From Kosi bay border post to Santa Maria in Maputo elephant reserve

Barlis created the topic: From Kosi bay border post to Santa Maria in Maputo elephant reserve

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Morning to all and obviously to Mozman

We will be staying in a house close to Santa Maria in the Maputo elephant reserve this december.

1) Does anyone know if the tar road has now been finished to the Kosi Bay border post?

2) And any advice for our drive from Kosi Bay border post to the little village of Santa Maria through the west gate of the elephant reserve would be appreciated.

Any inputs would be appreciated.

Regards
Barend

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mozman replied the topic: From Kosi bay border post to Santa Maria in Maputo elephant reserve

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Hi Barend

welcome to Mozguide and see my responses below:

We will be staying in a house close to Santa Maria in the Maputo elephant reserve this december.

1) Does anyone know if the tar road has now been finished to the Kosi Bay border post?
MIKE: Yes is was completed a few months ago. Good tarmace from the border all the way to Catembe and the new bridge over the bay to Maputo is also open.

2) And any advice for our drive from Kosi Bay border post to the little village of Santa Maria through the west gate of the elephant reserve would be appreciated.
MIKE: As long as you have a proper 4x4 (SUV not recommended), and deflate tyres to 1.5 bar (so carry a tyre inflator), it is now quite a straightforward trip. The entrance to the Elephant Reserve is well-signposted off the tarred road and the gate now has a nice little shop. The route to the Machangulo Peninsula (Santa Maria) is also now very well signposted. The trip from the border should to Santa Maria should take around 4 hours including plenty of time for game viewing through the Reserve.

Any inputs would be appreciated.
MIKE: My pleasure and go well.

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Barlis replied the topic: From Kosi bay border post to Santa Maria in Maputo elephant reserve

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Morning Mike,

Thanks a lot for the speedy reply - yes we have a fortuner D4D 4x4 and 4x4 trailer so I think that would be fine.

We will post a report on the trip when we get back so it could maybe assist the other members of the forum.

All the best
Barend

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mozman replied the topic: From Kosi bay border post to Santa Maria in Maputo elephant reserve

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Thanks Barend.

Have a great trip.

Mike.

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