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“Supposed to be the most Spectacular Game Park in Swaziland - Hmmm, Not Sure About That”
Review of Hlane Big Cats

Hlane Big Cats
Ranked #8 of 17 things to do in Mbabane
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Owner description: Swaziland has a rich history, and provides a myriad of activities to suit each individual preference. But there is so much more to enjoy! Join us in tracking lions on the Hlane Big Cats tour. This includes a full day tracking lion, cheetah and leopard in the Hlane Royal National Park, with an optional walking safari. Lunch and light refreshments are served.
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We were expecting to be wowed by Hlane as it's the King Mswati's game park and the only one in Swaziland that has lions. We were very disappointed as we saw one lion, under a tree and it didn't look the healthiest. Out of all the game parks in Swaziland, which we have been to, this one has to be at or near the bottom. Don't waste your time, but go instead to one of the other game parks in Swaziland.

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

This park is very nice, smaller compared to Kruger so you have a better chance to see animals. The guides are very knowledgeable and there aren't many tourists so you get a private tour. But Mkhaya is better because it is smaller and it is a technically a sanctuary so can get much closer to the animals :)

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Reviewed 16 September 2012

just remember this lions are really wild. use comfort facilities before entering the camp and take liquids only if necessary. air conditioned car recommended.

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Reviewed 27 August 2012

My wife and I had the very awesome oppertunity to have stayed at this nature reserve once. We stayed in the camp with the restaurant and the oil lamps as they don't have electricity in this camp. The hippos were about 150 meters away from us only seperated by a 4 foot high electric fence. Throughout the night we you could hear them. I sat late into the night at the fire and listen to the sounds of the night. The next day we took a game drive in an open ranger vehicle, got very close to lions, elephants, saw plenty of game and had a great time. I recommend you go there and stay a night or two at the camp without electricity and experience Africa as you should without 21st century luxury.The 8 sleeper chalets were very affordable at R400.00 per night. The restaurant food was good enough for me being the person that I am.

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Reviewed 26 June 2015
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