Cheap tickets for Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

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Major cities and airports in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland)

  1. Matsapha – King Mswati III International Airport (MTS)
  2. Lavumisa – Lavumisa Airport (LVA)
  3. Mbabane – Prince Sultan Air Base (MTB)
  4. Piggs Peak – Piggs Peak Airport (PGP)
  5. Siteki – Manzini Airport (MTS)

Time and Communication

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) follows the South Africa Standard Time (SAST) timezone. Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not observed in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). The country has multiple mobile operators with varying call quality, and approximately 34% of the population has cell phone coverage.

Money and shopping

The official currency of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) is the Swazi lilangeni (SZL). As of March 2023, the exchange rate is 1 USD = 14.87 SZL. Payment by bank cards is not common, and it is recommended to carry cash in the local currency. Some businesses may accept payments in other currencies, such as USD or ZAR. Currency exchange offices usually operate from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday.


Common modes of transportation in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) include buses, shared taxis, and rental cars. The roads can be narrow and poorly maintained in some areas, so it is recommended to drive with caution. There are no passenger trains in the country.

Touristic attractions

  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary – a protected area that is home to several species of wildlife, including antelopes, zebras, and crocodiles
  • Swazi Cultural Village – a recreated Swazi village that showcases traditional Swazi customs and rituals
  • Mantenga Nature Reserve – a scenic area that offers hiking trails, waterfalls, and wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Hlane Royal National Park – a large game reserve that is home to lions, elephants, and rhinos
  • Mlawula Nature Reserve – a protected area that features diverse flora and fauna, including rare bird species
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