Fuel Stations in Mozambique

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Fuel Stations in Mozambique

Find the best places to fill up with fuel during your journey into and through Mozambique

We encourage visitors to plan their journey carefully when travelling through Mozambique. You won't come across 'garages' or fuel station as often as you do in more developed countries such as South Africa and one can travel for hundreds of kilometers without a fuel station in sight. Although Mozambique's infrastructure is constantly improving, it's still a third world country and fuel stocks in smaller towns can also 'run dry' and remain like that during the busy holiday season.

Fuel suggestions and tips for long distance travellers

The general rule of thumb is to fill up with fuel BEFORE you enter Mozambique especially in countries where prices per litre are much cheaper than Mozambique such as Swaziland (eSwatini). Depending what border you enter Mozambique from, certain roads are notoriously difficult to navigate due to countless potholes - which reduces your speed as a result therefore increasing fuel consumption drastically. It is best to fill up in Mozambique's larger cities and towns because not only are there more fuel stations available but they are also better maintained as opposed to older stations in remote villages which may have contaminated fuel.

If you are travelling with a fuel canistor or a 'jerry can', then make sure you fill it up after you have crossed Mozambique's border otherwise you will have to delcare the extra fuel at customs + pay import tax.

On a final note - fuel is more expensive the further north you travel in Mozambique.

South Africa → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Kosi Bay Border:
Fill up at Manguzi - 18km before and en-route to the border post. If you are travelling north towards Maputo then you can refill at Bela Vista, Matola and / or Maputo.

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Fuel Stations near Komatipoort / Lebombo Border:
Fill up at Komatipoort - 3km before the border post. There are numerous fuel stations in Matola and Maputo city to fill up at before heading north along the EN1.

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Fuel Stations near Giriyondo Border (Kruger national park):
Either Fill up at Phalaborwa - 95km west of the border or at Mopani Camp within the Kruger National Park 44km west of the border. Refill at Massingir 77km after you have crossed the Mozambican border.

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Fuel Stations near Pafuri Border:

If you are travelling on the R524 then fill up at the Caltex in Saselamani 21km before the Punda Maria Gate (to the Kruger National Park) which is 87km from the border post. If you are travelling from Musina then fill up at the Caltex in Tshipise 134km west of the border post. There's a fuel station in Mapai 93km after the border post in Mozambique but do not rely on this station for fuel. If you are travelling south then refill in Chokwe 254km from Mapai. If you are heading north then refill in Massangena 218km from Mapai.

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Swaziland (eSwatini) → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Goba - Mhlumeni Border:
Fill up at Siteki along the MR7 30km before the border. You can refill at Boane, Matola and / or Maputo if you are travelling north to the EN1. Bela Vista and Ponta do Ouro also have fuel stations if you are travelling south in that direction.

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Fuel Stations near Namaacha - Lomahasha Border:
There are 2 fuel stations in Lomahasha (Swazi side) of the border and 1 in Namaacha (Mozambican side). Both these towns are located at the border. You can refill at Boane, Matola and / or Maputo if you are travelling north to the EN1. Bela Vista and Ponta do Ouro also have fuel stations if you are travelling south in that direction.

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Zimbabwe → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Cashel / Rotanda Border:
This is a pedestrian / "drop-off" border crossing ONLY (by foot). No vehicle is allowed through this border.

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Fuel Stations near Chiqualaquala - Sango Border:
If you are travelling from the Beitbridge border, there is an Engen fuel station 78km north along the A4. 63km further north is another fuel station in Rutenga (where you will turn right to Mbizi to Boli and all the way to the border post). There's a Total fuel station in Runde (along the A4) if you are travelling from / past Masvingo. Another fuel station is in Rutenga 40km south (where you will turn left to Mbizi to Boli and all the way to the border post).

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Fuel Stations near Chitompo Border:
There is very little travel information about this border and is seldomly crossed therefore we advise you not to use this border to get into Mozambique. Otherwise 60km south is the "Mzarabani Service Station" along the A12 in Muzarabani, Zimbabwe. There are no fuel stations on the Mozambican side of this border other than Mague which can only be accessed via the Mecumbura / Mukumbura Border ±155km east of Chitompo Border (which we recommend you cross if you have a 4x4 and are within this area of Zimbabwe).

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Fuel Stations near Cuchamano - Nyampanda Border:
There is a Total fuel station in Nyamapanda (at the border) however we strongly suggest you fill up at Mutoko located on the A2 95km from the border post. Once you are in Mozambique, you can either refill in Changara (52km from the border) or Tete (146km from the border) if you are travelling north into Mozambique. There are no fuel stations along the ±300km stretch between Changara and Chimoio if you are travelling south. Fuel stations are readily available in Chimoio for you to refill.

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Fuel Stations near Espangabera - Mount Selinda Border:
Fill up in Chipinge 44km before the border post. If you are travelling north or south, then we highly suggest you travel 200km east and join the EN1 at Muxungue (Nova Golega) where there is a fuel station. You can refill in Inchope 152km north (along the EN1) of Muxungue or at Save 111km south (along the EN1) of Muxungue.

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Fuel Stations near Machipanda - Forbes Border:
Fill up in Mutare 10km from the border or at the Total just before the border post. There are moer fuel stations Manica where you can topup. The towns of Chimoio and Inchope further east along the EN6 both offer fuel stations (the latter joins the EN1).

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Fuel Stations near Mecumbura / Mukumbura Border:
There's a fuel station in Mount Darwin just off the A11, en-route, ±100km south of the border post. You may be able to refill in Mague ±50km after you've crossed the Mozambican border otherwise there are several fuel stations in Tete 260km east of Mague.

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Malawi → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Biri Biri / Biri Wiri Border:
There are several fuel stations in Ntcheu 13km before the border. You can then refill in Moatize or Tete ±230km south of the border post.

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Fuel Stations near Dedza / Calomue Border:
You can either fill up in Lilongwe or at the border in Dedza before entering Mozambique. Moatize and Tete offer several fuel stations to refill at ±290km south of the border post.

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Fuel Stations near Mandimba - Chiponde Border:
We suggest you fill up in Mangochi 52km from the border post. You could topup in Mandimba just after the border in Mozambique but there are fuel stations to refill in Lichinga and Cuamba - both 160km from the border post.

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Fuel Stations near Milange - Mulanje Border:
We recommend you fill up in Blantyre ±100km from the border post. You can either refill in the town of Milange (just after the border) or in Mocuba ±200km from the border post where you can also join the EN1.

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Fuel Stations near Villa Nova de Fronteira / Marka Border:
We recommend you fill up in Blantyre before embarking you journey along the M1 south towards the border post. There are a few towns along the M1 where you can refill including Chikwawa, Nchalo and Ngabu (the latter is the closest town to the border with a fuel station). If you are travelling south in Mozambique, then the next town to stopover and refill is Caia along the EN1 ±180km from the border post. The stretch from the border to Tete is ±320km long, so remember to refill in Tete once you get there.

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Fuel Stations near Zobue - Mwanza Border:
We recommend you fill up in Blantyre ±110km before you cross the border into Mozambique. Tete is located 140km from the border post where you can stopover and refill.

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Zambia → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Cassacatiza / Chaninda - Chimefusa Border:
Note: Most travellers prefer to travel through Malawi into Mozambique than through this border post. Otherwise there are several towns along the T4 with fuel stations including Katete, 54km from the border post. The journey to Tete is ±275km long where you can stopover and refill.

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Tanzania → Where to fill up with fuel before and after the Mozambican border post:

Fuel Stations near Matchedje Border:
We recommend you fill up in Songea ±130km north before entering Mozambique through this border. The next town where you can refill is in Lichinga ±230km south of the border post. A lot of travellers prefer to enter Mozambique through Malawi.

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Fuel Stations near Namoto - Kilambo Ferry Border:
Note: We highly recommend you do not cross this border into Mozambique (see border page for more information). Otherwise the best place to fill up is in Mtwara 40km north of the border. The next stopover for fuel is in Mocimboa da Praia 124km south of the border.

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Fuel Stations near Negomano / Mtambaswala (Unity Bridge) Border:
Note: We highly recommend you do not cross this border into Mozambique (see border page for more information). Otherwise fill up in Masasi 110km north of the border post. Once you cross the border you can either refill in Mocimboa da Praia ±275km east and then head south to Pemba or travel straight to Pemba (note: this a ±500km haul).

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Mozambique Fuel Station Map:

Click on the image below to view our pictorial map showing where you can locate a fuel station within Mozambique. The "F" icon represents an area with a fuel station.

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