CHECK AVAILABILITY &
BORDER POST TIMES:
• Komatipoort (Ressano Garcia): Open every day of the year between 07h00 -
19h00. During the busy December period (generally from 20 December to 03rd
January) this border stays open 24-hours.
• Namaacha/Lomaacha (Swaziland/Mozambique) - Opens at 07h00, closes at
• Oshoek/Ngwenya (South Africa / Swaziland) - Opens at 07h00, closes at 20h00.
• Kosi Bay/Ponta d' Ouro (Faranzela) - Opens at 08h00, closes at 17h00.
• Forbes Border Post (Mutare)
Visitors to Mozambique may import for personal use, free of duty & tax:
• 400 cigarettes
• 1 litre of spirits
• 3 bottles of wine and other goods (incl. groceries) to the value of US$200
• Other goods - R500
Firearms are prohibited. If you take in expensive items, like a laptop computer, you will be given a receipt which you will have to present on your return. Other goods might attract import duties, if it is thought that you wish to resell them in Mozambique.
PAST THE BORDER:
The Maputo corridor is now complete, making it a good highway all the way from Gauteng. There is a total of toll fees of R83.50 in South Africa and Mt78,500.00 (about R24.50) in Mozambique - (each way). You can pay the toll fees in Mozambique with Rands, US Dollars, or Meticais.
The road going north from Maputo (EN 1 - National Road #1) is generally a good tar road - The road from Maputo to Inhambane is slightly potholed (nothing serious, but be careful). The Road from Mutare to Vilanculos is generally good but has about 30km of pot holes near Maxixe.
Travelling after dark is NOT advisable, as there are no streetlights and sometimes the other vehicles on the road have inadequate lighting. If you do travel after dark, take it easy, especially when there are oncoming cars. Some resorts require 4x4, or at least a vehicle with good clearance such as a venture or bakkie. These roads are thick sandy tracks, so a normal car could get bogged down.
Fuel is about USD 1.65/litre.
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