Mozambique Travelling Tips
Documents required at the Mozambique Borders:
BORDER & VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid Passport (SA residents do not require visas, though all other nationalities require visas to get into Mozambique.)
- Valid Driver's Licence of the driver (SA drivers licence accepted)
- Vehicle Registration Documents
- A Temporary import permit for vehicles must be obtained at the border (only DA341 form)
- Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance Certificate
- 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 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.
BORDER & VEHICLE COSTS:
- 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)
Whats the best Anti-Malaria Tablets to take?:
There are different types of anti-malaria tablets available to choose from. Choosing one depends on your medical history and what malaria area you are visiting. The most effective and common anti-malaria tablets on the market today is either Mefloquine (Mefliam) or Doxycycline (Doxitab) which both require a prescription. Contact your nearest doctor to prescibe you with what recommended.
Safety when travelling and staying in Mozambique:
Although Mozambique does not pose a high crime rate, safety is still important when travelling and staying in a foreign country. Below are few safety tips:
- When travelling and staying over in Mozambique, remember to lock all your car doors when you leave your vehicle.
- Keep all valubles in a safe place when you leave the premises you are staying at.
- When site seeing and touring, make sure to keep the valubles you are carrying close by.
- Avoid driving at night.
- Do not drink and drive.
- Drugs are illegal and do not be tempted by offers what so ever.
- There are no shark nets, and in any situation, always keep an eye on your children when bathing.
- Stick to the rules and obey all signs to avoid the obvious inconveniences when breaking the law.
- Beware of con artists and do not accept bribes.
- Do not go off the beaten track as Mozambique is known to have undetected landmines from its past civil war in isolated areas.
- Some areas are very protected and photo's aren't alowed.
- Some beaches are protected and 4x4 are not permitted.
- Respect the locals, their community and do not litter
What to bring when travelling to Mozambique:
When Travelling to Mozambique, there are a few things that we recommend that you take
- Petrol canister for extra fuel, especially when travelling long distances as some petrol stations run 'dry' though the busy holiday seasons and you do not want to run out of fuel for you inconvenience.
- Spare tire incase you get a puncture or blowout
- Wheel Jack and Wheel Spanner
- First Aid kit
- Sun protection
- Hat or peak to cover the sun
- Bathing or Beach Towels
- Toilet paper
- Extra cash in hand incase you cannot draw or are not near an ATM
- Bring meat from South Africa if you are planning to have a braai (barbeque) in the first few nights.
- Cooler box to keep meat / cool drinks cool and fresh
- Cell phone charger
- Washing powder
- Dishwashing liquid
- Refuse Bags
- Mosquito Coils, Tabard, and other Prophylactics
- Lots of bottled water as some taps in Mozambique could be contaminated or is not fresh.
- Camera and binoculars for all the good times spend in Mozambique :-)