Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares, and its conservation efforts resulted in the saving of over 22 species from local extinction across the three reserves in Swaziland.
It is home to some rare and wonderful species such as the black-backed jackal, blue wildebeest, Burchell’s zebra, chacma baboon, hippo, Nile crocodile, warthog, vervet monkey, African wild cat and mountain reedbuck. There aren’t any major predators in the park allowing for some delightful nature walk or horse rides through the reserve.
Situated in the Ezulwini Valley and overlooked by Nyonyane Mountain, the sanctuary was formerly a farming and tin mining area, which has now been rehabilitated and is owned and managed by a non-profit making trust.
Mlilwane means Little Fire, a reference to the many fires started by lightning strikes on Mlilwane Hill.
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