What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?
USA. The flight is brutal, especially with kids. In addition to the Joberg to US flight, there is a 5 hour drive to Joberg from Mbabane, and usually an overnight stay in one direction. We try to stay and explore this side of the world on vacations, rather than make that trip too often. - Oct 2019
DC. It's along trip to and from Mbabane. There are direct flights from Atlanta and JFK to Jo'burg, and that takes about 16 hours. If those are not your home airports, you need to account for the added layover and flight time to DC or wherever you are going. Also keep in mind that it's a 4-hour drive from Mbabane to the Jo'burg airport. Truthfully, when all said and done, it's 2 solid days of traveling. - Mar 2015
DC, it takes about 2 days to get home and 3 to return. There are direct flights to ATL from Johannesburg (16 hours) or to IAD, but these are very expensive. Stopovers in London are long. - Feb 2011
From DC to Mbabane takes 20+ hours. There are some DC, Atlanta, or NY to Johannesburg direct flights that take about 16 hours. - May 2010