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Simunye is located in Swaziland
Coordinates: 26°12′32″S 31°55′08″E / 26.20889°S 31.91889°E / -26.20889; 31.91889Coordinates: 26°12′32″S 31°55′08″E / 26.20889°S 31.91889°E / -26.20889; 31.91889
Country Swaziland
District Lubombo

Simunye (population 5,633) is a sugar mill town on the lowveld in eastern Swaziland. Almost all of the residents of the town work for the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation's sugar mill located nearby.[1]

The town is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the border crossing to South Africa (the border crossing is known as Bordergate on the Swaziland side and Mananga on the South african side) and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the border crossing to Mozambique (known as Lomahashaon the Swaziland side and Namaacha on the Mozambique side).

It lies slightly west of the Lubombo Mountains, about 55 north-east of Siteki. The town is geographically only about 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-west of Mhlumeni on the eastern border, but because of the mountain range it is probably nearer 100 kilometres (62 mi) by road detouring southwards through Siteki.


The town is home to the Royal Leopards F.C.. RSSC United FC is a football club that was the result of the merger between Mhlume United and Simunye FC.


The town has a number of schools, including Ngomane High School and Thembelisha Preparatory School.

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Piper Dellums wrote the short story, Simunye which was made into the film The Color of Friendship.