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Swaziland Tourist Information
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Kingdom of Swaziland

Visa and Entry
A valid passport is required. Travellers from European countries additionally need a visum which is issued at the border free of charge and is valid for 30 days. Border posts of Swaziland are open at least from 8 am to 4 pm, some for longer: Lavumisa / Golela 7 am to 10 pm, Lomahasha / Namaacha 7am to 8 pm, Mahamba 7 am to 10 pm, Mananga 8 am to 4 pm, Matsamo / Jeppe's Reef 8 am to 8 pm, Ngwenya / Oshoek 7 am to 10 pm.

Driving a Car
One drives in the left lane, has to buckle up and adhere to the speed limit of 120 km/h, unless traffic signs in settlements further limit the speed. Frequent radar controls. If you drive a rented car, ask the rental company for a transit document. The roads are in general in an acceptable condition. In the rainy season - November to April - smaller roads can become impassable.

Swaziland's money is the "Lilangeni" (plural "Emalangeni") which is linked to the South African Rand 1:1. ZAR banknotes (not coins) are usually being accepted for payment, but in small shops one might have to have the local currency. The banks are open on weekdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on saturdays from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm. Credit cards are widely accepted.

Medical Care
Mbabane Clinic (Tel 00268 404-2423), Mbabane Government Hospital (Tel 00268 404-2111), Impilo Clinic Manzini (Tel 00268 505-7301), Nhlangano Health Care Centre (Tel 00268 207-8421).
Nature Parks and Game Reserves in Swaziland
Detailled information on the nature and game parks of Swaziland to be found on the website of the official parks administration Royal Swazi Big Game Parks. Tel: 00268 5283944. Email:

Traditional Ceremonies
Traditional dancing performances are regularly shown in the Mantenga Cultural Village (Tel 00268 4161178). The big festivals take place annually in December (Incwala) and August (Umhlanga Reed Dance), both in the Ludzidzini Royal Village. Who wishes to take photos, has to receive permission in advance from the Director of Broadcasting and Information (Tel 00268 404-2761).

Accommodation in Swaziland

Hawane Resort
Highland paradise; lux. chalets and backpacker hostel; excell. restaurant; pool; horse riding. Tel ++268 442 4744. eMail

The Royal Villas Hotel
Mdzimba Mountains and Ezulwini Valley. Exquisite villas; pool; restaurant; quiet gardens. Tel 00268 41 67035. eMail

Recommended Lodge Accommodation in Swaziland:
Phophonyane Falls Eco Lodge and Nature Reserve near Pigg's Peak
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