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Major cities and airports in Swaziland
- Manzini: King Mswati III International Airport
- Mbabane: No airport, but accessible from Manzini
Time and Communication
Swaziland is located in the South Africa Standard Time zone, which is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). The country does not observe daylight saving time. Mobile coverage is widespread, with the primary operators being MTN Swaziland and Swazi Mobile.
Money and shopping
The local currency in Swaziland is the Swazi lilangeni (SZL), which is pegged at par with the South African rand. Both currencies are accepted in the country. Major credit cards, such as Visa and Mastercard, are generally accepted at hotels and large retailers, but cash is preferred in smaller establishments. Banks are typically open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, and on the first and last Saturday of the month from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
Public transportation in Swaziland includes buses and minibuses known as “kombis”. Taxis are also readily available in larger cities. For those wanting to drive, car rental services are available, but keep in mind that driving is on the left-hand side of the road.
- Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary: A pioneering conservation area offering walking, horseback and biking trails amidst diverse wildlife.
- Hlane Royal National Park: The largest national park in Swaziland, known for its populations of elephants and lions.
- Mantenga Cultural Village: A living museum showcasing traditional Swazi lifestyle and culture, complete with dance performances.
- Ezulwini Valley: Known as the ‘Valley of Heaven’, it offers a range of attractions, including hot springs, casinos, and craft markets.
- Ngwenya Glass Factory: A unique spot where visitors can watch artisans blowing and shaping recycled glass into a variety of shapes and forms.