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Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Manzini, Bed and Breakfast

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Mlilwane, Swaziland's pioneer conservation area, is a beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland's Valley of Heaven'', the Ezulwini Valley, in between Mbabane and Manzini With 24-hour access to the Sanctuary, guests are free to enjoy the neighbouring tourist hubs of Ezulwini and Malkerns, with their many unique attractions and craft shops From the western boundary, the huge Usutu Forest provides a dramatic backdrop stretching into the distant hills

The Sanctuary covers 4,560 hectares and comprises of a southern and northern section The southern section is predominately open grassland plains with middleveld vegetation, stretching up onto the striking Nyonyane Mountain with its exposed granite peak known as the Rock of Execution Nyonyane is where ancient San once lived and where Swazi Royal graves are situated giving historical significance Behind these mountains, the stunning Mantenga waterfall and beautiful Usushwana Valley form the divide, before stretching up to northern section, which includes one of the highest surrounding points at Luphohlo Tourist activities are concentrated in the southern section, with only guided trails entering the pristine mountains of the north

Mlilwane means Little Fire, being derived from the numerous fires started by lightning strikes on the Mlilwane Hill Many a colourful tale can be told about the Reilly Family, with special relevance to the early pioneer Mickey Reilly, whose family still manages and lives on the Sanctuary