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Swaziland Golf & Safari Itinerary

At a Glance

  • Price: £3,150pp based – twin shared accommodation
    £300 single supplement
  • Group size: 10 -16 – golfers and non golfers
  • Duration: 12 nights in country, 2 nights of air travel
  • Accommodation: Traditional, comfortable, en-suite twin share accommodation
  • Transport: Private vehicle between reserves with trailer for golf clubs and open landrovers within reserves
  • Weather: Temperature range of 16-32 C

Itinerary

Days 1 – 4: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
hippo 300Mlilwane is Swaziland’s pioneer conservation area.  A beautiful, secluded sanctuary situated in Swaziland’s “Valley of Heaven”, the Ezulwini Valley, with the huge Usutu Forest providing a dramatic backdrop stretching into the distant hills.  Mlilwane is home to an abundance of bird life, animal species such as hippo, crocodile, zebra, blue wildebeest, kudu, nyala, impala, warthog, waterbuck and a host of antelope.

Golfers – Swazi Sun Golf Course
The Royal Swazi Sun’s spectacular 18-hole championship golf course is one of the most scenic locations found anywhere in the world, with a different mountain scape waiting to be enjoyed from every tee and green.

Non-golfers and golfers – Mlilwane and surrounding areas
There is a network of self-guided trails through Mlilwane offering leisurely strolls along the plains where a variety of game are found. Mountain biking is also a popular activity or alternatively you can see Mlilwane from the perspective of a horse.  Alternatively go further afield and try out the new Canopy Tour in Malolotja.

Each evening supper is served at the Hippo Haunt Restaurant, overlooking the hippo pool and with the sounds of the African wildlife in the distance. There is also the opportunity to see traditional dancing which often occurs around the campfire.

Accommodation: Beehive huts
The huts have the feel of traditional Swazi homesteads with grass dome-shaped huts arranged in semi-circles, central log fires and seating areas, all semi-enclosed by traditional Swazi kraal fencing. Huts are en-suite and in keeping with the surrounding area.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner
Activities included: Golf, sundowner drive up to execution Rock, birding, guided walks.

Days 5 – 6: Hlane Royal National Park
rhino 300In the vast bushveld expanse of eastern Swaziland where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils as it has for thousands of years, and the rumbling roars of the lions are heard in the cool dusky evenings, lies Swaziland’s largest protected area, Hlane Royal National Park.

The park is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. There is a network of game-viewing roads criss-crossing the park’s flat terrain, weaving between the 1,000 year old hardwood vegetation. Safaris for 2 days and watch rhino at the waterhole as the sun sets.

Accommodation: Ndlovu Camp.
The Wysteria rondavels are set away from the main camp and impala and nyala often walk through the area. Each round hut is based on a traditional style but with all the modern comforts inside. At Ndlovu Camp, there is an open-air restaurant and a game-viewing deck where one can sit back and enjoy the view of the waterhole .

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Activities included: Sunset Safari, early morning safari and afternoon safari.

Days 7 – 10: Nkonyeni Golf Estate
Nkonyeni Golf Estate is situated in 1200 hectares of gorgeous bushveld overlooking the Great Usutu River, and surrounded by mountains. The transfer will take about an hour and a half.

Golfers
course4 300Nkonyeni offers Swaziland’s premier 18 Hole championship golf course. The course designed by Phil Jacobs, who was associated with the Gary Player Group, presents a challenge as well as a lot of fun playing it. It is immaculately looked after in a stunning and peaceful location.   The views from some of the elevated tees are simply magnificent and the course meanders in and out of a game reserve where Waterbuck and Impala can regularly be sighted.  This is golf at it’s very best.

There is a golf shop on site for re-stocking golf balls, the 18th hole over the Usutu River has claimed a few!

Non-golfers and golfers – Nkonyeni and surrounding areas.
The estate offers many forms of activities such as mountain biking, game drives, tennis, jogging & walking tracks. There is also a Spa which offers many treatments and uses the well know Dead Sea AHAVA products. Things to see and do away from Nkonyeni include visiting a local community, climbing Sibebe Rock, seeing more artefacts at Gone Rural and birding in the local area. There is the opportunity to visit Swazi candles and watch candles being sculpted into multi-coloured animals by the local craftsmen.

Accommodation: Nkonyeni Resort.  
Stay in 4 bedroom villas set away from the clubhouse and with your own privacy and pool.  Every room is en-suite and the villas are fully equipped with a kitchen, living room and large balcony for alfresco dining.  The villas are set in the bush and are peaceful and quiet after a day on the golf course. A little bit of luxury in Africa.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Activities included: Golf and golf coaching, Swazi candles visit, local community visit, Sibebe Rock Climb and game drive in the reserve.

Days 11 – 12: Mkhaya Game Reserve
ele 300In the southeast of Swaziland, the heart of the lowveld, lies an unspoilt wilderness.  Haven to endangered species who roam the magnificent African bush animals to spot include other endangered species such as black rhino, roan and sable antelope, tsessebe and other locally endangered species.

Mkhaya currently supports four of the Big Five; with leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino being present on the reserve. Giraffe, hippo, crocodile, roan and sable antelope, tsessebe, eland, kudu, waterbuck, nyala, zebra, wildebeest, impala, warthog, grey duiker, steenbok, ostrich, bushbaby and vervet monkey are also seen daily whereas species such as red duiker, genet, lynx, baboon, serval, mongoose and jackal are seen infrequently.

Accommodation: Stone Camp
This unique style accommodation in its primeval setting offers visitors the opportunity of really getting back to nature. The entire internal structure of these cottages, although veiled for privacy, is open to the external bush, which gives visitors a totally unique, true bush experience.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Activities included: All safaris

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Price includes:
International flights to Africa
All transfers in country
All accommodation & meals where shown
Accompanied by a PGA Professional
Green fees
Entrance fees to all Parks and Reserves
Safaris and Activities – where shown
Tips for local guides

Price excludes:
Sightseeing attractions not included in itinerary
Drinks, lunches (except at Mkhaya) and extra snacks
Items of a personal nature
Visas, personal insurance

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