4x4 with a driver from maputo to Macaneta island

Dudu created the topic: 4x4 with a driver from maputo to Macaneta island

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we are a group of 10 people travelling from Johannesburg to Macaneta island.
From Johannesburg to Maputo we will use a bus but apparently we will need a 4x4 from Maputo to Macaneta. We need someone to drive us there on a 4x4 from 28 december and fetch us back on the 2nd of january. What are the daily rates? Who is the best person to talk to?

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mozman replied the topic: Re: 4x4 with a driver from maputo to Macaneta island

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Hi

To reach some of the lodges on Macaneta you will need a 4x4 but there is a secure parking area at the Incomati ferry crossing at Marracuene from where most lodges will transfer you, and return you back at the end of your stay.

See: www.macanetalodge.com/
"One could easily drive as far as Marracuene and onto the ferry departure point with a normal sedan car. Safe parking is available at the ferry departure point from where it is possible to arrange a transfer to the Lodge! The ferry takes up to 6 vehicles across the Nkomati River at a time (an unforgettable 10 minute journey), from where it is another 5km’s to the resort which is only accessible by 4 x 4 vehicle. The ferry operates from 07h00-19h00 daily. Detailed driving directions on how to get to Macanetta Island and Mozambique maps can be found on our Getting Here page."

So I would firstly ask the place where you are staying for advice and if that does not provide an answer then contact Mozaic Travel, Europcar Maputo, Muhimbi Africa etc

Please let us all know who you end up being transferred by and also where you are staying.

Cheers

Mike

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Dudu replied the topic: Re: 4x4 with a driver from maputo to Macaneta island

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Thank Mike

We will happily use either Mozaic Travels or Muhimbi tours.
We really wanted to stay in a 10 sleeper chalet but all the places we have called so far, Tan n Biki, Cova de Tubarau, Barco's De Macaneta, Jay's beach and lodge all tell us they are fully booked, only camping is still available. We will still change to chalets if we find them. We wanted to get transport sorted first before booking anywhere. Now we will check with Barco De Macaneta since they provide transport from the ferry.

Regards

Dudu

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mozman replied the topic: Re: 4x4 with a driver from maputo to Macaneta island

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Hi Dudu

sorry I can't help further but you have chosen by far the busiest period for tourism in Moz so very difficult to get what you want uness you book a year in advance.

Let us know what you decide.

Mike

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