The opening and closing hours of Swaziland’s Oshoek Ngwenya border post have been changed fairly recently. As there is still a lot of old information lurking on the internet, please be aware that the Oshoek-Ngwenya border post now opens at 07h00 in the morning and closes at 00h00 midnight.
[update April 2017: it was announced that this main border post into Swaziland would be open 24 hours a day from the 13th April 2017 on a continuous basis – however due to some resistance from shift workers with regards to terms and conditions of employment, this has been postponed. We do however believe that the matter will be solved shortly and then this border will be 24 hours – at last!]
The Ngwenya Oshoek border from South Africa to Swaziland is the country’s main border crossing to and from South Africa. Previously the border hours were 07h00 to 22h00, but this has been shifted to closing at midnight to allow later arrivals to access the country.
This route is the fastest way to reach Mbabane from the Gauteng region of South Africa as well as Nelspruit/Mbombela.
It is however a very busy border post on long weekends and at the start and finish of holiday periods, when sometimes it is advisable to travel earlier to avoid congestion or to use an alternative entry point.
Please feel free to contact our office for further info.
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