Visiting from Komatipoort

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Mike,

Great site!

I'll be in Komatipoort in February on my way to Kruger, and wanted to stop by Mozambique for only a brief visit. However my rental company charges me R1,000 to take the car across the border.

Is it a viable strategy to park the car at the SA side and walk across and get a cab there? What would it cost me to go to say, Maputo from the border? Other options?

Is there anything between the border and Maputo worthwhile stopping for?

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mozman replied the topic: Visiting from Komatipoort

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Hi

Yes it is a viable option. Go to the Caravan Park in Komatipoort, 5km from the Lebombo/Ressano Garcia border, and ask the manager to allow you to park you car there and the catch a minibus to the border, get your visa and then there will be plenty of "chapas" (shappas) minibuses to Maputo at Mt200 000 or around US$9.

Tell the driver where you are going and he will either take you straight there or let you know which transport to take from where he drops you.

Nothing really to see between Komatipoort and Maputo. (Perhaps someone out there can contradict me ...?)

Cheers

Mike

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Travelissimo replied the topic: Visiting from Komatipoort

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Thanks Mike.
You wouldn't know how long a drive it is as well?

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mozman replied the topic: Visiting from Komatipoort

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From Komatipoort to Maputo, including an hour for the border, should take around 2,5 hours.

Mike

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Travelissimo replied the topic: Visiting from Komatipoort

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by mozman</i>
<br />From Komatipoort to Maputo, including an hour for the border, should take around 2,5 hours.

Mike
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So 1.5 hours for the distance then?

thanks!

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mozman replied the topic: Visiting from Komatipoort

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That's right and also taking into account the slow traffic as you approach Maputo.

Mike

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