Pafuri to Vilanculos December?

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I am planning a camping trip to Vilanculos, Pomene and Inhambane in early December. My initial plan was to cross at Pafuri on our way to Vilanculos but I am not sure how passable the river crossing at Mapai will be at this time of the year (wet season?). Does anyone have any comments or advice? We will be two vehicles, a Fortuner and a Disco 3 with off-road trailer. Should we rather cross at Giryondo?

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Andy

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mozman replied the topic: Pafuri to Vilanculos December?

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Hi

crossing the Limpopo at Pafuri or Mapai in December is always going to be a bit of a lottery. Right now it is almost dry but often by Dec it can be too full to cross. Rains could come late but then even if you get across the Limpopo in Dec and the rains start there are many other smaller river crossings that could also become impassable for a day or two.

Best is to watch the rains in northern SA and southern Zim and also to phone the SA Police at Pafuri closer to the time tel: 013 735 5777 or 013 735 6882. Even if you do get to the Pafuri border and only then find out that the crossing is not on - simply drive south through Kruger and enter Moz at Giriyondo.

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GR8BRIT replied the topic: Pafuri to Vilanculos December?

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Hi Mozman,

Thanks for the advice. I have family coming over from the UK for this trip so I think we will play it safe and cross at Giryondo. I will save the other route for when we are not carrying guests!

Any chance you could you recommend a camping spot in or around Vilanculos?

Many thanks!
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mozman replied the topic: Pafuri to Vilanculos December?

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Hi

There is only Blue Water Beach 15km south of Vilankulos and for a night it will be OK but the recent reports are that it is poorly managed and overpriced. Depending on your itinerary I can recommend SETA at Inhassoro about an hour north of Vilankulos.

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GR8BRIT replied the topic: Pafuri to Vilanculos December?

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Thanks Mike!

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