In this short but exciting 4 Day Eswatini Tour you will visit two of the Big Game Park’s wildlife reserves in Eswatini - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge), Mhkaya Game Reserve (Stone Camp). Enjoy the peace, tranquillity beautiful scenery, and unique game viewing during your trip through Eswatini.
Itinerary at a Glance:
Depart Johannesburg for Eswatini.
1 night at Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge, Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
2 nights at Mhkaya Stone Camp, Mhkaya Game Reserve.
Depart Eswatini for Johannesburg.
Day 1 – Johannesburg to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Eswatini (Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge)
Today you will pick up your rental car from OR Tambo International Airport and begin your journey to Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). The road from Johannesburg through the Oshoek Border Post and onto Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is a scenic drive. Be sure to stop in at Ngwenga Glass just after the border to watch some glass blowing and pick up a souvenir or two.
Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is situated on top of a hill overlooking the Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary. The original house was built in 1928, with 4 guest rooms in the main house and 2 guest rooms in the cottage, you are sure to have a quiet and relaxing stay. Spend your afternoon relaxing in the lodge or book yourself an optional game drive through the Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 2 – Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary to Mhkaya Game Reserve, Eswatini (Stone Camp)
This morning you will be taken on a game drive to visit the Roan Antelope breeding project in the Mliwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Roan antelope are rare in South Africa and are one of the largest breeds of antelope.
After your morning activity, you will make your way to the Mhkaya Game Reserve reception area. You will leave your rental car at the pickup point and be transferred in an open game vehicle to the Mhkaya Stone Camp within the Game Reserve where you will spend the next two nights.
Day 3 – On Safari in the Mhkaya Game Reserve, Eswatini (Stone Camp)
Each room is made of stone and thatch with ensuite bathrooms with a wonderful view over the forest. Nyala, warthogs, and guineafowl are regular visitors through the camp providing a unique experience. You can choose to go on a game drive, a walking safari or relax in the camp during the day. Mhkaya is home to some black Rhino so be sure to keep an eye out for them on your safaris.
Day 4 – Mkhaya Game Reserve to Johannesburg
Today you will be departing Eswatini and heading back to Johannesburg. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your rental vehicle to begin your drive back to Johannesburg. The drive will be a scenic one, taking approximately 6 hours. If you did not get the opportunity to visit Ngwenga Glass at the beginning of your trip, take the chance to stop there today before you cross the Ngwenya Border back into South Africa. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will return your rental car and continue your onward journey.
Cost of Tour (quoted in ZAR)
R14,925 per person sharing (01 Dec 2022 - 30 Nov 2023)
R15,940 per person sharing (01 Dec 2023 - 30 Nov 2024)
01 night at Reilly’s Rock Lodge – Dinner Bed and Breakfast
02 nights at Stone Camp – Fully Inclusive
Vehicle hire – Toyota Fortuner or similar
Activities at Stone Camp
Items of a personal nature
Optional extra activities
Holiday or personal insurance
Park entry fees
Fuel for vehicle rental
Visas for entry to Eswatini and South Africa (if necessary)