Swaziland is only a road trip away from South Africa
Only a four-hour drive away from Johannesburg, Swaziland is the perfect addition to your itinerary when visiting its bigger sister. 48 hours is a great amount of time in Swaziland, although you may want to stay longer.
There are two shuttle services operating between Joburg and Swaziland, and are very reasonable. Siyeswatini Transmagnific and Skyworld both depart from Sandton or O.R. Tambo airport and cost 600 South African rand for a one-way ticket.
To make Swaziland even more appealing (is that even possible at this point?!), the rand is widely accepted. That means you don’t even have to change your currency when adding Swaziland to your itinerary!
However, if you do withdraw money in Swaziland, you might receive the Swazi lilangeni. Don’t worry, the lilangeni is equal to the rand so they have the same value. Make sure to convert any lilageni to rand before you depart though, as it will be hard to exchange the currency outside of Swazi borders.
Swaziland has been the highlight of my travels this year, and I hope you are interested in visiting this wonderful country. But don’t believe everything I’ve written… go and see it for yourself!