WildSpot Sightings

Red-billed hornbill seen in Manyeleti Game ReserveWarthog seen in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park
Lion seen in Sabi Sands Game Reserve
Rhino seen in Addo National Park
Hippo seen at Lake St Lucia
Waterbuck seen in the Okavango Delta

Mkhaya Private Game Reserve is a model of sustainable land use with a unique conservation model. It is Swaziland's refuge for endangered species which includes pure bred indigenous Nguni cattle - which were close to extinction. The successful breeding of this rare bovine is mirrored in the other endangered species here including black and white rhino.


Mkhaya's terrain comprises of broadleaf sandveld and mixed acacia woodland with sections of pristine riverine vegetation along the shallow drainage lines.

Mkhaya lacks the commercialization of some other game reserves and is the more sophisticated of the Kingdom’s safari destinations.

All game activities are guided and include drives in open land rovers and game walks with rangers. There is a special day tour for local residents and day visitors.

Black and white rhino survive here and the park also has success with its elephants, buffalo, roan, sable, eland and tsessebe antelopes.

Some birds of note are Narina Trogan (which are rarely seen elsewhere but quite common here), as well as Purplecrested Lourie, Greyheaded and Gorgeous Bush Shrike and Pygmy Kingfisher.

The climate in Swaziland is moderate, ranging from subtropical to temperate depending on the altitude, but sweaters are needed for the cool evenings year round.
Rainy Season: October–May is warm and wet with high temperatures from December to February.
Dry Season: June–September is cool and dry.


· Pure bred Nguni cattle
· Black and White rhino
· Swaziland's more sophisticated safari
· Four of the 'Big Five'

This is a malarial area


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