Guide to Driving In Swaziland - Drive Safe in Swaziland

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Swaziland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Swaziland on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Swaziland is SZL
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Swaziland 0.78 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Swaziland

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Swaziland?

Driving in Swaziland
Pocket guide to driving in Swaziland
Profile:
Swaziland
Mbabane
SZL
Driving in Swaziland
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
120
Speed limit in Swaziland
Holiday:
Rush hour in Swaziland
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Swaziland
FUEL:
0.82
0.82
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Swaziland
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Swaziland
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Swaziland
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Swaziland
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Swaziland
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Swaziland
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Swaziland
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Swaziland
Swaziland is a land-locked country in Southern Africa. It has a varied landscape and very friendly people. Driving in the major towns can be a nightmare throughout the day but escape out into the countryside in a 4x4 and you'll find a rich landscape well worth the effort. Try to avoid the rainy season when driving becomes even more difficult and even dangerous at times.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 977

Police Ambulance: 933

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Swaziland by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Swaziland’s parking style is very haphazard and generally involves abandoning your car near the side of the road, especially out of the towns. You’ll rarely get towed for obstructing, more likely simply facing an irate crowd or for someone to find you to ask you to move your car. 
 
Paid parking
 
Although there is paid parking in the main towns, few use it. For that reason you’ll often find the parking lots and garages near empty. It is recommended to use the parking garages, especially at night for security as they are usually attended. 
 
Enforcement
 
Parking issues are normally dealt with by the police but very infrequently.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are very few concessions to be found in Swaziland for disabled drivers and the onus is on you to negotiate a more accessible space. Usually you’ll be assisted, especially if you choose to park in a attended garage.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 977

Police Ambulance: 933

The emergency number in Swaziland is the UK standard 999 for police, 997 for fire services and 933 for ambulance. 

What to do in an emergency

Much of Swaziland is rural and you’ll need to have your mobile phone topped up if travelling far from the towns. In a rental car, use the emergency number inside the windscreen or on your documentation, in your own car, make sure you have the number of a reputable mechanic who has breakdown services.
 
You will only need to inform the police of an accident if someone is injured or if one or more of the vehicles is undriveable. Many minor bumps are sorted out between the drivers. If the police do attend, ask for a copy of their report for your insurers or car hire company.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

English is commonly spoken in Swaziland as it is one of the national languages. You will have no trouble getting yourself understood in Swaziland.

Swaziland Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Swaziland by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.78 0.78
May, 2019 0.81 0.81
Apr, 2019 0.82 0.82
Mar, 2019 0.82 0.82
Feb, 2019 0.82 0.82
Jan, 2019 0.82 0.82

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Swaziland and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
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Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

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