Excerpts from "A Traveller's Guide to Swaziland" by Bob Forrester.
CARS and DRIVING
Index to information in the guide
(See also Budget Travel) There are no Government-owned buses, but there is an extensive network of privately operated buses serving almost the entire country. Schedules are erratic and not written down on public notice boards. If you want to use the local buses, ask a local resident at the bus station for times and destinations. Be prepared to share a seat with a hen or two.
The Baz Bus which goes from backpackers to backpackers (a very slow process) on the Joburg-Swaziland-Durban route is under budget travel. Buses frequently have highly original names: 'Jealous Down', 'Peon Boy', 'Look for Yours' and 'Tit for Tat' are just a few of the English examples. Small minibuses are faster, and fill up more quickly than big ones. There are non-stop ones between Manzini, Mbabane and Johannesburg plus minus E200. Check at the bus stations in the towns. "Taxi wars", where rival Kombi drivers shoot at each other from their seats, erupt now and again in South Africa but have not (yet) arrived in Swaziland.