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Best time to visit Eswatini (Swaziland)

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The best time to visit Eswatini (Swaziland) is August-September

When’s the best time to visit Eswatini (Swaziland), you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Eswatini (Swaziland) is August-September.

Summer temperatures in Mbabane, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Eswatini (Swaziland), can reach a maximum of 29℃ (84℉). In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 8℃ (46℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Eswatini (Swaziland) though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Eswatini (Swaziland) during the day, the sun stays up the longest around October. The wet season in Eswatini (Swaziland) falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Eswatini (Swaziland) are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

October

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Eswatini (Swaziland) seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Eswatini (Swaziland) is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Eswatini (Swaziland)

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MbabaneAugust-September
26℃
17℃
26℃
16℃
25℃
15℃
23℃
13℃
22℃
11℃
21℃
8℃
20℃
8℃
23℃
10℃
25℃
13℃
25℃
14℃
25℃
15℃
26℃
17℃
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Top FAQs

Eswatini (Swaziland) is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Eswatini (Swaziland):

The warmest month of the year in Mbabane, one of the most popular places to visit in Eswatini (Swaziland), is December.
The driest month of the year in Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland), is usually around June each year.

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