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DRIVE

  • All options are self drive to the Kosi Bay / Kwanganase border post - Northern KZN.

  • 4x4’s are required in and around Ponta do Ouro and the surrounds.

  • There are two secure car park areas (SA and Moz side) at R60 p/day for non 4x4 vehicles and busses.

  • If you are bringing your own 4X4 vehicle please clear customs on both SA and Moz sides.

  • Third party fees R250 per vehicle.


List of documents required to bring vehicle into Mozambique.

  • Certified copy of vehicle registration/vehicle

  • Confirmation that their insurance company has been informed that the vehicle will be crossing borders

  • A certified letter from the bank giving authorisation to take the vehicle across the border indicating dates of travelBank letter and licence papers should be signed by a Commissioner of Oaths.

  • Rented or borrowed cars must present an affidavit from the police giving authorisation from the owner/rental to take the vehicle abroad.

FLY

  • Durban or Richards Bay & transfer in or hire  a vehicle.

  • Maputo & transfer in (DAYLIGHT ONLY)

  • Ponta do Ouro landing strip.


ESTIMATED TRAVEL TIMES

  • Traveling by car from Johannesburg will take 9-11Hrs. 

  • Traveling by car from Durban will take about 4-5Hrs. 

  • Traveling by car from Richards Bay will take about 3Hrs. 

  • Traveling by car from Maputo ±2Hrs. 

PLEASE NOTE: The road is ONLY tarred to the Market area. There after the roads are soft sand and not suitable for non 4x4's and busses. 

TRANSFERS PROVIDORS 


Please note: Transfer companies are not managed or maintained by DERC. It is the visitors responsibility to confirm and settle up payment direct with provider.


Kosi Bay Border: R250 p/p

Return transfer Maputo Int Airport: ~ Mt8 000 oneway (car carries 4)

 

Be prepared

IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS

VISA REQUIREMENTS

  • SADAC passport holders do not require a visa to enter Mozambique.

  • Foreign passport holders require a visa and this is best obtained prior to arrival in Mozambique and SA (if in transit).

  • 30 Day tourist visa’s are available ON arrival and cost a fluctuating R750 for Mozambique.

  • Passports must be valid for 6 months and have at least three un-stamped, blank pages.

  • Duel citizenship - travel on your valid SA passport to avoid visa costs.

  • Once arriving at the border, please clear immigration and customs and wait by immigration office for transfer.


TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

  • As from the 1 June 2015, an unabridged birth certificate will be required if traveling with minors under the age of 18 over and above the passport. Please consult home affairs for requirements.

BORDER ALLOWANCE:

  • Foodstuffs to the value of $US 200. 

  • ADULTS are allowed: 1L of spirits 2,5L (3 bottles) of wine 2 cartons (or 400) cigarettes.

 

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