Mkhaya Game Reserve is one of the Big Game Parks of Swaziland. A trip to Mkhaya is a trip into the real Africa. It provides a soul enriching wilderness experience guests never forget, especially when staying at Stone Camp. At Mkhaya Game Reserve visitors have the opportunity to see many endangered species such as black and white rhinos, tsessebe, Cape buffalo, as well as giraffe, hippo and crocodile. 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. Entry to the park must be booked in advance; guests will be met at the pick-up point from where they will continue in an open game vehicle. The unspoilt wilderness of Mkhaya Game Reserve can be explored by game vehicle or by foot on a guided walking safari.
Stone Camp is a 3-star accommodation within 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 Wi-Fi and no cell phone reception, helping guests to delve into nature and allow for an intimate encounter with the sights and sounds of the bush. When guests arrive from their game drive, candles light the pathways and a bonfire is waiting for them. 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 feeling, the rooms and facilities are very comfortable. Sleeping in half-open chalets may sound scary or cold, but don’t worry! Dangerous animals can’t access the chalets, there are mosquito nets above the beds, and at night there are enough blankets and hot water bottles in the bed to keep guests warm. All meals are included, as well as activities (morning and afternoon game drives, plus a guided walk during the day for guests staying longer than one night). After dinner, visitors will be entertained by traditional dancing. Children over 6 are welcome at Stone Camp.