Hlane Royal National Park

Travel to Hlane Royal National Park – Track Elephants and Rhinos on Foot

The Hlane Royal National Park in Swaziland is one of the best parks in Southern Africa for tracking elephants or rhinos by foot. The park covers 30,000 hectares of Swazi bushveld and is dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Hlane is home to lion, elephant and white rhino and it also has an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa.

Named by King Sobhuza II, it is Swaziland’s largest protected area and home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom.

Wildlife that you may spot in Hlane Royal National Park includes elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffe, zebras, antelopes, hippo, crocodiles, hyenas, wildebeest, impala, kudu, warthog, duiker, baboon, vervet monkey, ostrich, steenbok, nyala, bushbuck, waterbuck as well as white rino.

Birdlife here includes owls and the densest populations of birds of prey in the Kingdom such as vultures and eagles amongst numerous other species.

Activities here include guided bush walks and game drives. A guided bush walk is the best way to get close to elephants and rhinos on foot. There are also sunset and sunrise game drives as well as mountain biking tours for a more exhilirating experience in the park.

Relax in one of the onsite accommodation options such as the Ndlovo Camp and the Bhubesi Camp. The accommodation has either a restaurant or self catering options.

  • Spot wildlife such as monkeys, hyenas, crocodiles and lions.
  • Track rhinos and elephants on foot.
  • Experience the thrill of mountain biking through this spectacular park.

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