Swaziland's currency is called Lilangeni (Emalangeni in plural) and is in denominations of E10, E20, E50, E100 and E200 Emalangeni. Coins come in denominations of 10, 20, 50 cents, L1, E2 and E5. Swaziland also accepts South African Rands.
Swazi Lilangeni Currency Code: SZL
"E" - This is the symbol you'll see alongside (some) prices / rates
Yes, the South African currency is widely accepted in Swaziland
Travellers to Swaziland can quite easily convert the South African Rand, US dollar, British Pound and Euro currencies into Lilangeni at bureaux de change and banks in main towns & cities. Some hotels are authorised to offer currency conversion services but be sure to confirm this service with the hotel prior.
Major credit cards including American Express, MasterCard and foreign Visa cards are accepted by most hotels, restaurants, retail outlets & tour operators, and can be used to draw money out of ATMs found in Swaziland's larger towns & cities. If you are travelling to a rural or remote location in Swaziland then keep in mind that some shops and fuel stations can only accept cash, and may not have any ATMS to draw money out of - therefore cash in hand is very important.
There are 5 commercial banks in Swaziland:
This may vary depending on the bank but operating hours are generally from:
08:30am → 2:30pm / 4:00pm from Monday - Friday
08:30am → 1:00pm on Saturdays.
When travelling to Swaziland via vehicle, make sure you carry a sufficient amount of cash in Swaziland's local currency for border fees because not all border posts accept credit cards nor have the facilities to do an electronic transaction as such. Most border posts accept currencies from the country you're entering from (South Africa or Mozambique) however kindly contact the border authorities directly to confirm.
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