SWAZILAND - HLANE ROYAL GAME RESERVE
depth guide to the seasons, animals, birds and wildlife
habitats of Hlane Game Reserve in Swaziland
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(meaning ‘wilderness’) is the Kingdom
of Swaziland’s largest protected area.
It is an immense flat lowland thick with 1,000-year-old
hardwood trees like knobthorn, leadwood and
tambuti with some grasslands and shallow pans.
has survived the ravages of poaching and competing
land uses to emerge as one of Swaziland's
best parks and you can self-drive or take
guided walks with rangers.
park has accommodation with an authentic bush
feel in self catering thatched huts without
electricity. There is also a more modern self-catering
camp with family cottages.
Camp is the first point reached after the Ngongono
entrance and is the point from which all game
viewing roads depart into the reserve. Here
is an active waterhole frequented by elephant
and rhino and is a hive of bird activity.
herds of wildebeest, zebra and impala are attracted
to the waterholes during the dry winter months.
Guided tracking walks go in search of lion,
cheetah and leopard and you will may have a
close encounter with elephants and rhino.
is particularly noted for is many raptors including
martial eagles, bateleurs, and longcrested eagles.
There are also several species of vultures including
whitebacked, whiteheaded, lappetfaced and the
occasional Cape vulture. Close to the Bhubesi
Camp is the southern most nesting site of the
large and somewhat ugly marabou stork.
The climate in Swaziland is moderate, ranging
from subtropical to temperate depending on the
Rainy Season: October to May is warm and wet
with summer peaking from December to February.
Dry Season: June to September is the cool and
dry winter with cold evenings.
· Peace and nature
· Vast ancient hardwood
This is a malarial area
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