I will be flying into Mswati airport in a few days and will need transport to Ndlovu Camp at Hlane National Park. Is that easy enough to arrange on arrival at the airport. I know very few flights land at the airport and I wasn't sure if taxis are always available. I imagine that any shuttles or minibuses might be heading in the opposite direction towards Mbabane/Manzini.
Is there a way to arrange a transfer in advance? I contacted the park but they weren't much help. Thanks.
We are travelling from St Lucia, (SA) towards Kruger and thought we would spend a couple of days in Swaziland, whats the best borders, in and out and where should we go? we are doing a couple of safaris in SA so we dont need to do that in Swaziland, we would like to see their traditional villages, way of life etc. Thank you
There are other nice places to visit in Swaziland in addition to what I wrote about Ezulwini Valley below.
Swaziland in the rainy season is wonderfully green. I chose to visit Ezulwini Valley - I stayed in Lobamba - both for culture and natural beauty. Lobamba isn't the capital of SZ, it's Mbabane. However, some important institutions, like the country's parliament and national museum, for some reason are based here.
The drive from Durban via Golela border crossing and Manzini to Lobamba is…
Please check out our latest blog post regarding driving through Swaziland. It's a beautiful country with many things to see and do.
I just posted about my Mozambique side of the trip. From Mozambique I’m flying to Johannesburg, then have to get down to Durban.
Day 1: Fly into Johannesburg, landing at 1530. Pick up hire car. I’ve found a deal with Europcar for GBP 140 for 8 days + a GBP 40 fee to take the car into Swaziland, and dropping it at Durban Airport. Does this seem like a good deal?
I have 8 nights to get from Jo’burg to Durban, with Swaziland being my main goal. So from JNB drive out and spend the night…
Are there weekday (say Wed or Thu) bus or minibus from Mbabane (or Manzini) to Durban? Googling around, I've only found Siye Swtini's TransMagnific and it looks like they only run on weekends?? I am thinking (hoping) there are smaller, local buses that don't advertise on the web...
Hi All, Solo traveler, no driver's license. March 31 for 4 weeks. flying into Johannesburg and out of Maputo.
arriving in JNB, if the airfare is affordable, ill be flying to Maseru. if not, I will make a beeline to the bus station, head to Bloemfontein, and into Maseru. Been on Safari on previous trip, I have no desire to repeat.
Itinerary: Maseru - Semonkong - Sani pass - Drakensberg - Ezulwini - Maputo - Inhambane/Tofo - Vilankulo (?) (then double back to Maputo to fly home)
I have a few…
Hi everyone, I'm a Hong Kong citizen (holding an HKSAR passport) planning to travel to southern Africa later, one of my destination countries will be Swaziland. According to the information available online, I need to arrange a visa before arrival, the problem is how to get it. There's no consulate in Hong Kong or China, there should be an embassy in Taiwan as well as in Kuala Lumpur, however, when I emailed them to make inquiries, none of the email addresses worked.
Does anyone have better…
Hi! I am hoping to go on safari in early February in Swaziland. Can anyone recommend a good safari company to go through? Should I book in advance or is it ok to book once I get there? Thanks!
Some friends and I will be travelling by an ordinary car from Durban to Krugar via Swaziland in mid-November. Can anyone give advice as to which route to take through Swaziland. We have very little time and need to reach Malelane the same day. I've been told that entering Swaziland at Layumisa will be a shorter route to the Jeepes Reef border crossing but the roads might not be as good as those from the Mahamba border crossing. Also if we enter at Layumisa we will have to go via the Pongola…