Mozambique Swaziland border

Eswatini Border  

Eswatini border with Mozambique
Eswatini border with Mozambique

The Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland) and Mozambique border runs along the eastern edge of Eswatini. It stretches for approximately 105 kilometers (65 miles), from the tripoint with South Africa in the south to another tripoint with South Africa in the north.

Geography: The border area's geography is varied, with the Lebombo Mountains running parallel to much of the border region and creating a natural barrier. This mountain range extends along the length of the southeastern part of Eswatini, continuing into Mozambique, and down towards the South Africa-Mozambique border.

Main Roads: There are a number of main roads linking Eswatini and Mozambique. One of the most significant is the MR8 in Eswatini, which turns into the R700 upon crossing into Mozambique. This road is essential for trade, travel, and transport operations between the two nations, as well as for Eswatini's access to the Indian Ocean ports in Mozambique, which is crucial for its landlocked economy.

Border Posts: Several border posts facilitate movement between Eswatini and Mozambique, including:

  1. Goba Border Post - This post is one of the main points of entry for commercial and passenger vehicles and is located near the Mozambique town of Moamba.
  1. Lomahasha/Namaacha Border Post - One of the busier crossings, connecting the MR3 in Eswatini with Mozambique and further serving as a direct route to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
  1. Nsalitje/Salitje Border Post - This is a less busy border post, typically used by local traffic between the two countries.

The crossings are essential for residents on both sides for economic and personal travel. Eswatini relies on these border posts for its import and export activities, in particular using Mozambique's ports as transit points.

Goba border post : Your Eastward Adventure Awaits 

Swaziland border

Imagine this: You're in Swaziland, perhaps strolling the streets of Mbabane. Now set your sights about 223km east – that's where you'll find the Mhlumeni crossing, waiting to whisk you away towards the bustling scenes of Maputo, merely 90km to the southeast.

While we're a bit short on the latest road intel, whispers in the wind suggest you're looking at smooth tar all the way—a ribbon unwinding through the landscape, leading you straight to adventure.

Quick tip: Swaziland takes its agriculture seriously, especially when it comes to Foot and Mouth Disease. So, remember, if you're thinking of packing some biltong for the road, you might need to rethink your snacks. They're pretty strict on meaty goods crossing borders here.

For the Swazi stars and SADC citizens, this border post is your hassle-free gateway to Mozambique – no visa needed for trips up to 30 days. It's like having a fast pass to exploration and relaxation.

Now, to all you wonderful wanderers from across the seas, Goba's got you covered with visas on arrival. Pack a bit of paperwork to show your intentions of tourist times and leisurely lays, and you're in for a 30-day treat. And hey, if Mozambique's charisma captures your heart, you can always extend your visit for up to 60 days more.

But if you've got business or other non-touristy quests in mind, better to play it safe: get that visa sorted with the Mozambique Embassy before you embark.

Operating Hours: Open daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Namaacha border post: Smooth Sailing with a Side of Adventure 

Swaziland border

Just imagine you're in Mbabane, soaking in the laid-back vibes of Swaziland's capital. Now, set your GPS for a 135km dash northeast to where the open road calls at the Lomahasha crossing. And hey, Namaacha is no sleepy town; you're right there in the thick of it, just about 82km from the heart of Maputo City.

The journey? Mostly a smooth tarmac dream, peppered with the occasional pothole to keep things interesting. And for those driving into Swaziland: watch out for those sneaky speed bumps and keep an eye on the speedometer where limits are enforced like a referee at a derby match.

Swazi friends and SADC companions can cruise through this border post visa-free for any jaunt up to a delightful 30 days. It's the perfect excuse to indulge in a spontaneous road trip or a leisurely exploration at your own pace.

As for you global rovers, Namaacha welcomes you with visas ready to stamp on arrival. Bring a sprinkle of documents to show that you're there for the good times, the sights, the sounds, and the relaxation. Dive into Mozambique for 30 days, with the option to stretch it out another 60 if you just can't get enough.

Remember, if you're swinging by for non-touristy reasons, it's time for a little paperwork prep—get in touch with a Mozambique Embassy before you head out to ensure your visa situation is as smooth as your travel plans.

Ready for a getaway that promises more than just a change of scenery? The Lomahasha - Namaacha border is your ticket to a journey filled with new discoveries. So keep your eyes on the road, your heart open to adventure, and your travel bug satisfied with every mile. Drive on, dear adventurers, the memories await!

Hours of Operation: Open from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight) every day.