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Welcome to Royal Jozini

The Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve in Swaziland, The Kingdom of eSwatini, is nestled in the breath-taking beauty of the southern African lowveld, the Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve is one of Southern Africa’s best kept secrets! Yet it is fast becoming the getaway of choice by those who love being immersed in nature.

Cradled in the African bush, where the azure waters of Lake Jozini dance at the feet of the mystical Lubombo Mountains, this Private Game Reserve is a place where you can truly come to experience Africa in all its rugged magnificence, without compromising on comfort.

This is 14,000 hectares of game reserve in Big 5 country, where the vast, untouched landscape teems with wildlife. Enjoy a wealth of game, prolific bird life and the opportunity of indulging in tiger fishing and “Elephanting” at the Royal Jozini Game Reserve, we invite you to explore our site and book that much-deserved break! Activities in the game reserve include tiger-fishing, game drives (self driven or pre-booked) Elephanting, boat cruises and interacting with the African bushveld

Royal Jozini Private Game Reserve accommodation is in the form of private bush lodge homes, chalets and luxury tented camps. The Game reserve accommodation is catered, or self-catering according to our visitors taste and tented camping sites.

About the Royal Jozini Game Reserve Area

Currently, the Royal Jozini private game reserve is split into three distinct areas – with the eastern shore side of the lake is set against the Lebombo Mountains where  many of the lodges are situated – from here you might spot warthog, water buck, nyala, impala, zebra and wildebeest, even an elephant or two that brave the fencing.

Then the West Shore area of Royal Jozini lake– a flatter area with some natural water seepage areas, is where you will find fever tree forests, maybe sight an elephant, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, reed buck, bush buck, water buck, giraffe, warthog and all the small antelope like duiker and steenbok.

The northern area of Royal Jozini game reserve has breath-taking scenery, open grasslands and tall trees like maroela and knob-thorn acacias, amongst many others. An area to photograph of the most beautiful, interesting or iconic trees!  In the area you will find kudu and nyala, wildebeest and the indomitable warthog.

And at night time, throughout the reserve,  it’s wonderful if you catch sight of any of these nocturnal animals, like leopard, African civet, genet, serval, the brave honey badger, bush pigs and bat-eared foxes, side striped and black-backed jackal and even porcupine – but you may only hear the cry of the Bush Baby.

FAQ’s

Can we do a day trip to the Reserve?
There are no facilities for day trippers and no picnic spots. Access to the game reserve is by booking accommodation in one of the lodges or at the tented camp.

What kind of vehicle will I need?
You can get to all the accommodation lodges in a saloon car.
To go on game drives (they are currently self-drive only) you will need an SUV, bakkie or 4×4 – in order to have reasonable clearance on the roads.

Is there fuel nearby the Game Reserve?
In the village of Lavumisa, which is 9kms south from our gate, at the Kingdom of eSwatini border there is a gas station  where petrol and 50 diesel are sold