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    Sondzela Backpackers

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
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    Overview
    • Excellent54%
    • Very good34%
    • Average9%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
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    “main camp” (7 reviews)
    “game reserve” (6 reviews)
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    Summerfield Botanical Garden
    170 reviews
    #1 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
    Open House Boutique Hotel
    1 review
    #2 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
    The George Hotel
    106 reviews
    #3 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
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    1 - 5 of 51 reviews

    Reviewed 5 July 2017

    Perfect location (directly in the Mlilwane Reserve), very clean and not expensive! The dorm room is also nice and clean. We spent a wonderful evening, sitting by the fire not far from all the animals of the reserve. For a good price, you can even...More

    1  Thank Chloé B
    Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 8 July 2017

    A great review, thank you!

    Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

    A fantastic option for travellers on a budget to stay inside a game reserve. Having travelled through South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia there are few options to stay on a game reserve at this price range. Both rondavels and the private rooms...More

    Thank Alex H
    Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 10 October 2016

    Thank you for a great review and thank you for your comment on the pool - this has been forwarded to management!

    Reviewed 26 September 2016

    Fun loft dorm room Cleaner than most hostels Great sleep - super quiet HUGE bathroom to spread out in when you shower Great pool Reasonably priced dinning room - nothing fancy Also self catering kitchen If you wake up early enough - the front yard...More

    Thank ABRreviews
    Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 10 October 2016

    A great review thank you! Yes, Sondzela Backpackers is located within Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoys the security, peace and wildlife, so contribution to conservation is a prerequisite. At R40,00 pp it is very affordable and worthwhile.

    Reviewed 19 September 2016

    We stayed in rondavels which only had a sink but no shower or toilet. Everything was great and for a backpackers quite nice actually. But why don't you simply put in a toilet and shower into these rondavels? This would certainly add a lot of...More

    Thank Johannes H
    Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 10 October 2016

    Thank you for your review. Great news - we are busy upgrading some of our rondavels to be en-suite with a hot shower and toilet. Originally we chose not to go en-suite due to the competition with the Rest Camp, so we have now decided...More

    Reviewed 4 September 2016

    Very nice situated hostel, right in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Simply equiped rondavel houses. Clean showers and toillets. Kind and helpful staff. Excelent breakfast at the camp fire. Family with 3 children 10-14.

    Thank Tomáš N
    Response from Ann R, Public Relations Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 15 September 2016

    A great reviews, thank you!

    Summerfield Botanical Garden
    170 reviews
    #1 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
    Open House Boutique Hotel
    1 review
    #2 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
    The George Hotel
    106 reviews
    #3 of 3 hotels in Manzini
     
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    • US$16 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • Swaziland >
    • Manzini District >
    • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Room & Suite (11)
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    Room Tips
    "The rondawels are a bit more private and the impalas tend to graze around them at night."
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    "If you want a chilled spot away from the main house a rondavel is the perfect option"
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    "Rondavel if into game viewing/privacy....."
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    "House rooms are cleaner with better bathroom facilities. Rondavels are filthy."
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