Transport from Maputo to Ponta Do Ouro

Jont999 created the topic: Transport from Maputo to Ponta Do Ouro

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Dear Mike,

There will be seven of us (plus luggage) arriving by air in Maputo on 23 December 2017 and we wish to hire a private taxis (Chapas) to Ponta Do Ouro. We are staying at Paraiso do Ouro over Christmas and New Year and they do not arrange transport from Maputo but can collect us from the boarder if required. Do you know of any hire/tour companies that I can contact beforehand to arrange transport? I understand that there is a new road between the two locations - how long will the journey take?

Regards
Jont999

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mozman replied the topic: Transport from Maputo to Ponta Do Ouro

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Greetings and welcome to Mozguide.

Until the new bridge between Maputo and Katembe is complete, the trip from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro could take from 2 to 5 hours (or even longer). This is due to the fact that the Maputo - Katembe ferries regularly break down or have some problem with the docking procedure, so perhaps only one ferry will be running and the vehicle queue can become very long.

The new tarred road from Katembe to the Ponta do Ouro border is almost complete, so once on this road the journey is just over an hour. The problem is that there are still 10km of thick basic sand track that usually requires 4x4. Nevertheless local chapa minibuses do run every day.

Your problem is finding a reliable driver and vehicle to meet you at the airport, get across on the ferry and then manage to get you to Ponta do Ouro. Unfortunately I do not have any contacts for this, but I have asked around my own contacts whether they can make any recommendations.

I will let you know.

Best wishes

Mike

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mozman replied the topic: Transport from Maputo to Ponta Do Ouro

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Hi again Jont.
I could be able to assist you personally with my own 7-seater 4x4 (can add in a seat to make it eight) plus trailer. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mike.

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