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Swaziland Travel Facts

Natural Features: Varies from tropical to near temperature. Mostly hills and mountains, some moderately sloping planins.
Rainy Seasons: May to September
Post and Communications: There are no area codes within Swaziland. There is only a country code, which is 268. It is possible to make international calls at the post office in the capital Mbabane.
Culture: The Kingdom of Swaziland is an independent monarchy and as such has a rich culture of traditional ceremony. These ceremonies are celebrated at different times according to the events or memory of the event. They include the Ncwla, the fruit ceremony held in December or January depending upon a date chosen by Swazi astrologers.
Travel Around: There is a good bus system with regular routes. Taxis are available for short routes.


Getting There:

Air: You can get to Swaziland by air through Matsapha airport or Manzini International Airport. Royal Swazi Airlines operating from Matsapha flies to Johannesburg, Maputo, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi and Lusaka
Road: Mini-buses and taxis can be found in Johannesburg. There are 11 border posts at the South Africa border, the main ones being Lavumisa-Golela, Mahamba, Bulembu-Josefdal and Ngwenya-Oshek.

Last Updated on Saturday 5th December 2009

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