Getting to Foresters Arms

Driving to Foresters Arms is quick and easy from many popular southern African destinations. The roads are excellent and most border posts close late in the evening. Please see MAPS below - showing the border post times.

DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASSPORT! It is vital that you check requirements. Most passports do not require a visa – if you are unsure, please check the VISA LIST

When travelling with CHILDREN under 18 years, please check the requirements for entering and exiting SOUTH AFRICA. • Full, unabridged birth certificates are required for all children; • for children travelling without both parents, consent from the absent parent in the form of an affidavit is required; (link to affidavit form) • a certified copy of the absent parent’s passport is also required.

GPS Coordinates: 26°27’21”S, 31°01’30”E

Please use our detailed maps as Google maps or GPS navigation do not always give you the most direct routes.

From Kruger National Park

From the N4, take the R570 to Jeppe's Reef. Continue on the MR3 highway towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 12 (Mhlambanyatsi). Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi and Foresters Arms.

Borderpost times: Jeppes Reef 07:00 – 20:00

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From Johannesburg / Pretoria

From JHB Airport, take the road towards Boksburg and then the N12 to Witbank/eMahlaleni. Continue on the MR3 highway towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 12 (Mhlambanyatsi). Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi and Foresters Arms.

Borderpost times: Oshoek 07h00 – 00h00

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From KwaZulu Natal - Durban

Take the N2. After passing Mkuze (33km), turn right to Golela border post. (Look out for the sign). Continue through Manzini. Continue on the MR3 towards Mbabane. Exit at Junction 13. Follow signs to Mhlambanyatsi & Foresters Arms.

Borderpost times: Golela 07:00 – 22:00

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From Drakensburg / KwaZulu-Natal

On the northern (Ermelo) side of Piet Retief, turn right towards Houtkop/Emhlathini border post. Continue straight along the dirt road. On the Swaziland side, there is a very good, scenic road. At the T-junction, turn left towards Bhunya. Continue straight to Foresters Arms.

Borderpost times: Houtkop – Emahlathini 08:00 – 18:00

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From Maputo/Mozambique

From Maputo take the EN2. At Boane turn left to Goba (This is the border post open 24 hours). Continue through Manzini towards Mbabane. At Mbabane take exit 13 to Mhlambanyatsi.

Borderpost times: Namaacha 07:00 - 20:00 OR Goba Open 24 Hours

Tourist Infomation

  • Time zone – GMT+2 hours
  • Swaziland’s currency is the Emalangeni (E)
  • South African Rand (R) can be used throughout Swaziland (E1 = R1).
  • Banks and International ATMs are readily available.
  • All major credit cards are widely accepted.
  • English and the musical siSwati are the official languages.
  • English is widely spoken throughout the Kingdom.
  • Swaziland’s climate varies according to the landscape and is particularly favourable in our western region.
  • The wet season, from October to April, is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 30° C;
  • The dry season, from May to September, is mild, with cool mornings and evenings and warm, sunny days.
  • Electricity and adaptors are 220V, as in South Africa. Adaptors are available at Foresters Arms.