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Mkhaya Game Reserve

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Restaurants

Dining at the Mkhaya Game Reserve

Guests staying in one of the unique Stone Cottages at Swaziland's Mkhaya Game Reserve enjoy sumptuous breakfast, delicious lunch and wonderful dinners in a most magnificent, bushveld setting.

Activities, Sports & Leisure

Game drives

Guests are driven into the bush in open land rovers to get up close to some of Africa’s endangered species, including the Black Rhino.  The Mkhaya Game Reserve, Swaziland, is home to 4 of the 'Big 5' and also includes the rare Black Rhino.  Travellers also have the chance to encounter Giraffe, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodiles, the Pure Swazi Nguni Breed of Cattle, Tsessebe, White Rhino, Elephant, and beautiful bird life such as the elusive Narina Trogon to name just a few.

Walking safaris

During the guided walking safaris, visitors are accompanied by local rangers on daily hikes through the Mkhaya Game Reserve that enables them to experience the White and Black Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodiles and a wide range of exquisite bird life on foot.

Bird watching

Swaziland's Mkhaya Game Reserve is a birdwatcher's paradise. A wide variety of Riverine Bushveld Forest species and Savanna Woodland species are regularly spotted with highlights including Raptors, Vultures, Marabou Storks, Narina Trogon and Pink Throated Twinspots.

Kirky's Hide

Swaziland's Mkhaya Game Reserve is a birdwatcher's paradise. A wide variety of Riverine Bushveld Forest species and Savanna Woodland species are regularly spotted with highlights including Raptors, Vultures, Marabou Storks, Narina Trogon and Pink Throated Twinspots.

Kirky's Hide is within an easy walking distance of the Stone Camp offering guests the chance to view a variety of bird, mammal, reptile, insect and amphibian species at proximity.

Nearby activities and attractions
  • Bushman paintings above the Komati River
  • Ngwenya Mine – one of the oldest mines in the world 42,000 years old
  • Ngwenya Glass – highly skilled glass blowers at work
  • Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley
  • The Mantenga Cultural Village
  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary-  Swaziland’s wildlife pioneer conservation area
  • King Sobhuza II Memorial Park - Swaziland’s national museum
  • Maguga dam in the Nkomazi river along the Piggs Peak and Mbabane corridor.

Services

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Safari drives
  • Walking safaris
Malaria Status and Animals
  • The Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland is home to 4 of the 'Big 5' including the Black Rhino.  

    Travellers also have the opportunity to encounter Tsessebe, White Rhino, Elephant, the Pure Swazi Nguni Breed of Cattle, Giraffe, Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodiles as well as exquisite birdlife which includes the elusive Narina Trogon to name just a few of the wildlife highlights.

Children Policy
  • Children under the age of ten years cannot be accommodated at the Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Available Rooms

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite double)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite family room 2 beds)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite family room 2dbl 1 sgl)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite family room 4 beds)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite family room 5 beds)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370

Stone Camp: Cottage (En-suite twin)

# Rooms:
12

Accommodation at the Mkhaya Game Reserve in Swaziland, Southern Africa, is available in a range of semi-open luxury stone and thatch cottages. All twelve units are in the cool forest linked by branch river sand pathways, which are lit at night by paraffin lanterns. The entire internal structure of each cottage is open to the external bush to give visitors an authentic bush experience. Accommodation types include the following:

Stone Camp - Twin Cottage

  •  Four twin cottages (1 room, two single beds with shower)

Stone Camp - Double Cottage

  •  Four double cottages (1 room, one double bed with shower)

Stone Camp - Triple Cottage

  •  1 Triple Cottage (1 room, one double bed & 1 single bed with shower)

 Nkonjane Family Cottage

  •  Two rooms, two doubles & 1 single with bath and separate shower unit
  •  located close to the reception, bar and dining area

Sinkankanka Family Cottage

  •  One room, one double & 4 single beds en-suite with shower
  •  situated in the middle of Stone Camp

Narina Family Cottage

  •  One room, four single beds en-suite with shower
  •  located towards the end of the river sand pathway.
Single Room R3570
Double Room R5370
 

GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -26.620312

Longitude: 31.753735

Directions

Directions from Mbabane to the Mkhaya Game Reserve, Swaziland:

Distance 84 km, about 1 hour 15 min

Travel down the Malagwane, steep downhill from Mbabane until you reach Manzini, 33km.

There are two options around or through Manzini:

Option 1
- At the 2nd set of traffic lights, after coming from the highway and before you get to Manzini, turn LEFT onto By-pass Road, sign posted Mavuso Trade Centre. Beware the road is off-camber, please negotiate corners carefully.
- Cross STRAIGHT over traffic lights.
- Turn LEFT at T-junction.

Option 2
- Drive STRAIGHT through Manzini, the one-way road is very busy, be careful of the mini buses. Try to keep to the right-hand lane as most of the taxis and buses use the left-hand lane. This road will take you straight out of Manzini.
- Travel 8km from Manzini.
- Turn RIGHT towards Big Bend, just after Kai Kai Resort at the Hhelehhele junction. There is a filling station on your right.
- After 40km, you will reach Siphofaneni. Travel a further 6km.
- Cross over a small bridge over the railway, which runs UNDER the road.
- Immediately (10m) after the bridge, turn LEFT at the Mkhaya Game Reserve sign and park your vehicle behind the small shop. This is the Mkhaya meeting point, where you will be met by a Mkhaya guide/ranger, who will then accompany you to the park.
- Please do not drive further without a guide as the gates are kept locked.
- Meeting Times are strictly 10:00 or 16:00, please refer to your reservation for your correct pickup time.

Summary of directions from Mbabane, Swaziland:

1. Head south on MR3: 32,9 km
2. Continue onto Ngwane St: 1.1 km
3. Continue onto MR3: 7.0 km
4. Turn right onto MR8: 43.1 km

Destination will be on the left.

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Star Rating

4 Star