Hlane National Park

Hlane (meaning ‘wilderness’) is eSwatini’s largest protected area. It is an immense flat lowland thick with 1,000-year-old hardwood trees like knobthorn, leadwood and tambuti with some grasslands and shallow pans.

Hlane has survived the ravages of poaching and competing land uses to emerge as one of eSwatini’s best parks and you can self-drive or take guided walks with rangers.

The park has accommodation with an authentic bush feel in self catering thatched huts without electricity. There is also a more modern self-catering camp with family cottages.

Ndlovu Camp is the first point reached after the Ngongono entrance and is the point from which all game viewing roads depart into the reserve. Here is an active waterhole frequented by elephant and rhino and is a hive of bird activity.

ANIMALS & BIRDS
Great herds of wildebeest, zebra and impala are attracted to the waterholes during the dry winter months. Guided tracking walks go in search of lion, cheetah and leopard and you will may have a close encounter with elephants and rhino.

Hlane is particularly noted for is many raptors including martial eagles, bateleurs, and longcrested eagles. There are also several species of vultures including whitebacked, whiteheaded, lappetfaced and the occasional Cape vulture. Close to the Bhubesi Camp is the southern most nesting site of the large and somewhat ugly marabou stork.

SEASONS
The climate in eSwatini’ is moderate, ranging from subtropical to temperate depending on the altitude.
Rainy Season: October to May is warm and wet with summer peaking from December to February.
Dry Season: June to September is the cool and dry winter with cold evenings.

HLANE RESERVE SPECIALITIES

· Peace and nature
· Raptors
· Vast ancient hardwood forests

FACTS
This is a malarial area

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