Visa in Pafuri and Chicualacuala?

mozman replied the topic: Visa in Pafuri and Sango /Chicualacuala ualaquala?

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Glad to help.

The charge for a visa to enter Zimbabwe varies according to nationality, but EU passports are $50 and Americans pay $75 each.

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pemakus replied the topic: Visa in Pafuri and Chicualacuala?

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Hi Mozman,
I just over-read this thread again.
We did get our visa at Pafuri border last year, but only for single entry. 50$.
And the same amount on the way back from Gonarezhou, this time entering MOZ at Chicualacuala. 50$ again.

And I have heard that the costs for visa into MOZ have doubled (100$ single and 200$ multiple - if you purchase it at an embassy). Can you confirm the new prices? Or do have any contact person at the border who might be able to find out?
We will do the same trip again this year - it was great.

kind regards,
peer

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mozman replied the topic: Visa in Pafuri and Chicualacuala?

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Hi Peer

Last Sunday I entered South Africa via the Pafuri border and confirmed with the Migracao (Immigration) official that visas are issued for ZAR750 (linked to the Rand equivalent of US$50). He did say that it is best to have Rands as they are reluctant to accept dollars at Pafuri.

My information regarding other border posts is also that, as of today, the standard charge for a border visa is still US$50 or the equivalent in ZA Rands or Euros or even Mozambican Meticais. Dollars still best (except for Pafuri).

Note too that the border visa (visto da fronteira) is actually legally valid for two entries (duas entradas) within 30 days. The sticker or hand written visa in your passport will state "simples" or single entry, but the regulation clearly states "duas entradas" - two entries.

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Helga replied the topic: Visa in Pafuri and Chicualacuala?

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Hello Mike,
I am new here on the forum as well so let me first introduce myself/ourselves:
we're a Belgian couple travelling around in Southern Africa at least once a year. We drive our own car (Toyota Hilux 2.7 double cab) which is registered in S.A.
We're currently counting the days until our next trip in September!
We want to enter Moz at Pafuri Border, then go into Zim at Sango border to visit Gonarezhou, Great Zimbabwe, Eastern Highlands. After that we want to re-enter Moz at Machipanda border to go to Gorongosa NP and then drive further south towards he coast to chill for some days. We want to return to S.A via either Giriyondo or Pafuri again (not sure about that yet).
If I understand the posts above correctly we should be able to use our visa for both entries into Mozambique?

Another question: I read somewhere that you can't get 3rd party insurance at Pafuri border? Do we need to get it I S.A. or do you reckon we can do the short stretch to Sango border without insurance? Or will they simply not let us into the country if we don't have a proof of insurance?

Thanks in advance for your help!
Other tips/remarks are always welcome!

Helga

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mozman replied the topic: Visa in Pafuri and Chicualacuala?

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Hi Helga

Welcome to Mozguide.

You will find my responses within your queries below:

Hello Mike,
I am new here on the forum as well so let me first introduce myself/ourselves:
we're a Belgian couple travelling around in Southern Africa at least once a year. We drive our own car (Toyota Hilux 2.7 double cab) which is registered in S.A.
MIKE: To cross borders you will need the original registration document of your vehicle and if you are not the owner, a letter from the owner authorizing your to use the vehicle to visit Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Full details of the vehicle, vehicle owner and trip must be on the letter.

We're currently counting the days until our next trip in September!
We want to enter Moz at Pafuri Border, then go into Zim at Sango border to visit Gonarezhou, Great Zimbabwe, Eastern Highlands.
MIKE: A very good contact and place to stay on the Moz side of Pafuri, 8km from the border, is www.pafurimoz.co.za Really fantastic place and Lourens and Sonja are very helpfull owners. They will be able to describe an alternative route from Pafuri to Chicualacuala that saves time and is quite scenic.

After that we want to re-enter Moz at Machipanda border to go to Gorongosa NP and then drive further south towards he coast to chill for some days
MIKE: I recommend that you enter Moz at the Mt Selinda / Espungabera border (0600 - 1800) and use the new tarred road via Dome and Sussundenga to Chimoio. There is a fuel station in Espungabera as well as a BCI ATM. A nice place to stay in the Moribane forest near Dombe is Ndzou Community Camp which has camping and 2 bed cottages. Nelson: +258 86 779 1665

. We want to return to S.A via either Giriyondo or Pafuri again (not sure about that yet).
MIKE: I recommend that you return via Pafuri and overnight at Banhine National Park.

If I understand the posts above correctly we should be able to use our visa for both entries into Mozambique?
MIKE: Yes. Your tourist visa is valid for two entries into Mozambique within 30 days. NOTE THAT PAFURI BORDER OFTEN ONLY ACCEPT RANDS CASH FOR VISA PAYMENT (about R850 at current exchange rates). I have taken guests through Espungabera and the officials did not know of this regulation and so I showed them a print out and they allowed my guests a second entry at no cost.

Another question: I read somewhere that you can't get 3rd party insurance at Pafuri border? Do we need to get it I S.A. or do you reckon we can do the short stretch to Sango border without insurance? Or will they simply not let us into the country if we don't have a proof of insurance?
MIKE: Get Moz 3rd Party online and it will cover your second entry into Mozambique as well. Hollard.co.mz/travel-insurance/third-party-for-foreign-vehicles

Thanks in advance for your help!
Safari Ngema

Mike

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