Living in Mbabane, Eswatini:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Mbabane, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 12 people living in Mbabane what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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The person must know that Mbabane is Swaziland’s capital city. It has the tallest buildings in Swaziland. The bus rank and tax rank are in the city center. Most of government offices and services are found in this city. Hotels are closeby. Crime rate is very low in the city.

Siluzile, says: 2020

It’s a capital city, in the north of the country where it gives a state of art to the face of the country. All you see it’s a cluster of tall buildings and some constructions are ongoing on the eastern part of the city close to the MR3 highway.

Mbabane is the capital of Swaziland. It is about 20 km from the border with South Africa and 40 km from the country’s largest urban settlement, Manzini. The city has a number of international fast food outlets such as KFC and Ocean Basket. During winter it tends to get cold in Mbabane. The reason being that its at the top of a mountain range.

Donald, says: 2020

Mbabane has a warm climate. It is built on a mountainous area and has a population of around 100,000 people in total. The people here pride themselves in being the peaceful nation as the King’s people so there is hardly any violence at all. About ninety percent of the population is composed of native Swati/Swazi people.

Blessing, says: 2020

It is a beautiful, mountainous place with a lot to explore. It is a small city with a or of nature to explore. It has a beautiful go to which is one of the main attractions. It consists of interesting restaurants and a few shopping complexes and in one where you find mini golf course.

Sibusiso, says: 2020

It is more expensive than Manzini as it is the capital of Eswatini formerly known as Swaziland. The ministerial offices are found there. It is the city in which most headquarters of banks are located. This is the heart of Eswatini as it has beautiful places like Sibebe Rock.

Zandile, says: 2020

It is a very cold place with various jobs. It is the capital of our beautiful country. For commuters transport is vast with many alternatives as well. Mbabane also has a wide range of fashion avenues and beautiful tourist attractions. It is a city of many competent schools for those considering relocation to our country.

Sibusiso, says: 2020

Mbabane is the capital of our country. It is a city with beautiful tourist attractions. It constitutes of various modes of transport and the best schools in Swaziland. It is the center place of origin for the Swazi culture. The marketplace has became the world of work for many vendors and hawkers. Mbabane is the main town that has many government offices established. Mbabane is the life and backbone of Swaziland.

Blessing, says: 2020

Mbabane is a beautiful city, tiny and peaceful city among all the cities in Eswatini. It is in the Hhohho region and the region has an estimated 400,000 inhabitants. It’s the second biggest city in the kingdom. The official language is SiSwati. The king who is the leader of the kingdom lives there. There re so many places of attraction, including exquisite restaurants, beautiful game reserves, and shopping malls to mention a few. Mbabane is the hub of Eswatini’s economy hence, if you wish to get a good paying job visit Mbabane.

Blessing, says: 2020

My city is very warm, beautiful, and there are good, humble people, also there is amusement park where you can go and have fun with your family. There is also a galleria where you can go view different paintings and photos displayed. There is game reserve with different wild animals, lastly there is a moviezone theater.

Sandile, says: 2020

The city of Mbabane is the capital city of Eswatini and it is well know for cultural diversity. For a person who is in pursuit of experiencing new things it is a great start. To add on the Mbabane is a very mountainous area so the scenery is breathtaking. The proof is in the tourists that always visit.

Nothando, says: 2020

Its temperatures are moderate and it is good for both stock and organic farming. The people are friendly and very welcoming. Since my city is near the borders of the neighboring country, one can easily visit the neighboring country. It has a number of quiet neighborhoods with many houses up for rental and it is good for summer vacations.

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