Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge

South Africa

  • The breakfast terrace at Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge


  • Amazing views from Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge


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  • The sunny garden at Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge


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  • Stay in a home steeped in history.
  • Wander the hillside trails in search of wildlife.
  • Enjoy traditional home cooked meals.
  • Relax in the botanical gardens.
  • Look out over beautiful scenery.

Reilly’s Rock Hilltop Lodge is an quaint historic colonial homestead and it is the perfect base for exploring the region, or even as an overnight stop on your travels. 

The lodge is surrounded by lush gardens filled with aloes, interesting plants and it is alive with birdlife.  Built in the early 1900s by Mickey Reilly, it is still in the family to this day and they have been pioneers for conservation and wildlife in eSwatini. Four bedrooms are located in the main house, each each with doors opening out onto the verandah where you can enjoy the gardens. All rooms are en-suite and individually decorated and furnished in keeping with the colonial architecture and history of the building. Adjacent to the house is a cottage where you will find 2 more rooms and a lounge complete with fireplace. The main house is home to the communal dining room and a living room, these rooms also have fire places which are lit at night to ward off any chills and it adds to the cosy ambience of the lodge. Throughout, the lodge has been thoughtfully decorated with charming interiors echoing the history of a bygone era.

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife including hippo, giraffe, zebra, blue wildebeest, kudu, nyala, impala, warthog and crocodile, to name a few, you may even be lucky enough to see a leopard, but they are fairly shy. Game drives and guided bush walks can be organised, alternatively you may prefer to explore the area on a horse or a mountain bike.

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Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge

The breakfast terrace at Reillys Rock Hilltop Lodge

A quaint and tranquil lodge surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens in the heart of the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

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