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About Swaziland

Swaziland is situated in Southern Africa and is officially called the Kingdom of Swaziland. The tourism of Swaziland depends on its traditional culture and scenic beauties like lakes. The monarchy of Swaziland also serves as an attraction point for the tourists. The tourism of Swaziland has seen excellent growth and is an important contributor to the revenue of the nation. The authorities of Swaziland understood the opportunity and developed the Tourism Industry.


Language :

English, Swati

Calling Code :

+268

Time Zone :

SAST (UTC+2)

Currency :

Lilangeni (SZL)

Area :

17,364 square km (6,704 square miles)

Population :

1,185,000 (estimated)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Swaziland follows a pattern which is opposite of the nations in the Northern Hemisphere. The summers occur around December and the winters happen during June. Most of the rains occur during the summers and the winters are usually dry. The western parts of the country witness a higher amount of rainfall than the other parts. The western parts measure an annual rainfall of 1,000 and 2,000 m.

Swaziland is surrounded by the Republic of South Africa in the North, South and West and by Mozambique on the western parts. Swaziland is approximately located between 26 degrees 30’ S and 31 degrees 30’ E.

Territory & Capital : Swaziland has a diverse territory with landscapes, mountains, forests and rivers dotting the nation. The most prominent river is the Great Usuthu River. The sight of the rivers rushing out of from between the mountains make for a scenic feast for the eye and is a sight which is very popular among the tourists. Lobamba is the royal and legislative capital of Swaziland while Mbabane serves as its administrative center.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : Swaziland has a pleasant season all year round and can be visited at any time. However, December and April receive plentiful rainfall, presenting the tourist with washed down and fresh imageries.

Transportation

Roadways are common medium of transport in Swaziland. Public Transport is the most reliable and preferred way to travel in Swaziland. Besides them, there are also the Railways and the Airways.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest embassy of Swaziland for updated information on the requirements for visa.


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