Best Time to Visit – Mlilwane WS

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored the Swaziland section of Lonely Planet's 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan researched and wrote about Swaziland for Lonely Planet.

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Mlilwane is not a prime wildlife-viewing destination, but animals can be seen year-round. The reserve is small with some of the more interesting species kept in enclosures, making them easy to find. The dry months of June to September might be best for seeing some of the smaller creatures. August to September is recommended as wildlife watching is excellent at this time and temperatures are higher than in mid-winter.

Best Time May to September (Dry season)
High Season December to January and July to August (It never gets very busy)
Low Season April to mid-June and September to November (Low-season rates may apply)
Best Weather April to May and September to October (Mild weather and little rain)
Worst Weather June to August (Chilly mornings and nights)

May to September Dry Season – Winter

  • Wildlife gathers around water and vegetation thins, making viewing easy
  • Sunny skies and no rain
  • It is very dry and dusty
  • Early morning game drives in open vehicles are cold

October to April Wet Season – Summer

  • Scenery is green and fresh
  • Wildlife viewing is still good
  • There are many baby animals to fawn over
  • Birding is excellent, and the migratory birds are present
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season
  • It can rain anytime, particularly in the late afternoon

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to Go to Swaziland by Major Park

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