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. (1472k)
Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae gen.)
Web of a Funnel Weaver (Agelenidae gen., german: Trichterspinnen). (1444k)
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata)
African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata). (809k)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus)
Serrated Hinged Terrapin (Pelusios sinuatus). (589k)
Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus)
Southern Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (927k)
Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus)
Male Southern Vervet Monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus pygerythrus, german: Südliche Grünmeerkatze, french: Vervet bleu). (1017k)
Southern Warthog (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. (1134k)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii)
Southern Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus sundevallii, german: Warzenschwein, french: Phacochère). (803k)
Common Impala (Aepyceros melampus melampus)
Male and female Common Impalas (Aepyceros melampus melampus, german: Schwarzfersen­antilope, french: Impala). (1369k)
Common Impala (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  ;-) (1084k)
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi)
Blesbok (Damaliscus pygargus phillipsi, german: Buntbock, french: Blesbok). (879k)
Blesbok Toilet Male Blesbok
Blesbok toilet. The male Blesbok defecate at the same place to mark their territory. (702k)
Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
Female Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (985k)
Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
Baby Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (940k)
Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)
Male Nyala (Tragelaphus angasii, german: Flachland-Nyala, french: Nyala). (950k)
Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama)
Red Hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus caama, german: Südafrikanische Kuhantilope, french: Bubale caama). (919k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Female Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (983k)
Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros)
Male Southern Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros strepsiceros, german: Strepsiceros, french: Grand koudou). (1275k)
Male Southern Greater Kudu
Male Southern Greater Kudu with deformed horn. (537k)
Burchell's Zebra (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. (1195k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Female Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell) with foal (left). (1098k)
Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii)
Male Burchell's Zebra (Equus quagga burchellii, german: Steppenzebra, french: Zèbre de Burchell). (1306k)
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus)
Blue Wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus taurinus, german: Streifengnu, french: Gnou bleu). (1236k)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei)
Southern African Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus cowiei, german: Nilkrokodil, french: Crocodile du Nil). (1357k)

Flora in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Southern Bracken Fern (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, french: Fougère aigle). (1095k)
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense)
Southern Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum capense, german: Adlerfarn, french: Fougère aigle). (1.5M)
Flower
Flower. (791k)
Flower
Flower. (605k)
Flower
Flower. (1428k)
Flower
Flower. (866k)
Narrow Stargrass (Hypoxis angustifolia)
Narrow Stargrass (Hypoxis angustifolia, french: Étoile jaune). (943k)
African Stachys (Stachys aethiopica)
African Stachys (Stachys aethiopica, german: Zieste). (880k)
Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia)
Natal Primrose (Thunbergia atriplicifolia). (796k)
Common Lantana (Lantana camara)
Common Lantana flowers (Lantana camara, german: Wandelröschen, french: Camara commun). (694k)
Common Lantana (Lantana camara)
Common Lantana flowers (Lantana camara, german: Wandelröschen, french: Camara commun). (609k)
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus)
Papyrus (Cyperus papyrus, german: Echter Papyrus, french: Papyrus). (1103k)
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle. (1087k)
Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlothii)
Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlothii, french: Aloè de montagne). (1294k)
Silver Terminalia (Terminalia sericea)
Silver Terminalia (Terminalia sericea). (1101k)
Paperbark Acacia var. woodii (Vachellia sieberiana woodii)
Paperbark Acacia var. woodii (Vachellia sieberiana woodii). (1275k)
Paperbark Acacia var. woodii (Vachellia sieberiana woodii)
Paperbark Acacia var. woodii (Vachellia sieberiana woodii). (1022k)
River Bushwillow (Combretum erythrophyllum)
River Bushwillow (Combretum erythrophyllum, german: Langfäden). (1084k)
African Teak (Pterocarpus angolensis)
African Teak (Pterocarpus angolensis). (1.6M)
Marula Tree (Sclerocarya birrea)
Marula Tree (Sclerocarya birrea, german: Marula-Baum, french: Marula). (1006k)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana, german: Leberwurstbaum, french: Arbre à saucisses). (1361k)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia)
Flamboyant Tree (Delonix regia, german: Flammenbaum, french: Flamboyant). (791k)
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia, german: Palisanderholz­baum, french: Flamboyant bleu). (1478k)
Yellowwood Tree (Afrocarpus falcatus)
Yellowwood Tree (Afrocarpus falcatus, german: Gewöhnliches Afrogelbholz). (1282k)
Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis)
Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis). (1151k)
Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis)
Close-up of Natal Fig (Ficus natalensis). (1210k)
Naboom (Euphorbia ingens)
Naboom (Euphorbia ingens). (1455k)

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