Review: Mantenga Lodge in Mbabane, Swaziland

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    After several hours of driving from Durban, I began searching for a way into Swaziland. I had originally planned on going through the Emahlatini border crossing near Houdkop; but the paved surface of Theo. Mocke Street in Piet Retief to get there ended not long after it began — and there was no way I was driving a rental car on an unsealed road. I turned around and continued north on Highway 2 and then onto highway R33. I headed east on highway R65 towards the Nerston border crossing; and the closer I was to Swaziland, the more it seemed as though time forgot about highway R65, which on either side was overgrown with tall weeds and pocked with rutted pavement and my dreaded nemesis: potholes. I finally arrived at the Nerston border crossing — only to find the gates closed. A lone guard emerged... The post Review: Mantenga Lodge in Mbabane, Swaziland appeared first on The Gate.

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