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Hlane Royal National Park Eswatini (Swaziland)
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#1 of 4 Speciality lodging in Hlane Royal National Park
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Hlane Royal National Park Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Maren wrote a review Dec 2019
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It was a lovely stay, the nature is beautiful the haute were super romantic and the staff in general very welcoming and helpful. We were Very disappointed by the restaurant, everything took forever the staff seemed overchallenged and the orders got mixed up often. Also small portions and we could have expected better quality for the prize. But overall a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AndrewGNZ wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand32 contributions29 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in big hut family of 5. Clean and spacious. Had good mosquito nets. Someone came while we were at dinner and lit all the lamps. Staff helpful . Buffet dinner nice- lovely restaurant in a massiveopen air rondavel. Right beside a waterhole with animals ++
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thewebbsite1 wrote a review Sep 2019
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The campsite at Hlane is far from cheap (R450 for a family of four) and for that price we got a square of dust with very little shade. There is no electricity which we were expecting but also no drinking water which were not expecting and also were not informed of when we arrived. So we drank the slightly brown water and then saw signs in the toilet telling us not to drink it. When I questioned staff they told us to boil it or buy it! So for our money we got the use of their toilet...that is about it.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Matthias W wrote a review Apr 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
I have been to Hlane National Park before and I used to like the atmosphere there a lot, but what just happened? First of all it isn't easy to find the park, there aren't any signs if you come from Manzini so be aware of getting lost. And if you arrive in the evening I experienced a poor service, you actually don't feel welcome at all. Maybe the staff was tired or just unmotivated. And I was very surprised when I've found out that there is no other restaurant option then the provided buffet for dinner and breakfast. I guess for lunch you can choose from the menu, I didn't want to try. But the buffets are insanely overpriced and just ordinary, the meat is overcooked and dry, nothing special, nothing really tasty. For R190,00 per person for the dinner buffet you expect something more the breakfast buffet is just the same. The camp used to have a waterhole in front of the Restaurant but because of a drought they released the water and I am not sure what will happen next, there isn't any note for the visitors. But if you would expect any reduction on the accommodation prices you are wrong, you just pay the normal cost even if there is no proper reason to sit in front of the restaurant at moment of writing. And if you would like to use some wifi, maybe if you want to plan your further trip be prepared that you have to pay extra for this service. How helpful. On the next day I planned a game drive in the park, of course you have to be lucky to spot game, but if there are no signposts at all or the "signs" are very bad maintaned you drive around for hours and don't find the scenic views/stops the rangers have recommend. So I just scratch my car and damaged three tyres. I do not know what happened to this place, maybe I just had bad luck but besides of clean rooms and the beautiful landscape of the bush there is no reason to visit that place. Maybe it gonna change in future.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Daniel K wrote a review Mar 2019
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is not cheap by Swazi standards, but we loved it here. Due to a tight schedule, this was our only night in Swaziland and we could not have chosen better. Arrived just in time for the afternoon game drive and yes, we got to see the lions (a pride of four) on top of less rare sightings (think rhinos marking their territory; elephants, impalas). We probably spent a good 45 minutes with the lions as the sun was setting down - a truly magical moment. There is a drink included in your drive fee (try the local beer, Sibebe); the driver, Johannes, was knowledgable and very friendly. Back in camp, a buffet dinner was served, quite good, especially the impala stew. Night in rondavel (a traditional hut) with no electricity and paraffin lamps lit up for you when you come back from dinner - a nice little touch. NB, slightly more enthusiasm from the front office staff would be great to see - but overall, we can only highly recommend Ndlovu camp.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Eswatini (Swaziland)Lubombo DistrictHlane Royal National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ndlovu Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Ndlovu Camp?
Nearby attractions include Hlane Royal National Park (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ndlovu Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ndlovu Camp?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ndlovu Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.