OfficiŽle naam: het Koninkrijk Swaziland
Oppervlakte: circa 17.360 km2. Aantal inwoners: circa 1.140.000
Hoofdstad: Mbabane (administratief) en Lombamba (grondwettelijk)
Talen: Engels, SiSwati
Munteenheid: Lilangeni (meervoud: Emalangeni) (1 Euro = 12,63 SZL)
Tel. internationaal voorkiesnr.: +268
Tijdzone: GMT +2 (Nederland: GMT +1)
neen/gratis bij aankomst; ambassade van Swaziland, Winston Churchilllaan 188, B-1180 Ukkel-Brussel, tel.: 00322-3474771/3475725; fax: 00322-3474623; internet: www.swaziembassy.be
BBC, 14 april 2018 - There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can - he is one of the world's few absolute monarchs.
King Mswati III of Swaziland announced on Wednesday that he was renaming the country "the Kingdom of eSwatini".
The monarch announced the official change in a stadium during celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence.
The celebrations also marked the king's 50th birthday.
The new name, eSwatini, means "land of the Swazis". The change was unexpected, but King Mswati has been referring to Swaziland for years as eSwatini.
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David - Swaziland (Southbound Pocket Guides)
, uitg.: Southbound Publishers (2008), ISBN 9781920143275,
paperback, 296 blz., UITVERKOCHT - NIET MEER LEVERBAAR
The kingdom of Swaziland is a friendly, compact and enchanting country to visit. 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. 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. And there is a wide choice of places to eat, handmade crafts to buy and things to do. This book is the first travel guide entirely devoted to the kingdom of Swaziland. It includes a compelling account of the country's fascinating history and cultural heritage. There are full listings of accommodation, eating and activity options. Suggested travel itineraries are included to help you make the most of your time in the Kingdom. Whatever your interests, whatever the season, Swaziland is a delight, just waiting for you.
* LONELY PLANET
- South Africa Lesotho & Swaziland
(11e ed. nov.2018), ISBN 9781786571809,
paperback, 640 blz., bevat 48 blz. kleurenfoto's en 105 kaartjes, Ä23,90
Lonely Planetís 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.
Fill your days with beaches and wineries in Cape Town, spot wildlife galore in Kruger National Park, and hike past majestic mountains in the Drakensberg region Ė all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planetís South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland: Colour maps and images throughout. 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, sightseeing, going out and shopping. Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics.
Coverage Includes: Cape Town, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State, Johannesburg & Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, North West Province, Northern Cape, Lesotho, Swaziland.
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- Southern Africa Travel Guide
, uitg.: Lonely Planet Publications, (7e ed. sept.2017), ISBN 9781786570413
, paperback, 808 blz., bevat beschrijvingen van Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South African, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, Ä28,90
An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa is Africa at its most memorable. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Southern Africa, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.
Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Clamber up the worldís oldest sand dunes in Sossusvlei, step back in time on Mozambique Island, or enjoy world-class wildlife-watching in Etosha National Park; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Southern Africa and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet Southern Africa Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout.
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 and prices. Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out and shopping. Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, cuisine, environment, wildlife, music, religion, literature and visual arts. The guide has over 115 maps.
Coverage Includes: Malawi, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland.
Mike - Swaziland
, uitg.: Bradt Travel Guides (1e ed.nov.2012), ISBN 9781841624006,
paperback, 336 blz., bevat 27 kaarten/plattegronden, Ä22,90
Swaziland is Africa's second smallest country and its last remaining absolute monarchy. Dwarfed by neighbouring South Africa, this tiny, landlocked nation punches well above its weight in terms of both nature and culture. Author Mike Unwin explores the excellent wildlife reserves and wild hiking trails offering waterfalls, rock art and prolific flora and birdlife, and introduces travellers to the country's rich and varied landscapes. His personal insights, together with colourful anecdotes provide entertaining insights, give an insider's perspective. He divides Swaziland into four distinct regions, with detailed maps and itineraries for timescales from one weekend to one month. It includes a practical guide to neighbouring attractions easily accessed from Swaziland, including Maputo (Mozambique) and the Kruger Park (South Africa), both less than one hour's drive away. The natural history section offers far greater detail and more accurate information than found elsewhere, drawing on the author's extensive insider knowledge and experience.
, Esther - De bomen vliegen je om de oren: Een jaar in Swaziland
, uitg.: Contact (sept. 2008), ISBN 9789025418236
, paperback, 256 blz., UITVERKOCHT - NIET MEER LEVERBAAR
Toen Esther Bakker en haar man besloten naar Swaziland te verhuizen om ontwikkelingswerk te gaan doen, had het zo vanzelfsprekend geleken. Moe van het drukke leven in Nederland zag het vooruitzicht van twee jaar wonen in Afrika er aanlokkelijk uit. Dat ze voortaan helemaal alleen voor de kinderen zou moeten zorgen was een kleine, maar nogal onderschatte bijkomstigheid. Dat bleek in Swaziland niet mee te vallen. Een aap in de tuin, mieren onder de tafel, aidswezen, hondsdolle puppy's, exotische feesten en ceremonies, Julia de maid, expatvrouwen met fourwheeldrives en een witte villa op een berg. Kortom: op zoek naar het echte leven in Swaziland.
* ITMB - Lesotho and Swaziland Travel Reference Map 1:350.000/1:200.000
, (2e ed. 2019) ISBN 9781771294386,
Lesotho is quite mountainous, with a poorly developed road network, so is a travel adventure destination. It occupies side 1 of the map, along with an inset of Maseru, the capital. Swaziland, which has recently changed its name for local purposes to Eswatini, occupies side 2, with an inset of Mbabane, its capital. Both countries are easy to access from South Africa, and are well worth visiting. We have also added two lists showing the Top Attractions of both countries. Both are land-locked countries either adjacent to or surrounded by South Africa; both are essentially agricultural countries, although Lesothoís mountainous terrain offers considerable touristic appeal, particularly the Sani Pass.
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