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  • COUNTRY INFORMATION

    COUNTRY INFORMATION:Visa: No visa. Free entry.Mobil phone: Good roaming, but expensive.ATM: Yes, in the cities. It works and gives normal rate.Recommended language: English.Infrastructure: Manzini is OK and Mbabane is good.Friendliness by the people: Funny people. But some suspiciousness against white people.Attention by Police/military: No bad...

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  • Your Embassy/Consulate in Swaziland

    China; 404 4740/1Cyprus Consulate; 40402650Danish/Norwegian; 404 3547Finnish Consulate; 416 2912Freanch Consulate; 404 3667German Liason Office; 404 3174Italian Consulate; 404 4371Mozambique; 404 3700Portugal Consulate; 404 6780Singapore High Commission; 404 2661South Africa; 404 4651USA; 404 6441

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  • Manzini

    We weren’t in Swaziland for the cities and town, Manzini is just one of the cities we pass through and this is the quick photos I tool of Manzini Church.

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  • Swaziland

    Swaziland is small and poor country but it has a lot to offer for the traveller who wants to experience the beautiful culture and nature of Africa.

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  • Using mobil phone in Swasiland

    The mobile phone works great in the cities in Swasiland (October 2008). The connection is good. But the roaming price for a foreign SIM card is expensive.You can purchase a MTN starter pack for your cell phone for around E60. This sim card can generally go into most cell phones. From there you can purchase airtime as needed. You can text back to...

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  • Lilangeni, the currency of Swasiland

    Swaziland uses the Lilangeni. This is pegged to the South African Rand. You can use Rand notes here, but make sure you have changed all Emalangeni back into Rand before you leave Swaziland, as you cannot change this local currency once outside the country.

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  • The Mhlumeni border post

    The Mhlumeni border post, between Mocambique and Swasiland is easy to pass.All passengers had to get of the minibuss and walk into the Mocambique border office to get a stamp in the passport for leaving the country. Then walk 100 meters over to the Swasiland border office to get an entry stamp in the passport. There is no arrival card to fill and...

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  • The people of Swasiland

    The first thing I noticed when I sat in the minibus from Mocambique to Swasiland was the local people beside me. They were going back from Maputo to Manzini, the largest city in Swasiland. The passengers were talking and laughing all the time. It was really fun to be with them. I noticed a quite difference between the more modest Mocambiqan people...

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  • Money in Swaziland

    The Kingdom has got its own currency - the Swazi Emalangeni. The currency is en-par with the South African Rand, which is also accepted everywhere in the country. Be reminded that if you do get your hands on local currency, try and spend it in the country, since you will battle to exchange it back into anything else later; even in South Africa!!

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  • SOS childvillage

    One of the days I spent in Swaziland I went to SOS childvillage and that is my best memory from swaziland. I spent a couple of hours playing with these wonderful children. They have had it hard in life but they are still having fun and smiling =) It was a great day and I wish that I could have stayed with them longer.

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  • Weather is an important factor

    October can be unbearable hot and so I don't think this is the best ime to come. Temperatures are often over 40 C, so it is too hot to enjoy and also the animals are difficult to see as they are hiding in the shade. Rainy season is in summer between December and May, and when it rains, it pours!!!! In June and July, it can be VERY cold...so think...

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  • Tourist information office

    There is a decent tourist information office right in Mbabane, the 2nd largest city in Swaziland. There's a good chance you may be entering Swaziland here, so if you do, it's a good place to stop. Mbabane has about 50,000 inhabitants but is a fairly easy city to manage. You can also change money there at the Barclays bank, make international phone...

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  • Milwane, making a new roof

    At the Milwane Wildlife Sanctuary Main Camp we saw how the craftsmen made a new roof of natural materials on one of the cottages.We liked to look at the skills of the men and the methods they used.But more I should like to see how they make the traditional beehives once.

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  • growing the sugarcane

    The growing of sugarcane needs much water. Above the sugarcane fields are large machines that distribute this water to the fields.

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  • HIS MAJESTY, KING SOBHUZA II

    Wherever you go in Swaziland you will find pictures of him, statues, memorials, stories and legend about him. The wealthier the man and the higher his status, the more wives he usually has. King Sobhuza II had over 100 wives and 600 children. Sobhuza believed in peace, he was against violence, he believed in Unity and in education...During his...

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  • sugarcane harvest

    Driving along Swaziland you will encounter large truck loaded with sugarcane. As they are not closed truck, now and then the sugarcane fall of the truck. Beside the road you can often see when you come near a sugarmill. This trucks are waiting at a sugarmill to get unloaded.

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  • Carvings

    Have a look around the country, especially out of Mbabane. We enjoyed stopping in smaller centres along the highway where the atmosphere seemed more relaxed. Many places have great carvings for sale, such as these giraffes. Be prepared to bargain for a good price as it is customary - in this case I could not fit it into my suitcase so left...

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  • Pigs peak and the national parks

    Pigs Peak is a range of mountains, starting on entering Swaziland and stretches almost to the capital city.

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  • Try to rent a lodge in...

    Try to rent a lodge in Malolotja. Fantastic place, extremely quiet and very beautiful. Good for hiking. There is a waterfall nearby.

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  • Crossing the border

    Crossing the border into the kingdom of Swaziland too quite a long time. Extensive checks at the border and multiple stamps in passport. Which I thought was really cool.The customs guy saw me wear a red Aids ribbon, made of Swahili beads and promptly shoved a paper under my nose. I was supposed to give a donation for the fight against Aids and put...

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  • Buy Craft. There are great...

    Buy Craft. There are great places to buy from, including craft villages, along the streets, etc. Some delightful places to eat. Wished we had spent more time there. It is a beautiful country with lovely friendly people, and loads of culture.

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  • Siteki......Good...

    Siteki......Good Shepherd Missionary Hospital This information has been gleaned, its not from my own experience :-) thank youThe official language is Siswati but you will find that many people also speak English. Hello--Sawubona How are you?--Kuanjami I am well/fine---Nikona, Sikona (pleural) Thank you---siyabonya Good Bye---salani Gatle...

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  • Since there's not much of a...

    Since there's not much of a nightlife in Mbabane or Manzini, nature and local culture are the main domains of interest here. In summer you must go on top a hill (in a car) at night when there's lightning. Amazing how the entire landsape is lit. The people are very relaxed, but don't trust white tourists much. If you try to communicate with them,...

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  • Drive the scenic Saddleback...

    Drive the scenic Saddleback Pass from Barberton in South Africa via to the Bulembu border post and visit the Havelock mine, which is situated in the scenic mountains. The ore is transported via a cable car route accross the mountains to Barberton where it is transported further by rail and truck. The colourful mining hostel offers great...

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  • Kwela's General Tip

    I have been to Swaziland for the first time in 1990, attending a rock concert by Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading on the anniversary of King Mswati III inauguration. It was held in the Ezulwini Valley in the Somholo Stadium under a full African moon. What an African experience!

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