Hlane Royal National Park
Flora and fauna
The park is situated around 67km o the north-east of Manzini. The entrance to the park is approximately 4km south of Simunye, off the road between Manzini and Lomahasha. The road is tarred almost ot the entrance gate.
The nearest airport is in Manzini.
It is free when you have a Wildcard
You can drive around with your car in the south of the park, together with a guide. You may also use one of the park's minibuses (around E100).
Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and cheetahs, giraffe, zebras, as well as some antelopes. See African flora and fauna for information on animals.
Go on a guided bush-walk in the northern part of the park (guide is E20 per hour). This is the best way to get close to elephants and rhions on foot. The sighting of a rhino is nearly certain.
Ask to be shown the tiny Scops Owl that roosts at the main camp.
The park is ideal for children. It is small enough to navigate, large enough to explore, no guarantee of what you will see, but pretty certain to see impressive wildlife. Combine with the nearby Mlawula nature reserve (more dramatic country, less dramatic wildlife, campsite has outdoor showers with view over miles of mountain scenery) to please all tastes.
There are two kinds of accommodation in the park and both have to be reserved at Big Game Parks Central Reservations (phone 5283944 or )