Capital Lobamba

Population 1,132,657

Area 17,364 km2

Key facts

Eswatini is a country located in Southern Africa. There are 2 countries (Mozambique, South Africa) that Eswatini shares its borders with. As for languages, the country's residents speak English and Swati.

The national currency in Eswatini is Swazi lilangeni (SZL). The lilangeni or emalangeni (L or E) is subdivided into 100 cent.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 17.29 SZL and 1 USD is worth 17.82 SZL.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Eswatini is 17.53 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Eswatini is close to the world average.39.82 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Eswatini, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There is one common socket type used in Eswatini. Type M is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Eswatini?

There are no Mariott hotels in Eswatini.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Eswatini.

There are no IHG hotels in Eswatini.

There are no Best Western hotels in Eswatini.

There are no Radisson hotels in Eswatini.

There are no Accor hotels in Eswatini.

What fast food chains are present in Eswatini?

If you are not a fan of trying new dishes, have a look at the following list of fast-food chains in Eswatini.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Eswatini.

The KFC chain operates in Eswatini.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Eswatini.

The Subway chain does not operate in Eswatini.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Eswatini.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Eswatini.


Today the sun in Lobamba, rises at 5:35 AM and sets at 5:55 PM. The climate of Lobamba may be categorized as a , according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 27.9°C (82.22°F)
FridaySep 30Partly cloudlyLow: 15.4°C (59.72°F)High: 28.8°C (83.84°F)
SaturdayOct 1FogLow: 14.3°C (57.74°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 17.6°C (63.68°F)High: 27.2°C (80.96°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 15.9°C (60.62°F)High: 35.4°C (95.72°F)
TuesdayOct 4FogLow: 17°C (62.6°F)High: 24°C (75.2°F)

Weather data for Lobamba (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Eswatini.

Car Rental Avis is available, but Sixt , Hertz are not present in Eswatini.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Eswatini traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  2,031.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2004.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 33.50 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Eswatini

999 Police
933 Ambulance
933 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban No known rules against smoking, or no information is available.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2 litres of wine
  • 1 litre of spirituous and other alcoholic beverages

Tobacco allowance

  • 200 cigarettes and 20 cigars
  • 250g of cigarette or pipe tobacco


What are visa requirements to enter Eswatini?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Eswatini without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Eswatini.

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