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Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
Geographic coordinates: 26 30 S, 31 30 E
Size: 17,364 sq km
Countries border total: 535 km border countries: Mozambique 105 km, South Africa 430 km
lowest point: Great Usutu River 21 m highest point: Emlembe 1,862 m
Population: 1,354,051
Ethnic groups: African 97%, European 3%
Languages: English (official, government business conducted in English), siSwati (official)
Border Hours

Oshoek - Ngwenya 07hoo - 24h00
Nerston - Sandlane 08h00 - 18h00
Emhlathini - Sicunusa 08h00 - 18h00
Bothashoop - Gege 08h00 - 16h00
Mahamba - Mahamba 07h00 - 22h00
Onverwacht - Salitje 07h00 - 18h00
Golela - Lavumisa 07h00 - 22h00
Bordergate - Mananga 07h00 - 18h00
Jeppe's Reef - Matsamo 07h00 - 20h00
Jossefdal - Bulembu 08h00 - 16h00
Namaacha - Lomahasha 07h00 – 20h00
Mhlumeni – Goba 24 hours


… can strike any time.
Emergency Tel.:
7606 0911
Hospitals and Doctors:
Manzini – Imphilo
Clinic Tel.: 2505 7430
Mbabane – The Mbabane Clinic Tel.: 2404 2423
(24-hour Trauma Care and Laboratory Service)
Siteki – Good Shepherd Hospital Tel.:
2343 4133
Dentist: The Mbabane Clinic Tel.: 2404 2423

Business Hours and Public Holidays

Office and shop hours are usually 08h00 - 13h00 and 14h00 - 1700 Mondays to Fridays. Bank hours are 08h30 - 14h30 Mondays to Fridays
08h30 - 11h00 on Saturdays.Post offices are open 08h00 - 16h00 Mondays to Fridays and 08h00 - 11h00 on Saturdays
New Year's Day 1 January
King's Birthday 19 April
National Flag Day 25 April
Worker's Day 1 May
King Sobhuza II's Birthday 22 July
Umhlanga Reed Dance Day (end of August or early September)
Somhlolo (Independence) Day 6 September Christmas Day 25 December Boxing Day 26 December Incwala Day (December or January)

Swaziland Visa Requirements
Citizens or passport holders of the following countries do not require a visa to visit Swaziland:
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, China (Taiwan), Cook Island, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guyana, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Monacco, Monstserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Island, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Islands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saint Helena, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America (USA), United Nations, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Virgin Islands (USA), Wallis and Futuna Islands, Western Samoa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

This list shows those Countries for which nationals do require visas in order to visit Swaziland:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Antarctica, Armenia, Aruba, Belorussia, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Columbia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, India, Ivory Cost, Jordan, Kiribati, Krygyzstan, Laisser, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Macao, Macedonia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia, Maldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Peurto Rico, Peoples Republic Of China, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Kitts, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Yugoslavia. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our swazi.travel visa guide to Swaziland appears to be the first time that this information on visa requiring / non-requiring countries is being published on the internet. Users of this information are cautioned however, as this list is an "unofficial list" due to the fact that the relevant authorities have not updated their own list. Our list is compiled from the "official list", together with our knowledge of what has been agreed upon by the Swaziland Cabinet of Ministers who have signed off updates in recent times. Countries that have moved from requiring visas to not requiring visa are: Azerbaijan, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Burkino Faso, China (Taiwan), Croatia, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre & Miquelon, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Nations. Some of these updates are possibly not yet showing in border post systems, but the Swaziland Tourism Authority is working to sort out this anomoly.


ANOTHER NOTE: Some publications and websites have incorrectly stated that citizens of those countries requiring visas can get them on arrival at the Swazi border. This is totally incorrect and has never been the case. Citizens of visa-requiring countries must apply in advance at Swaziland Embassies or High Commissions. Swaziland has a High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique.
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