Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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Hi,

I need some info on how to get from Maputo to Ponta do Ouro. Have never done the route and can't find much info.

How many kilometers?
How long will it take?
Travelling in one vehicle?

Any other info.

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janputte replied the topic: Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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Maputo, Catembe, Bela Vista, Salamanga, Zitundo, Ponta. 120km, takes about 4-5 hours (including ferry crossing at Catembe), and you will need 4wd for the last 50 or so km (from Salamanga). Very sandy, but a great trip.

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mozman replied the topic: Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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dankie Jan

The Catembe ferry is becoming increasingly chaotic so you may need to anticipate an added 30 mins to hour, but otherwise nothing to add.

Mike

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Picks replied the topic: Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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Awesome, thanks guys.

Is there another route to skip the ferry and is it a worthwhile option in terms of time and distance?

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janputte replied the topic: Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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There is a non-ferry route through Boane, further, and I don't think any quicker.

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mozman replied the topic: Maputo to Ponta do Ouro

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Think you add on about 120km if you detour around the ferry - and Boane - Maputo is busy and slow so I would endure the ferry. Get your vehicle in the queue, pay for ticket (tout with book usually wanders around) and sit and have drink at one of the quiosques (kiosks) nearby. Or perhaps if lucky just arrive and drive on.

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