Despite being the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere, Swaziland more than makes up for its lack of size with a hugely diverse range of attractions and activities.
As one of the few remaining absolute Monarchies in Africa, culture and heritage are deeply ingrained in all aspects of Swazi life, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all who visit.
As well as the rich culture, the overwhelming friendliness of the people makes all visitors feel truly welcome and very safe. Add to that stunning landscapes of mountains and valleys, forests and plains; plus wildlife reserves across the country that are home to The Big Five, and you have all that’s best about Africa in one small but perfectly formed and welcoming country.
There are four border posts within easy reach of the Kruger Lowveld region:
- Oshoek: 162km from Nelspruit - Operating times 06:00-22:00
- Josefsdal/Bulembu: 82km from Nelspruit - Operating times 08:00-16:00 Due to the state of the road from the border post to Piggs Peak, high clearance vehicles are recommended.
- Jeppes Reef: 102km from Nelspruit - Operating times 07:00-20:00
- Mananga: 145km from Nelspruit - Operating times 07:00-18:00
Other than the natural scenery, places worth visiting include the following:
- Ngwenya Glass
- Swazi Candles
- Mantenga Craft and Lifestyle Centre
- Summerfield Botancial Garden
- Malolotja Nature Reserve with is abundance of birdlife as well as a canopy tour
- Boat cruise on Maguga Dam
Guided day tours are also available.
- Passports are necessary to enter Swaziland (check prior to travelling whether a visa is necessary)
- Written permission required from car rental companies to take rental vehicle across an international border, arrange beforehand.