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Swaziland Visitor Information

Climate Chart for Swaziland
Climate Chart for Swaziland

The highland regions has a humid near temperate climate with 40 to 90 inches of annual rainfall. The middleland is sub-tropical and somewhat drier, with 30 to 45 inches of annual rainfall and the lowland is almost tropical and definitely sub-humid, receiving 20 to 35 inches of rain annually. Rainfall tends to be concentrated in a few violent storms. Temperatures range from about -3.4°C (26°F) in the winter to over 29.4°C (85°F) in the summer.

Nationals of the following countries do not require visas:-
Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Eire, Finland, Gambia, Ghana, Granada, Guyana, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Swaziland Tourist offices and/or embassies located around the world

Official Currency:    Lilangeni=100 cents
Current Exchange Rate:    Today's Exchange Rate

Credit cards are widely accepted. Travellers cheques are best taken in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling as other currencies incur a higher exchange commission. South AFrican Rands are accepted as payment throughout the country although many places won't accept coins.


Scan Air Charter based at Matsapha Airport offer air charter facilities to all towns and villages throughout Swaziland and neighbouring territories.


A number of bus services, express and regular, connecting the main towns. Minibus taxis run along the shorter routes although the prices are slightly higher. Taxis are available in Mbabane and Manzini.


Hitching here is fairly easy on main roads but you'll have a lot of competition from the locals. Never hitch alone.


Road conditions are fairly good but speed is limited to 80km/h, (50mph)60km/h in built up areas. Driving is on the left hand side and seatbelts must be worn. An International Driving Licence is required by all except South Africans. Most petrol stations are open on a 24 hour basis and Mastercard, Visacards and Barclays petrocards are accepted. There are several car hire firms and cars can be collected and left at Matsapha Airport. Some car hire firms require that the renter is 23 years of age or above.

1st January New Years Day
19th April King's Birthday
25th April National Flag Day
1st May Workers Day
8th May Ascension
22nd July Public Holiday
6th September Somhlolo Day
25th December Christmas Day
26th December Boxing Day
Moveable Holidays Good Friday and Easter Monday

Electric Power is 220V - 240V running at 50Hz.
The Plug type used in Swaziland is: "Type M (South African)"

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