On previous trips, I have stayed in the beehive huts, and the delightful Reilly's Hilltop Lodge (also located in Mlilwane), this time I decided to try out the Rondavels. The right decision! With far reaching views, this type of accommodation is really nicely decorated (I loved the cream coloured curtains), and had a lovely soft duvet on the bed.. The kitchen was very well stocked, with cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, and all manner of pots, pans, cutlery etc. Shower, sink and toilet are also in the rondavel. It has a braai area down the steps from the stoep area. The one I stayed in (nr 3) is just a minute or two walk from the restaurant and the camp fire. When the sun sets, the colours are stunning, making for great views from the rondavels. One important aspect for me, and others who travel with an array of camera/phones etc, is that we are always looking for plugs to recharge. Plenty of plugs in the rondavel, so no scrambling around looking for the only one available in some dark corner. A nice touch for the traveler. One tip - Despite walking with a torch at night, I almost tripped over a nyala! Yep, two nyala were resting, chewing the cud. One was in deep shadow, so make sure you swing that torch around! Look out for the warthogs who all lie together next to the camp fire, keeping warm! Mlilwane is a great little place to stop over if you are passing through Eswatini, there are no 'Big 5' but plenty of crocs, different varieties of antelope, zebra, wildebeest, warthogs, loads of birds, and a special mention must go to the wonderful Roan antelope. It's an ideal place for families, and a super introduction to wildlife for youngsters. Hiking, walking, cycling and horse riding all available. Would I recommend? Definitely! …
Aloe house at Milwane sleeps up to 14, possibly a bit more. Great for a big group. All bedrooms are ensuite with a private patio, there is a fire place, big fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. No TV, so bring lots of board games and boom box/music speaker. The caretaker is very friendly and helpful. We forgot to bring the salt and she brought us some. Unfortunately it rained the whole time we were there so we did not get to do ant excursions.
Everything about this say was wonderful. Our check-in was easy and we were welcomed in a friendly manner by the ever helpful Thula. We went on a magical sunset game with the knowledgeable and heroic Caro, whose driving skills were second to none. There are animals everywhere (including zebra, monkeys, impala, nyala and warthogs in our garden. We stayed at Shalonga Cottage, which is massive, comfortable and well-equipped. The restaurant was lovely and staff throughout the reserve were friendly and polite. Lots of hiking trails, bike hire and possibility to explore of horseback. This was a simply wonderful stay. Thanks to all at Mlilwane.
Wonderful horse riding with fabulous horses and superb breakfasts and lunches in the bush. Lovely views and excellent guides. the view in the dining room of the river with fish eagles and other birdlife was great!
Beautiful place. Friendly and helpful people, good food and a comfortable room. Incomprehensibly, they charge very much for internet, which works poorly and in an extremely limited way. It was difficult to understand how it could work so badly. Overall, we loved the experience.
Did not have a wide variety on menu short of certain drinks and food. Basic things like mushrooms avo tomato juice. Did not seem to bother the staff. Accommodation good service average not much activities. Dinning room very plain.
Myself and a group of friends visited Mlilwane as part of a horse riding holiday. I cannot find the words to describe how special this place is, and what a wonderful experience we had. The hospitality, the care, the attention to detail, friendly staff, very comfortable accommodation, food etc were fantastic but it was the whole experience that they put together for us that made it truly a holiday of a lifetime. We are experienced riders so wanted great horses with challenging riding. We got this and more! Starlight dinners, lunch by an amazing river, breakfast at the top of a hill, beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife and mountains. Mlilwane, you have exceeded every expectation and we will be back for sure! Thank you for making this such a special holiday.
We are regular day visitors to Mlilwane but decided to overnight this time. We were grateful that the bedrooms were ready for us and the rooms are beautiful! Staff were friendly and helpful. Only disappointment was that there was loud music being played until way after midnight that was heard from our cottage. We also did not see many zebras this time. They were missed. Was great to see the Roan Antelopes and 2 pairs of blue cranes as well as some ground hornbills. Wanted to swim but pool was green (probably due to all the rain). The meals were great and service was quick. The soup was amazing. Well done to the chefs! We love Mlilwane... will be back soon!
despite the fact that it was a very rainy day and we were the only guests in the rest camp, it was clear that this is a beautiful place. The pool is big and clean, the family huts definitely big enough. Dinner and breakfast were very well cooked. The lay out of the camp is lovely.
Beautiful, vast national park/sanctuary with multiple walking/biking/horse riding options for exploring. We spent 1 night in a spacious cottage fitted with a small tea kitchen but only ate in the restaurant, which was great value for money.