From R2987 PPS

Mkhaya Game Reserve

From R2987 PPS



Mkhaya is a haven for endangered species, including four of the Big Five. From saving the local Nguni cattle breed in 1979, to the current protection of reserve is an establishment of breeding programs, the reserve is an exciting conservation success.

Mkhaya is situated in southeast Swaziland, in the heart of the African Bushveld. The reserve comprises of acacia dominated thornveld in the south to broadleaf sandveld in the north. The reserve is criss- crossed with dry riverbeds and dotted with many clay waterholes. The Bushveld vegetation of ancient Leadwoods, Knob thorns and tambotis are particularly valuable from both biological and aesthetic perspectives.

Game viewing tracks between indigenous tress allow intimate encounters with elephant, White and Black Rhino, and a rich diversity of other wildlife. Local guides share their knowledge on open Land Rover drives and walking safaris, providing superb photographic opportunities. Swazi hospitality is a feature of stone camp, where traditional meals and dancing are enjoyed beneath the giant sausage.

A night spent in one of the semi-open stone and thatch cottages offers simple African luxury and completes the Mkhaya experience.

NOTE: No children Under 10yrs allowed


Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking

On Site Facilities

  • Bar
  • Children Allowed
  • Restaurant

Local Facilities

  • Game Viewing
  • Shopping/Curios
  • Tours


Additional Rates Info:
Entry to the Reserve is by pre-arrangement only. There are only 2 times of arrival / departure per day. Either 10am OR 4pm. Rates are determined by the arrival and departure times. The rates published are for 1 x 24hr stay. There is a shorter stay for 1 night only, arriving at 4pm departing at 10am, available. No Children U10yrs allowed.

Stone camp cottages

Sleeps 2
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Semi-open thatched stone cottages, situated in the center of the reserve, on a dry riverbed within a riverine forest. The camp's centre-piece is the huge sausage tree under which meals are served. 2 sleeper to 6 sleeper cottages available. No electricity.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2021       R 3973   R 2987
February 2021       R 3973   R 2987
March 2021       R 3973   R 2987
April 2021       R 3973   R 2987
May 2021       R 3973   R 2987
June 2021       R 3973   R 2987
July 2021       R 3973   R 2987
August 2021       R 3973   R 2987
September 2021       R 3973   R 2987
October 2021       R 3973   R 2987
November 2021       R 3973   R 2987
December 2020       R 3973   R 2987
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 10 December 2020


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  • Response Rate: 75%
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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Siphofaneni, Mkhaya Game Reserve has been voted Best Establishment in Siphofaneni for 2018Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Siphofaneni, Mkhaya Game Reserve has been voted Best Value for Money in Siphofaneni for 2018


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Map Mkhaya Game Reserve in Siphofaneni  Lubombo  Swaziland

Guest Comments

Awesome safaris and animals were up close and plentiful. Food was good. Accommodations were a little too open for my taste.
Found the store too dark to buy anything. I was using a torch to look at things and did not see prices on the tags. My husband thought it was fantastic...everything. Guides were very knowledgeable. We were quite busy in a 24 hour period. Entertainment after dinner was
Very good as well. Thank you for a once in a lifetime experience.


Staying at the Mkhaya Game Lodge was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa - it was rather costly, but well worth it as it was something completely different to anything else we've experienced. I can strongly recommend it to lovers of peace, tranquility and simplicity. There were certainly no compromises made on comfort. It was just a shame that the smell from the toilet was so intense.

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