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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mbabane H100 Eswatini (Swaziland)
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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge is a colonial-style lodge which enjoys a commanding position in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland's pioneer conservation area. The lodge is set against the backdrop of the Nyonyane Mountain with views of the Ezulwini Valley. Within the gardens you'll find secluded spots where you can relax and enjoy the surrounding birdlife. There are a variety of optional extras that you can choose to get a feel for the area, such as open Land Rover tours, horse riding, mountain biking, traditional Swazi dancing, whitewater rafting and sight seeing. Location Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge is situated on a hill overlooking the Ezulwini Valley and Mlilwane Game Park in Swaziland.
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Greg wrote a review Today
Germantown Hills, Illinois5 contributions
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The lodge is a bit difficult to find and to get to. I suggest you have an suv not a sedan since the dirt road you will take to the lodge is deeply rutted in places. But once you reach the lodge it is worth the trip. We stayed in the 2 bedroom garden cottage. The cottage is encircled by a wide veranda. You enter into a common lounge with a rustic fireplace. The lodge is beautifully decorated and is a short stroll from stunning views of the valley below. Dinner is included and is served around a crackling fire inviting conversation with your fellow guests. We enjoyed the company of 2 Swiss families. There was no shower and getting in and out of the free standing bathtub could be challenging if you are not able bodied. Breakfast was made to order and served on the terrace with glimpses of the valley. Guinea hens and other birds and small deer wander the grounds.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I do not advise trying to navigate the dirt road leading to the lodge in a sedan. No shower. ...
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agerbe380813 wrote a review Aug 2021
Paarl, South Africa1 contribution
I always stay here and the reason why this is my 1st choice. Large, comfortable rooms Excellent food, very large portions, absolutely the best by far. Lots of wildlife and sounds of nature. Love the animals that roam around the lodge.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Werner K wrote a review Jul 2021
Pretoria, South Africa20 contributions
It was the most owesome experience to see the sunrise and listern to all the birds greeting the new day. Magestic old trees stans guard over the 1930 build homested. The stylish rooms with the wooden floors, is an old time gem experience, reminising of an era gone by. The staff were great hosts and the food were most delicious. There are an ubandance of small antilope one seldome spot in nature reserves.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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MikeGray46552020 wrote a review Mar 2020
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There is a serene atmosphere created by a combination of natural forest, singing birds and browsing small buck supported by friendly h ed helpful staff One is transported back to a slower more genteel time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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johniej2015 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pretoria2 contributions
Our 7th visit to Mlilwane was as always, most enjoyable. Usually we stay in the beehives in the main camp but this time spoilt ourselves with the self-catering option at Reilley's Rock. As we were only 3 people, we were offered the dinner and breakfast option inclusive. After 4 nights at the lodge, we moved down for another 3 nights at the beehives, allowing us to properly explore the region. I understand the nature of the business is transit overnighting, but it is really sad that very few visitors are actually there for long enough to experience all that Mlilwane and environs can offer. Service levels are always good. We had an issue with squeaky beds on our first night in the beehives and were given a different hut for the next two nights.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul R wrote a review Nov 2019
Wassenaar3 contributions
Wonderful stay again with Ruth and her staff. Everything is old, but very clean and very charming. Delicious breakfast and great, great hospitality!! Best place if you go to Swaziland! This was our second visit and we definitely hope not our last....
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Date of stay: November 2019
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klangb481881 wrote a review Nov 2019
Ipswich, United Kingdom1 contribution
Our second visit to Reilly’s Rock and it was just as good as we remembered. It was like going back in time with comfortable old fashioned accommodation. All the staff are friendly and helpful and cant do enough to make your stay enjoyable. Wonderful surroundings and just the place to wind down after the stresses of real life. The Bush Baby feeding is also something special. I can’t recommend Reilly’s Rich highly enough for those who love peace and quiet (apart from the croaking frogs at night, ha ha).
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Date of stay: November 2019
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560manfredr wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Town Central, South Africa8 contributions
The Place is a nice Spot special for Waking. Also the House is fine and the two Ladies are very help-full. During my stay the weather was not so fine (rain). The security man have feed the Bush Baby's with Banana and this was amazing. The Bush Baby's the the food from my Hand.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Guido C wrote a review Oct 2019
Ghent, Belgium37 contributions12 helpful votes
Great location and beautiful buildings with lots of nostalgic elements. Friendly and helpfull staff. Good kitchen. We had a wonderfull moonrise sitting on the terrace, drinking a cocktail or beer. One of out best locations during our trip.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Lyne L wrote a review Oct 2019
Lac-Brome, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Beatiful location in nature near birds and animals. A little old fashioned but full of charm. The bedding is excellent. We loved the atmosphere of this place and the kindness or the staff. We recommand it if you like calm.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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US$154 - US$163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Eswatini (Swaziland)Hhohho DistrictMbabane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Swazi Candles (6.8 km), Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1.3 km), and Mantenga Nature Reserve (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malandela's Lifestyle, Hippo Haunt Restaurant & Bar, and Planters Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Swazi Cultural Village (14.3 km) and Swaziland Islamic Centre (8.1 km).