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Sondzela Backpackers Reviews

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malkerns, Swaziland

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45 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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The best place on earth...

  • 26th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Nice, quiet and clean place, all night security and really a beautifull environment! Staff is ok, but the activities must be arranged (and start) from the main camp (10 minutes ride over unpaved road). Sitting outside around the swimmonpool and campfire/braai is really nice!

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Set in milwane game reserve in swaziland, it is delightful to be able to walk around among all the grass eating animals of africa. There are a range of accommodation options from dorms to native hut style, staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming, and its close to sites in the valley for tourists to visit Highly recomended, I just loved my stay there


Such a nice position in the game reserve, but the place needs a good up-grade. Very tired and grubby. Also, beware of making a booking through central reservations as they didn't pass our booking on to Sondzela. It didn't matter as they were not full, but could have been a problem. Office staff were lovely and helpful.

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