Mkhaya Game Reserve was established in 1979 in an effort to protect the highly endangered Nguni cattle. Over time, Mkhaya Game Reserve expanded its wildlife so now it includes endangered species such as black and white rhinos, tsessebe and Cape buffalo herds. The reserve acquired its name from the Knobthorn tree which is known as Mkhaya in the siSwati language. Mkhaya Game Reserve has a big impact on the local communities as all the staff at the camps and anti poaching units are local Swazis.
Stone Camp is a 3-star accommodation in the Mkhaya Game Reserve operated by Big Game Parks. The best way to describe Stone Camp is primitive and luxurious at the same time. The camp has no electricity, no WiFi and no cell phone reception, this way a visit to Stone Camp means you really go into nature! At night candles and a bonfire are the only source of light in the camp and the chalets are half open which gives guests the feeling that they are sleeping in the wild. Even though the camp has a very natural and basic feel, the rooms and facilities are very comfortable. The hospitable staff will make your stay very memorabe with top service and traditional dancing. Children over 6 are welcome at Stone Camp.