RULED BY KING MSWATI III, THIS TINY LANDLOCKED COUNTRY IS FAMOUS FOR THE WARMTH AND FRIENDLINESS OF ITS PEOPLE AND THE LIVELY CULTURE OF THE SWAZI NATIOn.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Big 5 | Ezulwini valley (the Valley of Heaven) | Fascinating festivals, culture & customs | Hlane Royal National Park | Mantenga Cultural Village | Mbuluzi Game Reserve | Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary | Prolific birdlife | Reed Dance Ceremony | Unique souvenirs: Ngwenya Glass & Swazi Candles
Visas are not required by citizens of most Commonwealth countries.
By Air: King Mswati III International Airport (SHO)
Flights on Swaziland Airlink fly 2 or 3 times a day from Johannesburg.
By Road: There are 13 border crossings from Swaziland via South Africa, and 2 from Mozambique.
Language & Currency
Language: siSwati and English are the official languages.
Currency: The Lilangeni (SZL) is equivalent to the South African Rand (ZAR). The two currencies are interchangeable within Swaziland, but not in South Africa.
Winter, the dry season, stretches from April - October. Summer (November - March) can be extremely hot, with tropical thunderstorm in the afternoons.
Travel Tip: Tourists are welcome to watch the Umhlanga (Reed Dance) and Incwala ceremonies. The dates are dependent on annual ancestral astrology.