas and impalas from your hut.
There are sanitary blocks with toilets and hot showers nearby.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Architecture
  • Written September 3, 2003
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SONDZELA BACKPACKERS: Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Caution:Hippos around!

In the middle of the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary (see the Must to See Tips). It has a Swimming Pool, dormitories and camping area. The helpful staff will help you with maps, walking Trails in the reserve, traditional dancings in the reserve in the night, etc. They can also cook delicious dinners (vegetarians or meat including “different” meat as impala one).
In the night, I sat in a chair, next to the swimming pool to write my diary, look at the stars, and listen to the hippos growling… I will never forget those moments.

Swimming pool, great relaxing environment, trekking and walking trails...

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Hiking and Walking, Backpacking
  • Written May 29, 2003
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Ezulweni Sun Hotel: Any Port in a Storm

We had not planned to travel through Swaziland when we started out, so we had to scramble to find a place to stay once we arrived in the Mbabane area. In the end, we chose the Ezulweni Sun hotel since the other options looked a little bit too far down the scale! It was a typical hotel, well run and comfortable but it was not much fun after having stayed in game park camps and B&Bs! We paid R490 (C$186) for our room as well as dinner and breakfast. Located just outside Mbabane, the hotel was well run and its grounds and swimming pool area were very well kept. As we drove in to the hotel we could see people playing a cricket match on its extensive lawns. The view from the outdoor swimming pool was great - the distant mountain peaks circling the horizon!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel
  • Written January 5, 2003

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Forrester's Arms: Fresh bread and cakes every morning

Here we saw that apartheid had not affected Swaziland. The black women were much more self-assured. At this particular lodging, the owner takes care to open a personal account for each of his female workers, so that only they and not their husbands, can get at their salary.

The hotel is just a few miles from the capital.
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Lodgings were more than adequate.
Lovely rooms with a terrace each and well furnished.
I remember taking a long shower because the water pressure was so good!
Food at Forresters Arms was just fabulous! Fresh, homemade breads and cakes for breakfast. And you could eat all the items on the menu if you wished, they'd just make smaller portions.
Staff will ask you if they can wash your car. Please say yes and give them something. They'll carry your luggage and fulfill every wish. It's a bit of getting used to, such helpful staff but stay respectful and you'll help them by giving them a little extra for their trouble.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel, Luxury Travel, Food and Dining
  • Written September 3, 2002
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SWAZILAND, FORRESTER'S ARMS HOTEL


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Mantenga Lodge: Mantenga Lodge



It is centrally situated, providing an central base from which to explore the whole of Swaziland.
=== Nestled in Swaziland's Ezulwini Valley, at the foot of Sheba's breasts, and overlooks the notorious Execution Rock.

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  • Written August 26, 2002
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Sondzela

We stayed at Sondzela located at Mlilwane Wildlife sanctuary.Great place, lot of things to do, hippo pool, walking safaries, free Swazi dancing performance, swimming pool, hors riding...

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 26, 2002
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Mountain Inn - very nice, with...

Mountain Inn - very nice, with views and swimming pool.
The 'over the counter' price was expensive as far as we were concerned, but my husband negotiated and we got a fairer price!

The Friar Tuck Restaurant (not Swazi style!) put on a great evening buffet, with a beautiful Swazi choir entertaining you.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 25, 2002

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Reilly's Rock: Most incredible place to stay in all of Swaziland

Reilly's Rock, the most incredible place to stay in all of Swaziland and where Prince Bernhard of Holland stays (or stayed) every time he went to Swaziland. There are very few rooms but every room is incredible----imagine being in the movie 'Out of Africa'---the experience is so unique and you are taken care of like you were residents of the house. We stayed just one night, but it was great. In the reserve where it is located, there are several different types of accomodations where you can stay, but regardless of where you stay make sure to see the Swazi dancing at night, outside under the stars. It was great.

According to guides, it is Swaziland's most luxurious accommodations--don't worry---we did not travel in the lap of luxury everywhere on our trip--but we did splurge this night and it was a night never to be forgotten. The house was the first dwellig in all of Swaziland to have electricity, and sits on top of a hill with the most incredible view of the surrounding countryside. We stayed in 'Reilly's Room' where the prince of Holland sleeps--fireplace and all--and it is great. Very great to go there if you feel like being romantic!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Safari, Family Travel, National/State Park
  • Written August 25, 2002
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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge


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What the heck is the name of...

What the heck is the name of the park where you can stay inside it? Near Mbabane. Everyone knows it.

Anyway, it's very nice and cheap ($2 a night) and they have gorgeous grounds and lots to do. And the meals are cheap and good as well.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written August 25, 2002
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THIS WAS A VERY NICE HOTEL IN...

THIS WAS A VERY NICE HOTEL IN AN OTHERWISE CRASSLY COMMERCIAL STRETCH OF ROAD.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 25, 2002
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