About Mbabane


Let's have a look around into background of Mbabane
  • Region: Hhohho
  • Country: Swaziland
  • Latitude: -26.3166667
  • Longitude: 31.1333333
  • Time zone: Africa/Mbabane
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Weather in Mbabane

  • Climate: subtropical highland climate
  • Best Time to Visit: mid-April to mid-October

Location

Mbabane  is the capital and largest city in Swaziland. With an estimated population of 94,874 (2010), it is located on the Mbabane River and its tributary the Polinjane River in the Mdzimba Mountains. It is located in the HhohhoRegion, of which it is also the capital. The average elevation of the city is 1243 meters.

Distance from Mbabane center to Airport

Matsapha Airport

Driving Distance: 22 miles / 35 km

Driving Time: 27 minutes

Languages: Swazi followed by English

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Matsapha Airport
  • Rail: Swaziland Railway
  • Road: Bus: SiyeSwatini TransMagnific

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% – 20% % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: No tipping
  • Housekeeper: No tipping
  • Concierge: Between No tipping

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R10.00 per tourist

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Ezulwini,
  • Hawane,
  • Kwaluseni

Emergency Contact Numbers in Mbabane city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 999,977,933
  • Railroad: Swaziland Railway  (+268 2404 2486 / 7 / 8)
  • Airport: Matsapha Airport (+268 2518 4390)
  • Hospital:  Good Shepherd Hospital (+268 2343 4133)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Mbabane.

  • Marula Festival
  • Simunye Country Fair
  • Umhlanga/Reed Dance (August/September - Ludzidzini)

Tourist Attractions

  • Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Hawane Nature Reserve
  • Sibebe Rock

Theatre & Concerts

  • Swaziland Theatre Club
  • Movie Zone

Visit Top Restaurants in Mbabane

  • Ramblas Restaurant
  • eDladleni Swazi Restaurant
  • Foresters Arms Hotel

Top Shopping Centers in Mbabane

  • Corporate Place  
  • Photoworks Multimedia Studio
  • Ligomba Lemaswati

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Ramashka Architects
  • Bahle Gallery
  • Selection Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Pizza - Ramblas Restaurant
  • peanut chicken - eDladleni Swazi Restaurant
  • Cakes - Foresters Arms Hotel

Sports Club

  • Rotary Club of Mbabane Mbuluzi - Golf
  • Mbabane Club - swimming
  • Royal Swazi Spa - Spa

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 12.00 R
  • Taxi: 40.00 R        
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 6,993.79 R         
  • Cheap meal: 70.00 R      
  • Gasoline: 11.38 R
  • 3 course meal: 300.00 R           
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