​Getting There – Mlilwane WS

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.

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has Mozambique on its eastern border but is otherwise almost completely surrounded by South Africa.

Most people visiting Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary fly into O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) near Johannesburg to start their South Africa-Eswatini tour. In most cases, your tour operator will organize pick-up from the airport and any further transportation as part of your package.

Alternatively, you can hire a car in Johannesburg and visit Mlilwane on a self-drive package. The distance from Johannesburg is about 370km/230mi and the driving time is about 4 hours*.

You could also fly from Johannesburg to King Mswati III International Airport (SHO) in Manzini and hire a car to drive to Mlilwane. The distance is about 60km/37mi and the drive takes about 1 hour.

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Scheduled flights from Johannesburg to Manzini in Eswatini can be booked with SA Airlink.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Eswatini page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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