Trip to Vilanculos

Du Plessis created the topic: Trip to Vilanculos

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Hi Mike
Can you please advice me on my trip?. We will be 2 vehicles with off-road trailers.Can you please advice me on where to sleep over as well ?
Giriyondo
Masingir dam.
Manjangue
Joao
Bala-Bala
Bajia
Ndindiza
Chigubo
Tesenane
Funhalouro
Balata
EN1
Vilanculos.

Thank you.:woohoo:

Dup.

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Trip to Vilanculos

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Hi Dup, thanks for the query.

First off please note that this route is a strictly dry season trip. True, Moz has been experiencing a long drought so the last trip report on similar route reported no water, but that was last month. Right now southern Moz has become a big swamp due to Tropical Depression Dando, and I expect your route to be impassable until May or June if normal rains continue.

So let's see what I can do:

Giriyondo MIKE: Letaba Camp has all the amenities such as fuel, shop and of course camping and chalets, but I would go for Tsendze Bush Camp for the wilderness feel. Giriyondo is just a border post so no shops and usually no way of changing Rands to Meticais. Buy insurance (seguros) in the Parque nacional office next door where you also pay entrance and camping fees for the PNL - in Rands or Meticais. The border post is open from 08h00 to 16h00 from October to March, but closes at 15h00 from April to September.


Masingir dam. I would camp at Aguia Pesqueira www.dolimpopo.com but also look up Covane Lodge.
Manjangue. MIKE: If you got your route off T4A or Garmaps or Google maps note that some of the names used in Moz do not match. So you will cross Limpopo at Macarretane barrage.

Joao: No problem getting here, good gravel (in dry season), fuel sold at roadside in plastic jerries if need in emergency.

Bala-Bala, Bajia, Ndindiza, Chigubo. MIKE: No personal info other no facilities, fuel, camps or drinking water (perhaps hand pumps, but boil first). See trip report on this forum
Tesenane: Note that officially Chigubo to Funhalour is not passable but there is a usable track that becomes overgrown during rains and is reopened each dry season - see trip report.
Funhalouro
Balata. MIKE: Fairly good road Funahalouro to EN.1
EN1
Vilanculos. MIKE: Main road is now very good and only camping I can recommend near Vilanculos is Blue Water Beach.

Not much I can offer, but will do some more digging so watch this space.


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mozman replied the topic: Re: Trip to Vilanculos

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Hi again

The link for the Trip Report that I mentioned is: www.mozguide.com/index.php/about-mozguid...lanculos-trip-report

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Du Plessis replied the topic: Re: Trip to Vilanculos

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Hi Mike
Thank you for the info.I wanted to drive the wild and no the normal tar road.
But after this rains I think it will be better to stay on tar. But do you think we will stil be able to go through at Giriyondo ?

Thank you.

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Trip to Vilanculos

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Hi

depends when. Kruger Park's gravel roads are all still closed, so no access to Giriyondo yet. On the Moz side roads in worse condition but people are being evacuated from Machampane to Giriyondo in 4x4's.

Watch mozguide front page and www.sanparks.org for updates on Kruger and Giriyondo.

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mozman replied the topic: Re: Trip to Vilanculos

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21 Jan 12h00 www.sanparks.org.za reports that Giriyondo border has reopened to 4x4 vehicles only.

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