Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

Luciano replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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Tomorrow we'll enter Moz from Malawi. Anybody has news about the Limpopo crossing? Thanks Luciano

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mozman replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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Hi Luciano.

Fri 13 Aug at 11:00 local time: just off the phone to Pafuri where a person called Nersengani (policeman I think) informed me that vehicles have been driving through the Limpopo at Mapai since last week. He did say that some got stuck and there were locals helping where needed.

He also said that Zimbabwe cross-border traders in 2WD bakkies (pick-ups) with trailers were going through the border and usually they cross at Pafuri and enter Zim at Chicualacuala (Sanga).

The river level is dropping by the day.

Mike

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wanetaba replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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... 3 weeks to lat for us -
now we are back in germany... :-(

But, we have a nice trip from
Nhampfule-Camp to Masingir-Dam... :-)

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cfourie replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by wanetaba

... 3 weeks to lat for us -
now we are back in germany... :-(

But, we have a nice trip from
Nhampfule-Camp to Masingir-Dam... :-)
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Hi all we crossed onth 7th of August the river at Mapai is about 400mm deep crossed with 3 bakkies one that was 2x4 and had no problems.
Regards

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mozman replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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Thanks

good to know that - so should now be crossable until end Nov.

Mike

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Shaun replied the topic: Barge crossing of Limpopo: Pafuri - Vilankulos

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Any news on state of Pafuri and Mapai crossings? I called someone (police or border post - not quite sure as line very bad) who said that the "ship" was taking vehicles across at Mapai but nothing at Pafuri.

It was mentioned that max vehicle weight for barge is 2 tons. I have 80 Series Cruiser which will be quite full; tare is 2,240kgs - will I make the barge? Has anyone with an 80 Cruiser done the crossing?

At what level does the barge stop operating due to force of water.

Sorry about all the questions...

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