• Walking trails, and bird and game watching within the Estate
• Lively nightlife, local baracas and excellent restaurants
• Spectacular unspoilt beaches are just a short drive away
• Ski boat launch sites and surf, fly and deep sea fishing
• Scuba diving and snorkeling on world famous dive sites and pristine reefs
• Local curio shops
• Close to Maputo Elephant Reserve
• Swim with dolphins and whales
• Surfing and kite surfing at Ponta's world famous Point Break
Mozambique has a predominantly tropical climate, with a cool season from May to July. The rainy season is from November to April.
• Valid Passport (SA residents do not require visas. All other nationalities require visas)
• Valid Driver's Licence of the driver (SA drivers licence accepted)
• Vehicle Registration Documents
• Valid Temporary Vehicle Import papers available at the border (only DA341 form)
• Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance Certificate
Komatipoort/Ressano Gancia | Opens 06H00 | Closes 22H00
Giriyondo | Opens 08H00 | Closes 17H00
Kosibay/Ponta do Ouro | Opens 08H00 | Closes 17H00
Goba (Swaziland) | Opens 07H00 | Closes 24H00
Namaacha (Swaziland) | Opens 07H00 | Closes 18H00
International and South African driver's licenses are recognised in Mozambique. Avoid travelling at night, as there are some crazy drivers on the road. If you have to drive by night, drive slowly as some vehicle have no lights or reflectors. Broken down vehicles are left on the road and are sometimes indicated by tree branches left in the road. Hooting is acceptable in Mozambique, so use it to warn pedestrians. Watch out for children running across the road without looking for oncoming traffic. Traffic police might stop you on occasions to check vehicles and "papeis" (papers). The following will be needed: driver's licence, import permit (DA341), "serguro" (third party insurance) and passports. When towing a trailer a blue and yellow triangle needs to be fixed to the front of the towing vehicle and the back of the trailer (or towed vehicle). "Seguro" Third Party Insurance is compulsory for foreign registered vehicles. A temporary import permit must also be obtained at the border post; the DA341 is only obtainable at the border. The vehicle must be equipped with two red emergency triangles, and safety belts must be worn at all times. Original ownership papers for vehicles are needed to get through the border posts. If your vehicle is still under a lease agreement, get a letter from the bank, giving you permission to take the vehicle across the border. Access to beaches must be on existing roads only. It is illegal to drive on the beach unless you are launching a boat. Your vehicle could be impounded if you are caught. Mozambican permit to launch a boat is obtainable at the Maritime Office in any major town along the coastline.
The malaria risk in Southern Mozambique has been drastically reduced and is now relatively low, although there is still some risk. The risk is higher in the summer/wet season. The risk also depends on age and health; and children under 12, pregnant woman and elderly people are at higher risk, as are people with impaired immune system. If you are travelling with any of the above in the group, it may be advisable to speak to a travel doctor. Preventing the mosquito bite is the best precaution against malaria, so make sure you take and frequently reapply an insect repellent. Most bites occur at dawn, dusk and early evenings, so be extra vigilant at these times.
The local currency is called Meticals (mt). For the best exchange rate it is advisable to go to a Mozambique bank when in Mozambique or exchange prior to your visit. But South African Rands and Dollars are also widely accepted.