The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) is a new and exciting destination for horse riders - with its diverse terrain, accommodation and Swazi culture, you'll be immersed in the real Africa.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is spread across a transition zone between middle-veld (grassland savannah) and high-veld (mountains) providing an ever-changing landscape. Along the water courses you may see hippo, crocodile, fish eagle and many more water birds. Across the plains you'll get close to wildebeest, zebra, nyala, roan antelope, blesbuck and impala as well as the ever-entertaining warthogs. Originally a commercial farm and tin mine, Mlilwane was the first conservation area in Eswatini and has many intriguing historical points of interest, from the tin mines themselves to Bushman Caves. On horseback you will be able to appreciate how nature has reclaimed the land once utilised by humans.
KaMsholo is a small pristine lowveld reserve tucked under the impressive Lubombo mountains. A 2 hour drive from Mlilwane it offers a totally different biome with the chance to spot giraffe and the local Nguni cattle from horseback.
You are hosted by a family-run team of horse lovers and conservationists. Please note that this is a remote area with some nights without electricity or cell phone signal.