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Swaziland

 
Entering Swaziland   Getting Around In Swaziland

 

By Plane
The only International airport of Swaziland is Matsapha Airport [1], 1km outside of Manzini. Only two airlines fly there. Airlink Swaziland provides flights from Johannesburg (South Africa), while Swazi Express Airways has scheduled flights to and from Durban (South Africa), Maputo and Vilanculos (both Mozambique). There is also a small car rental station at the airport and a snack shop. A hotspot has recently been installed, allowing users with WiFi and Wireless LAN equipped computers or PDAís to access the internet from anywhere in the building free of any charge.

 

By Bus

Most bus services arrive in Mbabane or Manzini. Larger buses generally provide service to Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town in South Africa as well as Maputo in Mozambique.

Smaller bus lines, or minibuses usually stop at border crossings, where passengers must connect with an onward journey.

The South African Baz Bus, an independent line somewhat popular among backpackers, also makes regular stops via South Africa to various hostels and hotels in Swaziland.

 

By Car

Swaziland is bordered by Mozambique and South Africa. There are a large number of border posts. Times below

Most travel in Swaziland is by either car or minibus.

Minibuses are prevalent, but can be confusing. Like similar modes of travel around the world such as the jitney, matatu or dolmus, these are small vans that accumulate as many travellers as possible while making their way along a general direction. In Swaziland, these vans are often driven by very young men, and most have assistants who estimate and collect fares, ask your destination, and make change.

Be prepared for crowded seats, loud radios, and sometimes reckless driving.

Minibuses can usually be flagged down along main roads. Larger towns usually serve as minibus hubs or connections. Finding the correct bus can be tricky, so discreetly ask if you can't figure it out. You will be advised to watch your belongings, as such places, like all bus terminals worldwide, have disproportionally higher crime rates.

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Border Times      

Matsamo/Jeppes Reef
Mananga
Lomahasha /Namaacha
Mhlumeni
Lavumisa /Golela
Mahamba
Gege
Salitje /Onverwacht
Sicunusa
Sandlane /Nerston
Lundzi
Ngwenya /Oshoek
Bulembu /Josefsdal

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