Directions & Border crossing

Border Control Procedure – Passports

A valid passport is needed to enter the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visas are not needed for South African and British passport holders but please check visa formalities if travelling on any other passport.

You may be asked to show your Vehicle Registration papers at the border so please bring them along. If driving a rental car, please ask the rental company to provide you with the necessary documentation to enable you to drive the vehicle across the border into Swaziland.

R50 road tax per vehicle is payable at the border.

Border opening times:
Bulembu/Josefdal – 08h00 – 16h00
Gege/Bothashoop – 08h00 – 16h00
Lavumisa/Golela – 24 hours
Lomahasha/Namaacha – 07h00- 20h00
Lundzi/Waverley 07h00 – 16h00
Mahamba – 07h00 – 22h00
Mananga – 08h00 – 18h00
Matsamo/Jeppes Reef – 08h00 – 20h00
Mhlumeni/Goba – 24 hours
Ngwenya/Oshoek – 07h00 – 24h00
Nsalitshe/Onverwacht – 08h00 – 18h00
Sandlane/Nerston – 08h00 – 18h00
Sicunusa/Houdkop – 08h00 – 18h00


Directions to Hawane Resort (registration and start venue):

FROM JOHANNESBURG – drive time – approx 4 hours

Head towards Witbank on the N12 or N4. Pass Witbank and Middleburg. Approximately 60kms after the Shell Ultra City take the R33 turnoff towards Carolina. On exiting Carolina stay with the R33 that turns right immediately after the railway line (sign-posted to Mbabane). After 40km turn left at T-junction towards Warburton on the N17. This road leads directly to the Oshoek border post 60 kms along. Approximately 7.5 kms after you have gone through the border, take the MR1 turn-off left towards Piggs Peak. Travel for approximately 4 kms before you reach the Hawane Resort turn off on your left. Follow the signs and travel for approximately 1.5 kms to the Resort.

FROM DURBAN – drive time – approx 6.5 hours

Take the N2 north towards Pongola. 25 kms before Pongola turn right towards the Golela border post. From here follow the MR8 towards Big Bend and from there onto Manzini. Before Manzini you will reach a T-junction. Turn left onto the MR3 and head into Manzini. Pass straight through Manzini and straight on to Mbabane. At the 3rd traffic light in Mbabane (Engen filling station on left), turn left staying with the MR3 towards Oshoek border post. Approximately 7.5 kms before Oshoek border take the off ramp towards Piggs Peak on the MR1. Travel for approximately 4 kms before you reach the Hawane Resort turn off on your left. Follow the signs and travel for approximately 1.5 kms to the Resort.

FROM NELSPRUIT – drive time – approx 2 hours

From Nelspruit, follow the N4 in an easterly direction. Take the R570 turn off right after Malelane. This road leads directly to Jeppes Reef border post. Follow MR1 road through Piggs Peak. Approximately 45 kms after Piggs Peak turn right to Hawane. Follow the signs and travel for approximately 1.5 kms to the Resort.


Directions to the finish venue

The finish is at Maguga Lodge overlooking the magnificent Maguga Dam. This is situated on the tarred loop road that branches off the MR1 between Mnyokane and Piggs Peak. From Hawane direction, travel towards Piggs Peak, pass Malolotja Nature Reserve entrance, and then 6km thereafter turn right at Mnyokane and head down to the dam wall. Coming from Piggs Peak direction, turn left off the MR1 shortly after Piggs Peak, just before the Swaziland Plantations Mill. Follow the road to the dam wall.