Hitching is never entirely safe in any country, and we don’t recommend it. But in some parts of Africa there is often simply no other option to grabbing lifts on trucks, 4WDs, lorries or whatever vehicle happens to come down the road first. Travellers who decide to hitch should understand that they are taking a small but potentially serious risk.
Hitching is easier here than in South Africa, as the skin colour of the driver and hitchhiker aren’t factors in the decision to offer a lift. You will, however, have to wait a long time.
There are a few infrequent (but cheap) domestic buses, most of which begin and terminate at the main stop in the centre of Mbabane. Generally you’ll find minibus taxis are the best public transport, although they often run shorter routes. There are also nonshared (private hire) taxis in some of the larger towns.