Sondzela Backpackers, Malkerns

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IYHF recognized hostel, falling under Hostelling International South Africa (HISA) and a member of the Backpacking Swaziland Association.

Sondzela! – Welcome!
Sondzela is the perfect place to recharge your batteries.

Set in the beautiful Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Sondzela offers backpackers comfortable accommodation in scenic gardens perfectly situated with access to the numerous activities and site-seeing opportunities that Big Game Parks and Swaziland presents you. Sondzela is on a private road and can only be accessed by Sondzela's backpacker visitors. The lodge is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Mlilwane Rest Camp and consists of 2 houses and 12 rondavels with double and single, ample safe parking, a large garden and camping area, swimming pool and games area.

Sondzela is located on the sanctuary's southern boundary overlooking the Mhlambanyatsi Valley, offering a stunning view of the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and the distant mountains whilst impala, zebra and warthog graze in the beautiful gardens below the canopy of trees that are visited by an abundance of birds. The lodge is within walking distance to the Malkerns main road and the Mahlanya Fresh Produce Market.

Location and Contact


• Ezulwini valley, Malkerns
• Main Entrance to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Ezulwini / Matsapha road approx. 1km from Eludzidzini Royal Residence entrance in Lobamba.



Address: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Malkerns, Swaziland

Distance to city center: 8.01 km

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Website Sondzela Backpackers Malkerns
Phone Number: (+268) 528 3117
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

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Luggage Storage



Bike Rental

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments



Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Pool Table

Swimming Pool


Wheelchair Accessible

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Service Animals

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6am - 8pm

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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