Sondzela Backpackers

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malkerns, Swaziland
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Rating: 94%from 3 reviews

  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Staff
  • 86%Security
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 100%Value for money
  • 80%Facilities
ONLY VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED - all bookings made via other credit cards cannot be honored by the property and therefore will be cancelled

A safe and peaceful base to explore Swaziland, Sondzela Backpackers boasts a wide range of exciting activities, great value accommodation options and excellent facilities all within the stunning Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: an Outdoor Lover's Paradise.

Available activities at Mlilwane Rest Camp include open game viewer drives, hourly/overnight horse safaris, Umphakatsi cultural village visit, stunning aquatic wildlife viewing, close encounters with plains game, self-guided hiking & mountain biking and big game day tours to Mlilwane's Sister Reserves; Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Recently renovated, the excellent value accommodation options include camping, bunk beds and dorms, private Rondavels and private rooms set within a beautiful garden where warthog and Ostriches are often spotted. Facilities include a games room and Hog n Wart Bar, swimming pool, great-value home-cooked Venison dinners, communal TV lounge, kitchen & laundry area.

A FREE Sondzela Shuttle to and from the neighbouring Malandela's Restaurant and Internet Cafe and FREE entry with a Wild Card is also offered.

Please note:
Check in from 14.00
Check out before 10.00
Breakfast not included. Light cooked breakfast - cereal, toast, egg, juice, tea/coffee. Self-catering facilities available.
Payment upon arrival by cash (South African Rand) or credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
VAT included - Bed Levy not yet applicable
A small Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Conservation fee (Approx. R35pp) is applicable on entry to the park and is valid for the duration of your stay. Alternatively entry is FREE for Wild Card Holders. All reservations accepted are subject to Big Game Parks reservation conditions.

ONLY VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED - all bookings made via other credit cards cannot be honored by the property and therefore will be cancelled

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Card phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Parking
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals Available
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

ONLY VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED - all bookings made via other credit cards cannot be honored by the property and therefore will be cancelled

Please note:
Check in from 14.00
Check out before 10.00
Breakfast not included. Light cooked breakfast - cereal, toast, egg, juice, tea/coffee. Self-catering facilities available.
Payment upon arrival by cash (South African Rand) or credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice
VAT included - Bed Levy not yet applicable
A small Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Conservation fee (Approx. R35pp) is applicable on entry to the park and is valid for the duration of your stay. Alternatively entry is FREE for Wild Card Holders. All reservations accepted are subject to Big Game Parks reservation conditions.

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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary,
Malkerns

For the Manzini-bound bus from Mbabane, make sure the driver knows you want to get off in the valley. Even some nonexpress buses aren�t keen on stopping. Nonshared taxis from Mbabane cost at least US$7 � negotiate at night.

If you�re driving from either Mbabane or Manzini, take the Ezulwini Valley/Lobamba exit off the bypass road. This puts you on the MR103, from where everything is well signposted.

Located Near

Well-situated between Kruger National Park and KwaZulu-Natal, as well as Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Maputo, Sondzela is a safe and peaceful base from which to explore Swaziland and its southern Africa regional neighbours.
Sondzela is located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, a beautiful secluded sanctuary situated in the Ezulwini Valley of Heavens which covers 4.560 hectares - the Kingdom's most popular eco-tourism destination. With 24hr gate access, Sondzela residents are also free to explore the many neighbouring attractions of Ezulwini.

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