The Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1961. It is only about 4,560 hectares (11,270 acres) in size. It has Kudu, Nyala, Wildebeest, Zebras, Southern Warthogs, and Crocodiles.

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Wildlife in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Termite Mound
Termite mound. (1402k)
Agelenidae gen.
Web of a Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae gen., german: Trichterspinnen). (1382k)
Trachylepis striata
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (789k)
Pelusios sinuatus
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (580k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus
Southern Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze). (881k)
Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus
Male Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze). (965k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Southern Warthogs with babies (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). They go down on their knees for easier feeding since their neck is not very flexible. (1084k)
Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (785k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Male and female Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). (1312k)
Aepyceros melampus melampus
Female Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersenantilope, french: Impala). Note the M-shaped marking on their hindquarters. The M (the arches) stands for fast food for lions  ;-) (1041k)
Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, german: Buntbock, french: Blesbok). (842k)
Blesbok Toilet Male Blesbok
Blesbok toilet. The male Blesbok defecate at the same place to mark their territory. (695k)
Tragelaphus angasii
Female Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (932k)
Tragelaphus angasii
Baby Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (896k)
Tragelaphus angasii
Male Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (905k)
Alcelaphus buselaphus caama
Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama, german: Südafrikanische Kuhantilope, french: Bubale caama). (896k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Female Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (954k)
Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1243k)
Male Southern Greater Kudu
Male Southern Greater Kudu with deformed horn. (536k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Group of Burchell's Zebras (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). The middle one has part of the tail missing. This seems to happen frequently during fighting for status position in the herd. (1143k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Female Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell) with foal (left). (1052k)
Equus quagga burchellii
Male Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). (1238k)
Connochaetes taurinus taurinus
Blue Wildebeest ssp. taurinus (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (1178k)
Crocodylus niloticus cowiei
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1329k)

Flora in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Pteridium aquilinum capense
The light green area in front of the forest is covered by an invasive fern, the Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn). (1080k)
Pteridium aquilinum capense
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn). (1450k)
Flower
Flower. (746k)
Flower
Flower. (595k)
Flower
Flower. (1304k)
Hypoxis angustifolia
Hypoxis angustifolia (Hypoxis angustifolia, french: Étoile jaune). (865k)
Glandularia aristigera
Mock Verbena (Glandularia aristigera). (816k)
Stachys aethiopica
African Stachys (Stachys aethiopica, german: Zieste). (830k)
Thunbergia atriplicifolia
Thunbergia (Thunbergia atriplicifolia). (755k)
Lantana camara
Tickberry flowers (Lantana camara, german: Wandelröschen, french: Camara commun). (668k)
Lantana camara
Tickberry flowers (Lantana camara, german: Wandelröschen, french: Camara commun). (594k)
Cyperus papyrus
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus, german: Echter Papyrus, french: Papyrus). (1086k)
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle. (1006k)
Aloe marlothii
Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlothii, french: Aloè de montagne). (1227k)
Terminalia sericea
Silver Cluster-leaf Tree (Terminalia sericea). (1074k)
Vachellia sieberiana
Paperbark Acacia (Vachellia sieberiana). (1234k)
Vachellia sieberiana
Paperbark Acacia (Vachellia sieberiana). (980k)
Combretum erythrophyllum
River Bushwillow (Combretum erythrophyllum, german: Langfäden). (1062k)
Pterocarpus angolensis
African Teak (Pterocarpus angolensis). (1.6M)
Sclerocarya birrea
Marula Tree (Sclerocarya birrea, german: Marula-Baum, french: Marula). (982k)
Kigelia africana
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1308k)
Delonix regia
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (768k)
Jacaranda mimosifolia
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, german: Palisanderholzbaum, french: Flamboyant bleu). (1425k)
Afrocarpus falcatus
Yellowwood Tree (Afrocarpus falcatus, german: Gewöhnliches Afrogelbholz). (1241k)
Ficus natalensis
Close-up of Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis). (1109k)
Ficus natalensis
Close-up of Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis). (1161k)
Euphorbia ingens
Tree Euphorbia (Euphorbia ingens). (1398k)

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