We took the short-cut by way of Mbabane and made good time, the roads being fairly hard.
All strangers are advised to see Matt's nose or count their visit to Mbabane a rank failure.
He is now about sixty-five years old, and no visit to Mbabane is complete without at least one cup of tea with him and his wife.
His salads are famous, so that his few friends in Mbabane often make the hard trek to his little home to share one of them.
Probably the most interesting character in Mbabane is known to every one as "Matt."
The night of the second day saw us camped at the foot of the mountain that leads to the village of Mbabane.
All the white residents of Mbabane treated us with the greatest kindness and hospitality.
I shall notify the government at Mbabane and ask that it collect the money value of what you received from me.
Mbabane is the new capital of Swaziland and was founded in 1904.
We arrived at Mbabane on the evening of the second day, having made better than twenty miles a day.
Note: In 1903, Swaziland became a British territory. It became fully independent in 1968.
Note: The Swazi people resisted Afrikaner demands for incorporation into South Africa. After the collapse of apartheid, Swaziland established diplomatic relations with South Africa.