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Sondzela Backpackers

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary , Malkerns, Swaziland
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

ONLY VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED - all bookings made via other credit cards cannot be honored by the property and therefore will be cancelled

A safe and peaceful base to explore Swaziland, Sondzela Backpackers boasts a wide range of exciting activities, great value accommodation options and excellent facilities all within the stunning Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: an Outdoor Lover's Paradise.

Available activities at Mlilwane Rest Camp include open game viewer drives, hourly/overnight horse safaris, Umphakatsi cultural village visit, stunning aquatic wildlife viewing, close encounters with plains game, self-guided hiking & mountain biking and big game day tours to Mlilwane's Sister Reserves; Hlane Royal National Park and Mkhaya Game Reserve.

Recently renovated, the excellent value accommodation options include camping, bunk beds and dorms, private Rondavels and private rooms set within a beautiful garden where warthog and Ostriches are often spotted. Facilities include a games room and Hog n Wart Bar, swimming pool, great-value home-cooked Venison dinners, communal TV lounge, kitchen & laundry area.

A FREE Sondzela Shuttle to and from the neighbouring Malandela's Restaurant and Internet Cafe and FREE entry with a Wild Card is also offered.

Please note:

Check in from 14.00
Check out before 10.00

Breakfast not included. Light cooked breakfast - cereal, toast, egg, juice, tea/coffee. Self-catering facilities available.

Payment upon arrival by cash (South African Rand) or credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice

14% VAT included in Rates

EXCLUDED: Government Bed Levy ZAR7.50 per bed per night.

Conservation fee - ZAR55pp is applicable on entry to the park and is valid for the duration of your stay. Alternatively entry is FREE for Wild Card Holders.

All reservations accepted are subject to Big Game Parks reservation conditions.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 9.4

    Superb

    03 Sep 2018
    The place was very clean nd nice nd the stuff was Good nd humble. The food was good.problm was there is no one to open and close the gate.is not good for quests to open the gate and pull the car in or out and go back to close the gate
    South Africa, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Sep 2018
    Friendly helpful staff .. lovely quiet location For ease & convenience a car is really needed to get around the local area A board listing activities to do would be helpful
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2018
    It’s a great place to stay, but if you can go with a car: better. No connection, the staff is mostly good, but some people are completely unprepared to attend.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    17 Oct 2018
    Sondzela needs some young, energetic people on their reception. There is absolutely no vibe at this backpackers. Leaving dirty dinner dishes under the sink until the next day is not acceptable. It attracts insects and rats, one of which I saw running past the back door. In the house that we were sleeping in (Top House) these was only some plates in the kitchen. Nothing else! no cutlery no mugs, no pots or pans. Wifi is very expensive! Evening meal was very tasty and the setting is beautiful
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table

Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Swaziland

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Swaziland

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Swaziland

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Things to Note

ONLY VISA or MASTERCARD ACCEPTED - all bookings made via other credit cards cannot be honored by the property and therefore will be cancelled

Please note:

Check in from 14.00
Check out before 10.00

Breakfast not included. Light cooked breakfast - cereal, toast, egg, juice, tea/coffee. Self-catering facilities available.

Payment upon arrival by cash (South African Rand) or credit card (Visa or Mastercard)
Cancellation policy: 24h advance notice

14% VAT included in Rates

EXCLUDED: Government Bed Levy ZAR7.50 per bed per night.

Conservation fee - ZAR55pp is applicable on entry to the park and is valid for the duration of your stay. Alternatively entry is FREE for Wild Card Holders.

All reservations accepted are subject to Big Game Parks reservation conditions.


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