Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro Border Gate

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Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro Border Gate

Learn more about borders gates & and their opening times when entering Mozambique

Kosi Bay Border (Border to Ponta do Ouro):

Opening Times: Daily from 08:00 - 17:00
GPS Coordinates: -26.864289, 32.829384
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Border Opening Times:

08:00 - 17:00 / 7 days a week


Northern KZN, Kosi Bay > South Mozambique (20min from Ponta do Ouro)

GPS Coordinates: -26.864289, 32.829384


Opening times are from 08:00 - 17:00 / 7 days a week. Be at the border early because during the holiday period, there can be a large que of cars waiting to get through the border. Take this into account when timing your travel to Ponta do Ouro. Note: DO NOT BE LATE! Plan your trip wisely so that you do not get to the border too late as the border closes at 5pm on the hour!


Durban to Kosi Bay Border:
From Durban, Travel North along the N2 highway, past Richards Bay, Mtubatuba and St Lucia Turn-off. Approximately 50km from the St Lucia turn-off, turn right onto the R22, (into and past Hluhluwe) for approximately 130km where you will reach a t-junction (R22 ends). Turn right and follow this road for approximately 40km where you will eventually reach the Kosi bay Border.

Durban to Kosi Bay Border (scenic route):
From Durban, Travel North along the N2 highway, past Richards Bay, Mtubatuba, St Lucia turn-off & Mkuze turn-off. Turn right off the N2 Highway, 10km past the Mkuze turn-off (look out for signs going to Jozini Dam Wall). Follow the road for about 600m and turn right where you will travel approximately 1km where you will turn left towards Jozini Dam Wall. Travel through the scenic mountain pass which overlooks the Jozini Dam. Continue travelling on this road (don't turn right into D1832 road) until you go through the town of Jozini where you must keep left which will take you over the Jozini Dam Wall. Once you go over the Dam Wall, continue to travel straight (don't turn right into the D1836 road). Follow this road until you reach a T-junction. Turn Right and travel for approximately 73km where you will eventually reach the Kosi bay Border.

Kosi Bay Border Post Contact Number (tel): +27 (0)35 - 592 9181

Border & Vehicle Requirements:

  • Valid Passport with more than 6 months remaining until expiry date. Citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require holiday visas, though all other nationalities require holiday visas (which can be obtained from the border) to get into Mozambique, (takes approx. 30min). All Nationals need a working visa only if he / she is entering Mozambique for business.
  • Valid Driver's License of the driver (SA drivers license accepted)
  • International / Mozambican driver's license if staying for longer than 6 months (can be obtained from the AA)
  • Vehicle & Boat Registration Documents
  • Get a letter from the bank allowing your vehicle across the border IF your vehicle is being financed
  • A Temporary import permit is compulsary for vehicles & must be filled in at the border (only DA341 form)
  • Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance Certificate (valid for 30 days from date issued and can be obtained from the border) per vehicle & per towed application. If you are towing anything, eg: Quad Bikes, Jetskis, a Caravan, a Trailer - you will need to attach the BLUE & YELLOW TRIANGLES to the front of your 4x4 and on the back of the towed application.
  • If you are entering the Mozambique with $US 5,000 or more, a "Declaration of entry of foreign currency" must be collected and completed at the customs desk
  • If your vehicle is longer than 6 meters, then you will be required to put reflectors on the front and rear of your vehicle.
  • Each vehicle must have the 2 red reflective triangles & 2 reflective vests
  • No drugs, firearms or explosive materials can be brought in Mozambique.

Border & Vehicle Costs (Prices are subject to change):

  • 3rd party insurance (available at the border) is compulsary - R150 per vehicle and R80 per Trailer.
  • A Temporary import permit for vehicles and whatever trailer you are towing - R10 each.
  • Approximate total needed for the border: R350 (prices are subject to change)

Every visitor is entitled to import the following:

  • Goods to the value of $US 200, inclusive of beer and other consumables, such as meat.
  • 1 (one) litre of spirits
  • 2,5 litres (3 bottles) of wine
  • 2 cartons (or 400) cigarettes
  • Children under the age of 18 do not qualify for liquor allowances.

Terms & Conditions:

AccommodationMozambique.co.za cannot be held liable for any change in prices / rates, requirements & times above. This is merely a guide to help you plan your trip into Mozambique, but every attempt is made to keep the information contained herein as accurate as possible. Always check what requirements is needed by contacting the authorities directly at Tel: +27 (0)35 - 592 9181 (Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro Border Post)

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