Swaziland is remarkably relaxed, with friendly people and a lack of racial animosities.
The intriguing kingdom of Swaziland is diminutive, but boasts a huge checklist for any visitor.
Enjoy wildlife watching or adrenaline-boosting activities as rafting and mountain biking. Experience lively and colourful local culture; with celebrations and ceremonies still common practice. Plus there are superb walking trails, stunning mountain and flatland scenery and high-quality handicrafts.
The excellent road system makes Swaziland a pleasure to navigate. Accommodation ranges from hostels to family-friendly hotels, wilderness lodges and upmarket retreats. Many travellers make a flying visit here on their way to Kruger National Park but it’s worth staying at least a week.
West, surrounded by South Africa, East, bordering Mozambique
Lilangeni (SZL) and South African Rand (ZAR)
Temperatures in the lowlands are very hot, often over 40°C; in the high country the temperatures are lower and in winter it can get cool. The best time to visit is in May–June or October, but bring something warm.