Matsapha is a town in central Eswatini. The Matsapha urban boundary is defined in the Urban Government Act of 1969, and it was amended in 2012, and it covers an area approximately 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres). Matsapha was established as an industrial park in 1965 but was official gazetted as an urban area in 1969. Matsapha is located in the Upper Middleveld of Eswatini. It is located in the Manzini region, which is in the centre of the country. Matsapha is located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Manzini, which is the country's commercial capital and is located 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Mbabane, the administrative capital of the country. It is well located as it lies on Eswatini's main east–west axis between South Africa and Mozambique and 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from the junction of the Lavumisa road that leads to Durban and KwaZulu Natal. It lies at an altitude of 625 metres (2,051 ft) above sea level.


Matsapha is served by a railway station on the Goba railway, which connects with the city of Siphofaneni (east).

Matsapha is also home to the Matsapha International Airport.[1]

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  1. ^ "MATSAPHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT". Swacca. Retrieved 1 December 2013.

Coordinates: 26°31′00″S 31°19′00″E / 26.51667°S 31.31667°E / -26.51667; 31.31667