Travelling to the wondrous Swaziland is an absolute treat; its rural beauty is indescribable, it promises many wonderful sights and there is much to learn about the Swazi culture. A trip to Swaziland is never complete without a visit to their very first proclaimed conservation area, the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary was founded by Ted and Liz Reilly who turned their 450 hectare family farm into a sanctuary after witnessing the disappearance of the area’s wildlife in recent years. Here the animals of this part of Swaziland found refuge and protection and the Reilly’s planted indigenous trees, created a wetland habitat and restocked the Mlilwane area with wildlife. The Reilly family donated Mlilwane to a non-profit Trust in 1969 and Mlilwane has since grown ten times its original size due to the support from the Monarchy, international support and individual donations and dedications.
Today the sanctuary is 4, 500 hectares and consists of a southern and northern section; the southern section is mainly open grasslands and plains stretching up to the beautiful Nyonyane Mountain which has a breath-taking granite peak which is known as the “Rock of Execution”. Behind this mountain are the beautiful Mantenga waterfall and the gorgeous Usushwana Valley; and to the northern section one of the highest points of Mlilwane, Luphohlo. Most tourist activities are in the southern section however, with only guided trails entering the untouched mountains in the north.
There are many accommodation facilities available at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and visitors can look forward to an array of options and the most professional and friendly services. Nomad Adventure Tours will assist you in planning your African safari trip. Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways or just a fun road trip with friends