Swaziland Maps and Orientation
(Swaziland, SZ, Southern Africa)
Located on the far southern side of Africa
, between South Africa
, the Kingdom of Swaziland is occasionally referred to as either Swatini or Ngwane. Swaziland is located along a geological fault, running all the way from Lesotho's Drakensberg Mountains to Kenya's Great Rift Valley, passing through Zimbabwe's Eastern Highlands.
The country of Swaziland comprises a real assortment of landscapes, with mountains bordering Mozambique, lush rainforest within its north-westerly region, and easterly savannas. Lying alongside an escarpment, westerly Swaziland enjoys an elevated setting.
Maps and Orientation of the Country
, the capital city, resides within an especially scenic location, on the Highveld - which averages a 1,200-metre / 3,937-foot altitude. With a lower altitude, the Middleveld (roughly 700 metres / 2,297 feet above sea level) is the country's most densely populated area, while the Lowveld region has a considerably lower altitude of roughly 250 metres / 820 feet.
Apart from Mbabane, other notable towns and cities in Swaziland include:
- Big Bend - a characterful town known for its attractive surrounding scenery
- Hlatikulu - within the southerly Shiselweni district
- Lavumisa - a useful border-crossing point, next to Golela in South Africa
- Lobamba - regarded as the legislative and royal capital
- Mankayane - based within the Manzini district
- Manzini - an important business centre
- Mhlume - a small town in the Lubombo district, with many sugarcane fields
- Ngwenya - a westerly town lying close to the South African border town of Oshoek, near the Malolotja Nature Reserve
- Nhlangano - a good base for exploration
- Piggs Peak - situated close to the Phophonyane Waterfalls
- Siteki - an easterly town, based on the western side of the Lubombo (Lebombo) Mountains
Continent Map of Africa
Map of Swaziland
Map of Mbabane