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Hlane Royal National Park was proclaimed as a National Park in 1967, following Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1961), under instruction of King Sobhuza ll. "Hlane" is the siSwati name for 'wilderness'.

Hlane is an affordable lowveld destination with exciting species lists including impressive ancient hardwood habitats, big game and rich birdlife.This 22,000 ha park, once the region’s rich hunting grounds, still boasts the largest herds of game in the Kingdom with speciality species being lion, elephant, vultures and marabou stork.

Affordable Accommodation is available in Ndlovu Camp and Bhubesi Camp. The camps are 16km apart, Ndlovu Camp being the heart of activity within the big game area, while Bhubesi Camp is a quiet self-catering camp outside the endangered species area.  

Note: all visitors must be in camp by sunset and movement between camps or into / out of the Park after dark is not permitted.  Gates close at 18h00 daily.

Hlane is managed for the species inhabiting it, with both self-drive and limited access areas.  The Lion are in a separate limited-access area, only accessible by guided game drives.

All activities are guided and depart from Ndlovu Camp, with exception of self-drive in select areas. Day Visitors are welcome to self-drive and picnic, visit the restaurant or take part in activities. Sunset and sunrise activities are not possible for guests staying at Bhubesi Camp, unless a full group booking and prearranged with Management to depart from Bhubesi Camp.

Essential Information: Please note gates are open from Sunrise to Sunset.

Hlane Royal National Park Information Sheet

Game Drives
Big Game Viewing
Family Friendly
Guided Mtn. Biking
Guided Walks
Cultural Tours