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Sondzela Backpackers Reviews

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malkerns, Swaziland

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58 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Very friendly staff, comfy beds, and great breakfast... However, it would be a good idea to bring your own food and cook dinner...


Great Hostel. Challeninges with entering and exiting thepremises. the systems should be changed completely. Dont understand why on exit the main gate to explore Swaziland, but you can enter to a entrance close by.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Some problems of smoke during the night, because the fire place was just next to the houses. So the first night, it was very very difficult to sleep. The persons who work there are very kind and helpful... ;)


The Hostel was ok getting a little tired, the breakfast and dinner were served in an outdoor area right of the ground and cooked on an open fire.

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice place in a perfect location. The place is in the Mlilwane wildlife sanctuary so you cant get any closer. The staff at the hostel are friendly however they dont know much about activities in the park. Your best bet is to stay at the place but go to rest camp to organise activities or obtain information about hikes/safaris in the area.


Fantastic place, greate people, very good location, delicious dinners. I wish i could stay longer at Sondzela Backpackers.

  • 6th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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