eSwatini (previously known as Swaziland) is situated in south-eastern Africa near the Indian Ocean but land-locked by South Africa and Mozambique. It’s famous for its rich cultural heritage and very colourful ceremonies, which attract visitors from around the world.
Reasons to visit eSwatini include:
The climate here is temperate with high temperatures and rain storms from November to February then cooling with little rain through the winter months. The highlands reach 1800m above sea level and the lowveld areas are usually quite hot.
A quaint and tranquil lodge surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens in the heart of the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Set in Mkhaya Game Reserve known for its black and white rhinos.
Just a short drive from the capital, Mbabane, it is an ideal place from which to explore eSwatini.
Time: GMT +2 hours
There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.
Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.
Visas are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.