Location Details: We are situated 1km outside the small town of Siteki atop a spur of the Lubombo Mountain Range. En route to Mozambique, Kruger Park and St Lucia; we make the perfect stop-over point for travellers passing through. The Siteki bus rank is 1km away from the B&B accommodation. Please see above for a further description of surrounding attractions.
Ngwenya-Oshoek Border Post (Opening times: 07h00 - 22h00) : It's quite relaxed. You will need to get a slip of paper from the SA customs for your car, no cost. After stamping your passport at departure, the SA police sometimes examine your vehicle chassis number and engine number on exit, don't be alarmed! Drive to the Swazi side, fill in an entry form requesting up to 30 days (renewable). Once your passport is stamped, go to the next counter and pay R50 road levy, let customs search your car if they want to, and you are in Swaziland!
• From the boarder to Mbabane is an easy drive. There is a by-pass road to Manzini but be careful as you come down the steep hill below Mbabane as it has notorious bends and a high accident rate. Continue directly through the untidy city of Manzini; try and stay in the right lane as the left is congested with taxi and bus traffic heading for the bus rank! About 40 km from Manzini, when you are close to the mountain, keep a good lookout for the major intersection to Siteki (Right turn) as it is poorly signposted. Also, look out for our “Mabuda B&B” green signs. Take this and after 7 kms, you will drive straight through the Foot and Mouth control line, (no need to stop, as you are entering a surveillance area.) 7 km thereafter, you're in Siteki.
• Once at the town: Past a filling station on your left, a hotel on your left, take the first right turn you are allowed to take. (The first one being a One-Way) At that turn-off, you will see the sign directing you to Mabuda. (If you get to the Hospital, you've gone much too far!)
• You pass over a stop street, and at the little cemetery, turn right, also sign-posted. Cross the tar road directly and onto a dirt road, (only 1km to go!) over a cattle grille, and you have arrived. The B&Bs are the thatched buildings down on your Left. Park in front of the reception where Alma Butler will greet you and make you feel at home. (If for any reason she is not there, please make your way to Mabuda house nearby.) If at any stage you get lost, wind down your window and in your best English, ask for directions to Mabuda Farm.