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    Sondzela Backpackers

    Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland
    011 268 2528 3943
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    Overview
    • Excellent53%
    • Very good34%
    • Average9%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible2%
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    “main camp” (7 reviews)
    “game reserve” (7 reviews)
    “swimming pool” (5 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 53 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Sondzela is ideally located at the back of the Mlilwane Game Reserve. It's quiet and peaceful, but close enough to the main lodge for a variety of activities. Walking trails are everywhere, mountain biking, etc. I found the ladies working the desk to be friendly...More

    Thank Christopher N
    Reviewed 19 September 2017

    I had a very good experience although some inconveniences not all applicable to the hostel. First of all let me say that despite in the booking it is written so, towels are NOT provided in the dorms! The staff is very kind and polite although...More

    Thank Monica M
    Response from Ann R, General Manager at Sondzela BackpackersResponded 30 September 2017

    Thank you for your lovely review, and apologies for the inconveniences. Your comment re the towel will be shared with our Operations Manager and will be considered.

    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

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    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.

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    • Pool
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    • US$ 15 - US$ 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
    • Location
    • Swaziland >
    • Manzini District >
    • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
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    Room & Suite (14)
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    Room Tips
    "Rondavels for a true Swazi Experience"
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    "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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