Swazi lilangeni (plural emalangeni, E)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than E1000

  • Campsite in a nature reserve: E130
  • Hostel dorm bed: from E160
  • Main in a budget restaurant: less than E75
  • Hour-long shared-taxi ride: E50

Midrange: E1000–1800

  • Double room in a standard hotel: E700–1400
  • Main in a midrange restaurant: E75–150
  • Guided wildlife drive: E350
  • Non-shared taxi from Mbabane to Ezulwini: E150–180

Top end: More than E1800

  • Double room in a high-end hotel: over E1400
  • Main in a top-end restaurant: over E150
  • Car hire per day: E300
  • Full-day cultural tour: from E950


Friendly haggling is common in the markets, though in all other instances you are expected to pay the stated price.


There are ATMs at the Gables Shopping Centre.