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8.8
Fabulous
342 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 and 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.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
342 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    8
  • Cleanliness
    8.8
  • Value for Money
    8.5
  • Facilities
    8.3

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Latest Reviews

5.7
Rating
Sep 10, 2022
We arrived at the park at 15h and in the hostel around 16:50 and there was no one there,even thought my reservation says "check in after 14h. We made calls, we head back to main reception and still nothing. Later the security person arrived and gave us a room. I´d expect an email in advance or someone to inform us when they asked us where you are going in the main entrance at 15h but nobody cared. The place is really nice, it worth to stay there and enjoy the park but the check in was terrible.
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Male, 31-40
8.9
Fabulous
May 27, 2022
My stay here was great. The beds are great, the place was clean, everything about it was great. I would highly recommend it.
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Male, 31-40
10
Superb
May 27, 2022
Excellent stay at Sondzela during the Bush Fire festival.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball

Awards

2019

1st, Country Winners Swaziland

2018

1st, Country Winners Swaziland

2016

1st, Country Winners Swaziland

2015

1st, Country Winners Swaziland

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