When is the best time to go to Swaziland (Eswatini)?

When is the best time to go to Swaziland (Eswatini)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Swaziland (Eswatini), the weather is good everywhere in February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Mbabane are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Mbabane are January, February, March, September, October, November and December, and the coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Mbabane, Big Bend, Manzini, Pigg's Peak and Lobamba, with good weather at least 10 months a year

Where and when to go based on the weather?

Central of Swaziland (Eswatini)
Big Bend, Manzini, Lobamba...

May, August and September
77°F to 81°F°C
1 to 2 days
February, March, April, June, July, October, November and December
72°F to 85°F°C
0 to 12 days
11 days

North of Swaziland (Eswatini)
Mbabane, Pigg's Peak...

May, August and September
74°F to 77°F°C
1 to 2 days
February, March, April, June, July, October and November
68°F to 79°F°C
0 to 10 days
January and December
79°F to 81°F°C
12 to 13 days

South of Swaziland (Eswatini)

2 days
February, March, April, May, August, October, November and December
72°F to 81°F°C
1 to 12 days
January, June and July
68°F to 79°F°C
0 to 13 days

Best time to travel to Swaziland (Eswatini) by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Swaziland (Eswatini)

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Swaziland (Eswatini) and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Mbabane, Big Bend, Manzini, Nhlangano and Pigg's Peak.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Swaziland (Eswatini)

Find out when Swaziland (Eswatini) has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Swaziland (Eswatini)

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June and July. The number of visitors to Swaziland (Eswatini) is high in: August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Swaziland (Eswatini): January, February, March and June.
  • Low season in Swaziland (Eswatini): April, May and July.
  • High season in Swaziland (Eswatini): October and November.
  • Peak season in Swaziland (Eswatini): August, September and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Swaziland (Eswatini) month by month

Where to go in Swaziland (Eswatini)?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Big Bend83°F83°F83°F77°F77°F74°F72°F77°F81°F81°F83°F85°F
Pigg's Peak79°F79°F77°F74°F74°F70°F68°F74°F77°F77°F79°F81°F


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good weather

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About Swaziland (Eswatini)

What can I do in Swaziland (Eswatini)?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Swaziland (Eswatini) reliable?

Climate data for Swaziland (Eswatini) has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Swaziland (Eswatini) allows us to determine the average for each month in Mbabane, Big Bend, Manzini, Nhlangano, Pigg's Peak and Lobamba.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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