Hlane National Park

Hlane is in the country’s northeast occupies the area that was historically a hunting ground enjoyed by the monarchy and named by King Sobhuza II. It was from here that the latter sourced game for Ted Reilly’s Mlilwane project, and is today held in trust for the nation by His Majesty King Mswati III. Hlane is strategically ideal for visitors on the much-frequented Kruger National Park–Swaziland–Maputo route. The vast, predominantly flat reserve is dotted with large, shallow pans and thousand-year-old hardwood conservancies, and has for the past three decades been the focal point of concerted species reintroduction. It boasts the kingdom’s most extensive game herds and largest numbers of Southern Africa’s fabled birds of prey, all viewed in comfort and safety from well-maintained roads.