Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Lonely Planet accurately describes the capital of Swaziland as “pretty non-descript”. Set at an altitude of about 1000 metres in the Dlangeni Hills, it has a population of some 60, 000 people. Apart from shopping malls there is little to do.

Mbabane high-rise

My arrive at the Mozambique High Commission on Princess Drive at 10am. Fill in the visa form and you are given a receipt of payment to be taken and paid at the Standard Bank before returning to the High Commission. Do this before 1pm requesting an express service and your visa is ready by 2pm.

My two month visa express delivery costs E85 (1 lilangeni =ZAR1).

Whilst 30 day visas are available at the Swazi – Mozambique border, it is more expensive and queues can be long.

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