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Swaziland Flag The Kingdom of Swaziland is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is bordered on three sides by South Africa, but also has a border with Mozambique.

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated at 1,185,000. There country has two capitals:
  1. Lobamba is the traditional capital and remains the legislative capital include the seat of parliament. It also contains the residence of the Queen Mother, who is the joint head of state.

  2. Mbabne is the largest city (estimated population 95,000 as of 2007) and administrative capital.
Swaziland's economy is a mix of services (the largest sector by far), agriculture, forestry, mining, and manufacturing, however most of the population is engaged in subsistence agriculture. The country has economy links to South Africa, and most imports and exports are from/to South Africa. The currency, the Lilangeni, is pegged to the South African Rand, and remittances from workers in South Africa also pay an important role in the economy.

Swaziland Country Details


Country Name Swaziland
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Southern Africa
Flag Swaziland Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Lobamba


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Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Alan Murphy & Simon Richmond

Lonely Planet
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoy the diverse wildlife at Kruger National Park, or power down in a traditionally designed rondavel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland:

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  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including local customs, literature, history, art, politics, landscapes, music, cuisine
  • Free, convenient pull-out Cape Town map (included in print version), plus over 75 colour maps
  • Covers Cape Town, the Garden Route, Hermanus, Knysna, Durban, Maseru, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West Province, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland , our most comprehensive guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Cape Town? Check out Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Jean-Bernard Carillet, Lucy Corne, Alan Murphy, Matt Phillips and Simon Richmond.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Favorite Travel Guide category.

The Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (Rough Guides)
By Rough Guides

Rough Guides
Released: 2015-03-17
Paperback (688 pages)

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The Rough Guide to South Africa is the definitive guide to one of the world's most fascinating and varied countries. Discover the best the country has to offer with stunning photography, extensive maps, comprehensive listings and detailed practical information.

With accommodation listings that range from the most sumptuous safari lodges to cheap and cheerful backpacker lodges in stunning coastal positions, there's something for every budget. In-depth coverage on South Africa's many nature reserves is complemented by an illustrated wildlife guide, to help you make the most of your time on safari.

Whether you want to explore the country's big sights — from the wilds of Kruger National Park and the best spots for whale watching to Cape Town's vibrant dining scene — or to uncover its many hidden gems, such as the dramatic desert scenery of the Richtersveld, The Rough Guide to South Africa is your indispensible traveling companion.

Make the most of your time on Earth™ with The Rough Guide to South Africa.

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Swaziland: A Southbound Pocket Guide (Southbound Travel Guides)
By David Fleminger

Brand: 30 Degrees South Publishers
Released: 2009-07-24
Paperback (296 pages)

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The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country. Its landscapes range from dramatic mountain peaks to deep river valleys, from lush rolling hills to evocative bushveld plains. Add to this a thriving cultural heartbeat, a traditional monarchy going back hundreds of years and a proud national identity, and you have a really special vacation destination.

The book includes a compelling, comprehensive account of the country’s fascinating history and cultural heritage. Swaziland also boasts some top-notch adventure activities, such as river-rafting, quad-biking, mountain-biking, hiking, big game-viewing and horse-riding trails.

There are plenty of accommodation options, ranging from 5-star international hotels to quaint B&Bs, to backpackers, to home-stays in traditional beehive huts. Suggested travel itineraries are included to help you make the most of your time in the Kingdom.
Swaziland (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Mike Unwin

Bradt Travel Guides
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Swaziland (Bradt Travel Guide)
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This is the only dedicated, in-depth guide to Swaziland. Author Mike Unwin explores the excellent wildlife reserves and wild hiking trails offering waterfalls, rock art and prolific flora and birdlife. He introduces travelers to the country’s rich and varied landscapes encompassing both the mountainous western ‘highveld’ and the dusty eastern ‘lowveld’.  His personal insights, together with colorful anecdotes, drawn both from Swazi residents and travelers throughout the kingdom, provide entertaining insights, affording an insider’s perspective lacking in other guidebooks.

Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland
By John Dwyer

Dwyer John
Paperback (192 pages)

Cape Town to Kruger: Backpacker Travels in South Africa and Swaziland
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Join John Dwyer on his epic travels across South Africa, from vibrant Cape Town to wild Kruger Park. Through his engaging writing and sense of humour, the author takes you on an unforgettable journey through the spectacular scenery and tribal cultures of the “Rainbow Nation”. He also offers an in-depth look at the history of apartheid and its effects on the people of South Africa. Sprinkled with quotes from Nelson Mandela, this is much more than a travel journal. If you’re interested in the history of South Africa or have ever dreamed of visiting this exotic country, you’ll love Cape Town to Kruger.
Swaziland: The Land and Its People
By Cecilia Lawrence

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (80 pages)

Swaziland: The Land and Its People
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THIS work is a general introduction to Swaziland since its founding as the Swazi nation. Its boundaries during precolonial times extended far beyond the borders of the modern state of Swaziland and included large portions of modern South Africa. The book provides some details about the land, the history and the people of Swaziland today and how they live. It also focuses on Swaziland during the early years of independence and her place in the context of southern Africa and of Africa as a whole then and now. It may help stimulate interest in some people to learn more about the country and may be enough to satisfy the curiosity of others who only want to learn some basic facts about this nation.
Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Kate Armstrong, Michael Grosberg, Helen Ranger & Tom Spurling

Lonely Planet
Paperback (640 pages)

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike to the summit of Table Mountain, enjoy the diverse wildlife at Kruger National Park, or power down in a traditionally designed rondavel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, literature, cinema, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, and cuisine
  • Over 85 colour local maps
  • Useful features - including Travel with Children, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Activities & Adventures
  • Coverage of Cape Town, the Garden Route, Hermanus, Knysna, Durban, Maseru, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North-West Province, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland, our most comprehensive guide to South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on Cape Town? Check out Lonely Planet's Cape Town & the Garden Route guide for a comprehensive look at all the city has to offer.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Southern Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, James Bainbridge, Kate Armstrong, Lucy Corne, Michael Grosberg, Alan Murphy, Helen Ranger, Simon Richmond, and Tom Spurling.

About Lonely Planet: Since in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland (Country Travel Guide)
By James Bainbridge, Becca Blond, Mary Fitzpatrick, David Lukas & Simon Richmond

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Hiking, biking and flying amid craggy peaks and open plains, or watching a spectacular desert sunset, becomes possible with this guidebook. Watch wildlife in the savannah, engage in the vibrant cultures of San, Khoikhoi, Zulu and Xhosa or live it up in cities bursting with culinary, cultural and vineyard delights.

Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.

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Unique Green Index to help you make your travels ecofriendly
Expanded itineraries take you from cape to coast or on the roads less travelled
Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expert

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