Swaziland Travel, Backpacking & Gap Year Guide
Swaziland is a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, and if you apply through our website you can find and cultural immersion experiences. Expect an amazing destination for both the first-time & experienced traveler.
Activities & Things to Do in Swaziland
Travel to Swaziland
View our comprehensive travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital: Lobamba & Mbabane
- Currency: Swazi lilangeni
- Population: 1,200,000m (approx)
- Local languages: Swati Language, English Language
Weather & Best Time to Visit Swaziland
There is no best time to visit Swaziland as there is a warm climate and temperature all year round.
Travelling in Swaziland
Ask most people and they probably couldn't locate Swaziland on a map - this country is not the first name on most peoples lips but we recommend you think twice. Although Swaziland is the second smallest country on the continent but there is still a lot to see and do here like visiting the spectacular Ezulwini Valley where wildlife roam free. You will find a country with a lot to see and do including seeing some of the best wildlife reserves on the continent. This country is famous for its traditional tribes but there is far more than just this where you can mix a holiday or vacation with culture and sightseeing.
Gap Year in Swaziland
Taking a gap year in Swaziland is a fantastic chance to meet new people, learn about the local culture and history, interact with friendly local people, pick up skills and add experience to your resume / CV. Most programs are open to students, graduates and people seeking a fresh challenge, if you need any advice or information contact us. When planning gap years in Africa, many people overlook this country in favour of taking a gap year in South Africa but we highly recommend visiting.
Visa, Health & Safety
No visa is needed to apply, you can enter and stay for up to 30 days or choose to extend this once in country. Swaziland is a safe destination for outsiders but there are high levels of poverty and crime can be an issue in some areas. You will need to take care of your belongings and be street smart especially at night. If you are worried about applying solo or daunted by this destination we recommend applying with one of the international travel operators we have listed, there offer group placements and arrange everything which can make the process easier and safer.