The Happy Valley Hotel caters for business and leisure clients. The hotel is centrally situated in Ezulwini Valley and is close to many tourism attractions in Swaziland which makes it a perfect holiday destination.
We are able to provide for a variety of different functions ranging from boardrooms that accommodate 10 delegates to conferences that hold up to 250 guests. All our conference halls are in close proximity to the hotel.
Delegates can expect carpeted floors, air conditioning, PA Systems as well as the following items :
Flip charts and pens.
Additional equipment can be arranged as well as faxing and photocopying services.
Whether you’re hosting a conference for up to 350 delegates or planning the wedding of your dreams, the Happy Valley Hotel has venues suitable to meet your needs .The Happy Valley Hotel is home to a wonderful selection of functions namely corporate functions, cocktail parties and annual end of year events.
Hlane Royal National Park is the largest in Swaziland and the best park if you want to see the big five that is the leopard, lion, cheetah, elephant, and lots of other animals. You can have a unique experience by viewing the wildlife by foot also wildlife viewing by vehicle is provided.
The national park also provides catered and self catering accommodation. Also there are other things to do while in the park such as bird watching, wildlife viewing, camping, game viewing, guided walking safaris, guided mountain biking trails and cultural tours.
Luphohlo Recreational Park
Community driven project CO-ordinates: 26º 23’48”S31º5’59”E Location: West of Mbabane city Fee: E30 per person Facilities: Luphohlo Dam, picnic spot, secure parking, seating, braai area, fishing, ablution facilities and boating (boats not provided) Bookings: Swazi Tourism Authority
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary Swaziland’s wildlife pioneer conservation area. At Ezulwini in between the Capital Town of Swaziland Mbabane and Manzini as the biggest city in Swaziland there lies a beautiful quiet sanctuary-Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Our visitors can relax on our peaceful rest camps within the Hippo Haunt Restaurant and Bar with picnic areas and a large swimming pool. There is something for everyone for the adventurous Mlilwane provides adventure and craft tours, game viewing and for the vehicle fanatics horse trails and mountain biking is available and also for the not so wild self guided walking trails is also available.
Mkhaya Game Reserve a very small area, but definitely worth visiting. Mkhaya game reserve is located in eastern part of Swaziland. This is the place to see black and white Rhinos. Spending a night in this reserve is worth it, they have luxurious tent camps. There is also game viewing on open land rovers.
Advanced booking is advanced for all day tours and overnight stays.
The Batimba National Hunt
The King call the Batimba traditionally. The hunt takes place in an adjourning dispersal area outside the park which is situated in the royal animal sanctuary North East of the country at the Hlane Royal National Park. This is sustainable conservation at its best. The hunt marks the culling season in the park and the ceremony unifies the regiments of the Swazi nation. It does not take place every year as in the past. The hunt begins on a Thursday and lasts up to the following week ending on Wednesday. During the hunt, song , dance and rituals are performed according to Swazi culture. Traditionally the hunting season is considered closed during the last week of August when the hunt takes place. This hunt normally precedes the Umhlanga Ceremony.
The Sacred Mantjolo Pool
A little north-west of Mbabane, Mantjolo, under its calm waters resides the entire Mnisi ancestral clan. According to traditional belief, it is believed that when a member of the Mnisi family passes on, the spirit of that person lives at the bottom of the sacred pool in a world that is similar to the world we live in. It is a known fact that the level of the pool never varies in spite of drought, heavy rains and a white farmer who utilized the pool as part of his irrigation system. The sacred Mantjolo pool is a national monument in Swaziland. King Sobhuza 11 recognized the sacred nature of the pool and permission was granted to the Mnisi clan to have large gatherings in the area. He also provided slaughtered cows for the occasions. Only the Mnisi’s can petition the spirits of the pool. The spirits have the power to create violent thunder or hail storms and can prove petitions intentions of having bad intentions or as “Muti” traditional medicine for greed. The pool becomes cloudy or suddenly rippled with no wind present or other obvious disturbances in showing its displease. Sudden thunderstorms and hail storms can destroy crops or property of the offender and he may expect severe consequences especially if they are not a Mnisi are foretold by those used to “reading” the pond. The test of leadership was simple to determine all pretenders too the kingship. They were to enter the pool and submerge a burning candle or torch. The person who emerged the candle or torch alight was then hailed as a new leader. The Mnisi clan is the guardians of the sacred pool.
From King Mswati III International Airport
P. O. Box D361, The Gables H126, Swaziland -Head north for 2.0 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit 9.2 km
Turn right onto MR3 for 61.0 km
Turn left -1.9 km
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit for 350 m
Turn right onto MR103 -1.6 km
To Happy Valley Hotel & Casino, Lobamba, Swaziland
King Mswati III International Airport is perhaps the Kingdom's flagship facility in the nationwide infrastructural investment envisioned by His Majesty to facilitate economic growth to a first world status level.
King Mswati III International Airport is located on flat terrain with good visibility. The Airport complex is arranged in a public precinct of buildings which includes the Terminal Building, Cargo Building and various support buildings and public parking areas. The airport is a visual statement and symbol of Swaziland as a country, a modern building set in extensive gardens of visual texture and colour with glazed curtain walls that blur the boundary between building and landscaping.
The terminal building is designed to accommodate 360 000 passengers annually and process about 300 passengers an hour, while the parking area caters for 200 vehicles, in a modern facility designed to international standards. The terminal is designed to meet the functional expectations of the traveller and presents a sophisticated gateway into Swaziland.
The 14000 terminal receives passengers into large multi-volume departure and arrivals halls that scoop natural light into the heart of the building. The state of the art facility is capable of handling 2 jumbo jets simultaneously to the safety and security standards required internationally and other large aircrafts (Code E aircraft (Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and Airbus 340) and three Code C aircraft (ERJ135).
The waiting lounge is located in a large spatial volume that supports two embarkation gates with a choice of duty free shopping. From this lounge the waiting passenger has a view of the runway and aircraft movements.
The terminal building is capable of meeting all the current flight and passenger projections and is also designed to meet the future needs of the airport to expand and absorb projected future air passenger and cargo demands for the region. The 1,200 m2 Cargo Building is capable of managing the current cargo projections efficiently and is designed to expand according to the airport's future requirements.
These Terms and Conditions clarify The Owner's obligations to The Renter, The Renter's obligations to The Owner, and in the very unlikely event of any disputes, will be used as the basis for any resolution. Please read them carefully before confirming your booking.
Check-In: From [Time] / Check-Out: By [Time] (High Season Weekly Rentals)
For Low Season Weekend and Mid-Week Rentals an earlier Check-In and later Check-out may be possible (usually In from [Time] and out by [Time])
Acceptance of these Terms & Conditions binds a contract between the following two parties:
The Rental Applicant (The Renter) and The Property Owner (The Owner)
All persons listed on the Rental Agreement or added subsequently by The Renter will be bound by the terms of this agreement. Occupancy of the property is restricted to those names listed on the Agreement or added subsequently by The Renter. The Rental Applicant is considered to be the Lead Renter and will assume full responsibility for all members of the Rental Group throughout the rental period. Information or instructions relating to this rental will be communicated to the Rental Applicant only and not to any third-party member of the Rental Group.
A Reservation will be confirmed by The Owner once the application has been approved and initial or full payment has been processed. For reservations of one week or more, if the reservation is made 45 days or more before the rental commences, an initial rental deposit payment of [X%] of the rental fee will be due at the time of booking. If a reservation is made less than 45 days before the rental commences, or the reservation is less than a full week’s duration, the full rental fee must be paid at the time of booking. In the event of a reservation not being accepted by The Owner, all fees paid will be refunded immediately. Any booking made within 10 days of the start of the rental period must be paid in full by credit card via PayPal, certified check or money order at the time of booking. No reservation may commence without full payment being cleared.
Once a reservation is received and accepted by The Owner, The Renter is liable for payment of the balance of the rental fee 45 days before occupation of the property. Non-payment by the due date will be treated as a cancellation and the deposit will be forfeited.
Once a reservation has been accepted and confirmed, a cancellation can only be made in accordance with the terms below:
If the period of rental can be re-booked, a refund for the period re-rented or the part thereof, less a cancellation fee of [Amount] will be issued.
If any part of the rental period cannot be re-booked, the Renter will forfeit all monies paid for that period.
Regardless of the published maximum number of persons a property can accomodate, the number of guests occupying the Property is strictly limited to those named on the Rental Agreement or any subsequent amendment notified in writing to The Owner. The stated and agreed occupancy figure includes all persons irrespective of age, day and overnight guests.
Exceeding the number of stated and agreed persons will result in immediate eviction without refund, or a $100 per guest per night charge at the discretion of The Owner.
The Property will have been inspected prior to occupation and therefore The Renter undertakes to:
Notify The Owner immediately with regard to any damage and/or maintenance issues that require attention.
Keep the Property and all furniture, fixtures, fittings, chattels and effects in or about the Property in the same state of repair and condition as found at the commencement of the Rental.
Where a cleaning service is provided; The Renter shall follow the departure instructions provided by The Owner.
Where a cleaning service is not provided; The Renter shall leave the Property in the same state of cleanliness and general order in which it was found. Failure to do so to the satisfaction of The Owner will result in a damage/cleaning charge being levied.
Where a telephone is provided as part of the rental, The Renter must charge all long-distance telephone calls to either a credit/phone card or call collect, unless advised otherwise. Where internet services are provided, there may be download restrictions and a charge may be levied if these are exceeded. It is The Renter's responsibility to check for restrictions on an internet device before commencing any download.
One dog is permitted [indicate any restrictions]. All evidence of pet occupation must be removed from the Property and grounds at the end of the rental period. Pets are not permitted on any item of furniture, including beds, and evidence of pet hair on furniture and bedding may incur additional cleaning charges.
Pets are strictly prohibited at this property. Any evidence of pet occupation will result in a forfeit of the damage deposit in its entirety.
The Owner accepts no responsibility for any allergic reaction or other conditions arising from occupancy of the property. The designation of “No Pets” does not indicate there have not been pets at the property at some time.
Smoking is not permitted in or around the immediate vicinity of the property.
The Property is offered for rental during the winter months and has road access and receives a snow clearance service from [indicate municipal or private contractor]. However, Renters are advised that following any major snowfall, snow plough providers are contracted to clear local roads in a predetermined order. Consequently, plowing at a property may be delayed for several hours or, in severe storm conditions, days. In the unlikely event that a Renter is unable to leave a property on the planned departure date, the Renter will not be liable for any additional venue charges. Conversely, should a lack of snow clearance prevent a Renter from reaching a property, the Renter will receive a refund of the rental fee for the day(s) the property was inaccessible. However, The Owner will be held responsible for any losses, additional expenses or penalties incurred as a result of being unable to arrive at or leave a property on time due to a lack of snow clearance. Renters are also reminded to ensure that they and their vehicles are suitably prepared and equipped for driving in the wintry conditions likely to be encountered during their visit to the Property.
Equipment and facilities are provided at the discretion of The Owner and whilst every attempt is made to ensure that such equipment is in working order for the duration of the rental period, should a breakdown or some other situation occur that renders non-essential element unusable, the Owner does not take responsibility for replacing or refunding The Renter for the lack of use of these equipment or facilities. The equipment and facilities referred to include (but are not exclusive to) such items as watercraft, motors, televisions, VCRs/DVDs, hot tubs, saunas and Jacuzzis.
The Renter must report any inoperative or defective equipment to The Owner promptly! The Owner will make every reasonable effort to have repairs made as soon as possible; however, there are limited service contractors in [Your Area]. While every attempt will be made to ensure that all the advertised equipment and appliances are in working order at the commencement of a rental period, no reduction of rent; rebate; or refund will be issued for a mechanical failure of air conditioning, dishwasher, washer, dryer, TV or other appliances.
If a breakdown should occur to fundamental elements such as water systems, plumbing and electrical systems, and major appliances such as stove or refrigerator, every effort will be made to repair or replace, or an appropriate refund will be made for the inconvenience caused. This does not apply to system breakdown caused by misuse, such as plumbing blockages caused by inappropriate use of sanitary facilities.
The Owner is not liable, nor will provide a refund, for any stoppage of electrical services caused by extreme weather or other circumstances beyond his control. Similarly, there will be no refunds for inclement weather, changes in water levels, conditions at neighboring properties, or any nuisance afforded by the natural elements of the location such as flying insects or the animal population.
The Renter shall abide by these Terms and Conditions of Rental and any other instructions contained in the individual Cottage Guide and any additional information and instructions as shall be supplied in the Property or by The Owner.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Renter represents, warrants, acknowledges and agrees with The Owner that he/she will use the Property and its facilities in accordance with The Terms and Conditions above and the Information provided and that he/she does so at his/her own risk and that he/she indemnifies and saves The Owner harmless from any personal injury, sickness or death, loss or damage, however caused, to person or property of The Renter, his/her family, or guests, before during or after the time of occupancy. Further, he/she accepts full responsibility for the use of the Property and any recreational equipment such as boats and motors, etc. and agree to pay for any damage of said equipment, other than for normal wear and tear. The Renter further acknowledges he/she is responsible for ensuring all Boating Regulations are observed, including having required safety equipment in the watercraft, as well as meeting current Operator Competency Requirements.
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