Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

kwoensj created the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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Dear Mike,

Can you please advise me on some things. We are driving a 4x4 from Santa Maria to Massingir. What is the best road to take. Via ferry in Catembe and then via Maputo towards Chokwe and further up north. Or should we not take the ferry, avoid Maputo, travelling a bit more to the west via Matola and Moamba.

What about petrol stations? I guess not that easy to find, but along the road still some places to find some fuel?

Kind Regards

Jp

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mozman replied the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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Greetings

welcome to Mozguide. Apologies for delayed reply. Don't go via the Catembe to Maputo ferry. Rather go via Boane where you turn right onto the EN2 head towards Matola and then towards Maputo, still on the EN2. Watch out for the left turn ontp the EN4 (N.4) towards Ressano Garcia and South Africa. After about 14km on the N.4, watch out for the unmarked turn-off to the Ring Road to Marracuene. The link with the N.4 is incomplete so follow other traffic on the sandy, muddy informal detour that joins the Ring Road after a few km. The Ring Road is a dual carriageway all the way to Marracuene, but beware the 60 kph speed limit is ruthlessly enforced. From Marracuene had to Macia where you turn left to Chokwe and from there to Massingir.

Here are some very useful maps: www.drivemoz.co.za/Routes/Index_of_Maps.pdf

There are fuel stations in Bela Vista, Boane, Matola, Marracuene, Macia, Chokwe and Massingir.

Go well.

Mike

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kwoensj replied the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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Hello,

Thanks for the very usefull information and the link to different maps. We will surely use them.
Hope waiting times will be ok at Kosi Bay Border control and driving towards inhaca will be ok as well.

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mozman replied the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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Should be no delay at the border, and for driving through sand let tyres down to 1.5bar so carry a mini compressor to reinflate once on tar.

Great trip

Mike

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kwoensj replied the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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Mike,

Is there a specific reason to avoid the ferry in Catembe?

And you now the status of the road works between Maputo and Kosi Bay?

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mozman replied the topic: Santa Maria (Inhaca Island) to Massingir

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There could be long delay at the ferry as they regularly break down. Moz of the Kosi Bay to Catembe road now brand new tarmac. Just the first Te km from the south and the entrance to Catembe still need to be done.
Mije

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