Swaziland Border Post
Handy to know
Currency: Lilangeni (E1 = R1); the rand is accepted
Fuel: Leaded and lead-free petrol and diesel are readily available.
Malaria risk: Medium to high
Emergency numbers: 999 (police); 933 (fire brigade)
SA High Commission: The New Mall, 2nd Floor, Dr Sishayi Road, Mbabane; 00268 404 4651/2587; email@example.com
High Commission in SA: 012 344 1910/17/24; www.swazihighcom.co.za
More information: www.welcometoswaziland.com; 00268 404 2531/409 0112
Visa: Not required for SA passport holders
International driver’s licence: No, a valid SA driver’s licence is sufficient.
Inoculation certificate: Hepatitis A and tetanus vaccinations are recommended.
Medical insurance: No
Vehicle insurance: Third-party insurance is included in the fuel price; no document is required.
Vehicle registration documents: Yes
Clearance certificates: Unnecessary for visits shorter than 14 days
At the border post
Cost: Road tax: R50 (R80 for a company car); tax: 14% for goods brought in for personal use (the first R1000 is exempt from tax). This amount is non-refundable.
Equipment: None, but an emergency triangle is advised.
ZA sticker: No
What may I take in? Anything within limits for personal use
And meat? A permit isn’t required for meat for personal use.
Border post times: Oshoek-Ngwenya, Mahamba, Golela and Goba 07.00-22.00; Bothashoop, Nerston and Houtkop 08.00-18.00; Josefsdal and Waverley 08.00-16.00
Originally published in DO #42 Jan-Feb 2011