Waverley, Mpumalanga

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Waverley in Mpumalanga is a small border crossing between South Africa and Swaziland. [1] The Swaziland side of the border post is known as Lundzi. The border is open between 08:00 and 16:00.

Mpumalanga Province of South Africa

Mpumalanga is a province of South Africa. The name means "east", or literally "the place where the sun rises" in the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele and Zulu languages. Mpumalanga lies in eastern South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. It constitutes 6.5% of South Africa's land area. It shares borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo to the north, Gauteng to the west, the Free State to the southwest, and KwaZulu-Natal to the south. The capital is Mbombela (Nelspruit).

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

Lundzi is a town in western Swaziland. It is located close to the border with South Africa, 25 kilometres west of the capital, Mbabane.

South Africa Swaziland
NameWaverley Lundzi
Province Mpumalanga
GPS Coordinates 26°19′39″S30°53′19″E / 26.3275°S 30.8885°E / -26.3275; 30.8885 (Waverley border crossing)
Telephone number +27 (0) 17 819 5763
Fax number +27 (0) 17 819 3481
Business hours08:00 - 16:0008:00 - 16:00

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