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The most recent addition to Big Game Parks stable, KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris was acquired through the assistance of the James Marshal Foundation.  In Ted Reilly’s early years, he spent many days and nights camping out in the area, gaining an intimate understanding of Nature and a love for the heat and dust of the lowveld.  The area was previously known as Nisela Safaris.

KaMsholo is best known as a friendly pitstop for all travellers arriving into or departing from Eswatini through Laviumisa Border, with great restaurant facilities, take aways and clean rest rooms.  Beyond the roadside facilities, KaMsholo is a nature-rich 700ha reserve, dominated by the Umbrella Tree (Acacia tortillis) with a surprising species list which includes giraffe, reedbuck, waterbuck and ostrich.

Tinsele Rest Camp provides a tranquil overnight retreat 2km from the Restaurant, situated at the foot of the Lebombo Mountains, perfect for families, small groups, nature lovers and birders.  The Bushveld Backpackers at the main reception area provides budget travellers traditional beehive huts while Bhekilanga Guesthouse in Nsoko Village just 3km away, also managed by KaMsholo, caters for business travellers and conference guests. 

Conferencing facilities at the main complex caters for conferences of various sizes. 

Activities include Guided Game Walks, Game Drives, Pony Rides and Horse Riding while overnight guests may self-drive within the park.

Day Visitors are welcome to picnic, visit the restaurant or take part in guided activities.

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Conference Facilities
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Guided Walks

FACILITIES

The Trading Post and Restaurant

The Reception building is known as The Trading Post, the hub of activity at KaMsholo. Within the building, a curio shop is alongside the Reception, showcasing local and regional curios and gifts, and the large 200-seater restaurant split into an inside dining area and the popular deck. Delicious local and traditional dishes are served a la carte or prepared as takeaways, with pizza and umcwembe being the hot favourites.

Conference & Function Facilities

Two Conference Centres adjacent to each other and close to the Trading Post, facilitate meetings of 30 and 20 delegates each (Covid protocol observed). Conference facilities include projector, flipcharts and internet.  

Tinsele Rest Camp offers an alternative, more private conferencing venue 2km into the bush, with the prerequisite of accommodation booked for delegates. This area doubles as an impressive outdoor function area amid giant bushveld trees. This is the perfect venue for celebrating special occasions, for inspirational business meetings and for team building activities. It is also ideal for those looking for a quiet bushveld retreat in an idyllic setting, against a spectacular Lubombo Mountain backdrop.

Playground, Child Facilities & Garden

A child’s playground and a small animal park with bunnies and guineapigs keep kids entertained, while seating under the trees provides a welcome fresh air respite for all travellers, or simply a restful place to await your take away.

Picnic & Braai Facilities

A picnic site for day visitors isbeing developed in the coming months(December 2020)  in the old camping grounds, conveniently close to the Trading Post with easy access from the main road overlooking stunning views of the Lubombo Mountains.

Activities

All activities are booked at the Trading Post, or prearranged through Big Game Parks Central Reservations.  Activities depart from Reception.  Our guides are all trained in-house, take pride in knowing the area and animals well and enjoy imparting their knowledge with and learning from our guests.

Game Drives

Game drives are the traditional leisurely African 4x4 Safari, winding along bush roads and getting the wind through your hair. Early morning and late afternoon are the more popular game viewing times, capturing the “golden hours”.  Drives are either 1 or 1.5 hours in duration and children are welcome.

Guided Walks

Hourly Game Walks are guided along roads and game paths, or simply through the bush. These walks can take on a preferred focus – birding, general nature walk, or wildlife walk. Bottled water is included in our Guided Walks. Children are welcome in family groups.
 

Self-Drive

Being a relatively small area, self-drive is restricted in in-house residents and not open to Day Visitors. Care must be taken in rainy season, when the clay-rich soils become tricky. Guests are requested to treat all animals with respect quietly observing from a fair distance. Maps are available in the shop and at Reception.

Demarcated Bushveld Walking Trails are being created across the park, designed for birding and nature walks. These will soon be open to day visitors and overnight guests.

Horse Riding & Horse Trails

Chubeka Trails has extended their operations beyond Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, now offering fantastic riding on KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris.  The extention allows for the same great riding and guiding in a very different environment, with animals such as giraffe, waterbuck and ostrich, and the highlight possibly being Chubeka's new "Nguni Trails".

Kiddies Pony Rides

A fun activity for the little ones, who get to sit in a saddle and hang on while our friendly guide leads them on a set path near the Day Visitor Area.

Hourly Rides

To fully appreciate the beauty of KaMsholo and the surprising changes in the habitats, a two hour ride is the best option.  Given time, the ride winds through giant thorn trees, dropping to the drainage lines where amazing fig forests and fever trees abound.  Giraffe are often spotted, along with nyala, kudu, zebra and more.  For the more experienced riders, trails will cross over to the eastern area, with good chance of seeing waterbuck and ostrich.  Multi-night stays will ride on both the east and west.

Hourly rides

Nguni Dipping Day

Being a regular ranch hand has always had its appeal... and to ride alongside, mustering the beautiful indigenous Nguni cattle is a real treat!  It is not a fast ride, although when a beast breaks, it may require quick mitigation and a burst of adrenalin.  Otherwise the ride heads out to first locate the herd, then move them slowly and safely to the dip area.  During the ride, our Guides share stories and traditions about these amazing cattle, the intriguing naming of the different colours and patterns and of course any wildlife and nature interest along the way. The cattle live out in the western area of KaMsholo, and once a week the horses ride out, round them up and bring them in for mandatory dipping and a general health check. Due to the unpredictable nature of this activity along with a set goal of dipping, the Nguni Dipping Day is an estimated 2,5 - 3,5 hour ride.

Nguni Dipping Day

 

Directions

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has 12 borders, making access easy from almost anywhere along our boundry with either South Africa or Mozambique. To assist, we have created a "Suggested Borders" document for you.

Hlane Royal National Parkand Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuaryare the perfect extensions to a KaMsholo holiday with self-catering,
group accommodation and camping in the north-eastern lowveld and middleveld respectively.