Top tips for hiring a car at Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport
Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport serves the Manzini and Lubombo regions of Eswatini, known for its national parks, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes. These areas are particularly remote so if you’re travelling around, it is essential that you hire a car. It is a huge advantage to have a hire car, as there are no public transportation links available from the airport, and airport transfer shuttles can only take you to one place.
Once you’ve arrived at the airport, you’ll want to get on with the rest of your journey. If you’re interested in car hire at Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport, it’s important to be aware of the accessible roads from the airport to beautiful areas like Hlane National Park, Mlawula Nature Reserve and Mkhaya Game Reserve. Leaving the airport, you can follow the exit road south and connect with the MR3 which takes you to Hlane National Park in around 35min, following the same road north you can reach Mlawula Nature Reserve in around 50min. For Mkhaya Game Reserve you can join the MR16 from the MR3 heading south then turn off on a country road; due to the roads here, it will take some time to travel the 35-mile distance, nearly one hour in fact.
If you’re looking at car hire at Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport, to avoid any delays at the airport, we recommend booking your vehicle online prior to your arrival date. It’s also important to make note of the opening hours of your car hire company, as some companies only accept the return of their vehicles during business hours. Have a look at rates through KAYAK, and you’ll be able to check if the company has included out-of-hours collection and drop-off in their price. To avoid possible additional charges, contact your car hire company in advance to confirm you may need to return the vehicle outside of office hours.
When it comes to care hire at Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport, you may be wondering what the best type of vehicle to hire is. Well in these remote areas, the standard of roads is a lot different to the UK and mainland Europe, so to be on the safe side and to ensure your comfort during your travels, we recommend hiring an SUV vehicle, of which there are many models to choose from. You’ll find that Budget provide some good deals for various models of SUV; check out their rates and availability through KAYAK.
FAQs about hiring a car at Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport
Manzini King Mswati III Airport car hire desks are situated on the public concourse located on the ground floor of the airport. Once you’ve arrived, gone through passport control and collected your luggage you will come to the Arrivals Hall and public concourse where you can find the car rental companies. Helpful staff will be on hand to assist you with your booking, be it pre-booked or arranged on the day. As standard, we recommend booking your car online through KAYAK to ensure you get the best price available.
The easiest car hire company to use at Manzini King Mswati III Airport is Budget; they have a car hire desk at the airport and can arrange for your car to be ready for you upon your arrival. You just need to provide your flight details upon booking, and they will take care of the rest.
If you made your booking online, make sure you provide your confirmation or reservation number as proof of booking. You also need to provide a passport for identification purposes, a valid driving licence and a credit or debit card. We advise checking with the car hire company directly on their specific policies prior to your arrival, just in case.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manzini King Mswati III Intl Airport to off-airport locations include Avis, and Budget.