Getting There – Mkhaya GR

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored the Swaziland section of Lonely Planet's 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan researched and wrote about Swaziland for Lonely Planet.

Much of Swaziland is surrounded by South Africa, although it shares an eastern border with Mozambique. Visitors usually drop into Mkhaya as part of a larger South African tour. The good road network makes self-drive an attractive option.

Most people visiting Mkhaya arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) near Johannesburg, South Africa.

It’s easy to hire a car in Johannesburg and visit Mkhaya as a self-drive tourist. It’s about 450km/280mi between Johannesburg and Mkhaya, and takes about five hours to drive.

It’s also an option to fly from Johannesburg to King Mswati III International Airport (SHO) in Manzini, hire a car and drive to Mkhaya. The drive is about 60km/37mi and takes about one hour.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

There are scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Manzini in Swaziland; book with SA Airlink.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Swaziland page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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