Getting to Swaziland was a bit of a mission from Nelspruit. \u00a0We were planning to take a bus but all of them left from Johannesberg so instead of backtracking to there we decided to rent a car and drive through Swaziland on our way to St Lucia and then onto Durban.\r\n\r\nIts a bit of a forgotten country in Africa. \u00a0Bordered by Mozambique in the east and South Africa all around it it is often left off the tourist track.\r\n\r\nOur stop there was short as we didn't really have any high expectations for Swaziland.\u00a0 We drove through the beautiful countryside and then found ourselves in the capitol, Mbabane.\u00a0 We stopped for some lunch and since it was a Saturday it was so busy!\u00a0 I was just happy they accepted my South African Rand and I didn't have to exchange it into Swaziland Rand.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOne thing that did surprise me were the views. \u00a0Even though I was driving along the views were quite nice the farther south you got.\r\n\r\n\r\nSwaziland also has all of the Big 5 south of Manzini the capitol. \u00a0I would have been interested to go on safari there. \u00a0The park is close to the South African border as when we crossed back into South Africa again we saw giraffes and zebras just on the side of the road. \u00a0You know, just in case you forgot what continent you were on.