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    I think the respect thing in general can be used anywhere even with our police

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    One thing I have heard is the most guys traveling in Africa take these three things
    GPS, Satellite phone and Radio.
    So I’m looking to get myself a Garmin Nuvi 50 LM and the tracks for Africa
    and now wanted to know what do you guys think of that GPS?
    Is an satellite phone really nesacary and what radio will be good to use for convoy coms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africanswede View Post
    A good thing is to get the SA police to stamp all your certified copies.
    This they think is good. Looks more official and in our case, copies have been
    accepted as "originals". make two packs of copies. Can be useful.
    We made copies of all documents
    when we did our first longer trip in 2009
    and laminated them, also the driver licence copies.

    With that copies we travelled 7 months,
    only one guy in Malawi realised that its copies.

    We had plenty of them with us,
    so when a policemen somewhere in Tanzania at the Dar - Eringa Road
    (well known for that, every village does have a radar gun)
    tried to get us for "speeding", we handed it over to him and said,
    well than lets go to court on Monday.

    We also always track our route, with the garmin and with a data logger,
    I can quickly download the tracked route from the garmin
    and show it to them on the computer. Also helps in 99 % of the cases.

    But at MOZ, never any problems ...

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    awesome, I will add the route I want to take soon and get some more info from you guys

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    I did read that you are looking at going through at Kosi Bay. We were there on 26th Dec 2012, spent 3 min at the South African side, filled in the visitor form and Vehicle information form on the Moz side, they stamped the passports and we were through in 10min. I spent more time deflating tyres at the border.
    Komatipoort (Resano Garcia)from 15th December is however a nightmare I would avoid this border completely. I have waited in a que before for a whole day.
    To exit Mozambique via Chokwe and Masingir Dam and through Giriyondo,
    Kruger Park is a nice alternative. Get to spend some time in Kruger too. Just do all your bookings and like everbody above has said, just go enjoy.

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    Kosi bay is an international border only by a technicality. My American ex-gf thought I was exaggerating when I told her the tar ends on the line between Moz and SA. It really does. And the couple of prefab buildings hardly look official.

    But agreed, it's the quickest and easiest way to get into Moz. I've heard on certain days at the beginning and end of school holidays it can get busy, but that's it. It's mainly used by tourists. Komatipoort is used by everyone and his donkey. I won't be going through there in a hurry again. Would rather take the scenic route through the Kruger and risk drowning my Jeep at Pafuri.
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    Awesome, so the best route into is to take the Kruger border crossing
    I heard itís a must to overnight in the Kruger or you will be fined at the border crossing
    Anyone heard of this before
    (Read it in the Weg Mozambique)
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    Not sure about "best", but it's my next route. Haven't done it myself, but it's high on the list. If I wasn't dragged kicking and screaming to Henties in Jan (I hate fishing, and they wouldn't let me take my bikes with ), I would've done that route.
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    No its not a question of a fine. Its compulsory to spend 2 nights in Kruger prior to your crossing the border. This is the only way to stop 1000 x taxis entering the Park and speeding through to the border.
    You must remember, Giriyondo Border is the gate entering into the Transfrontier Park through to Massingir Dam where you will exit on route to Chokwe and on to Xai Xai.
    The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park has the same rule, 2 nights in the Park and then only can you Exit via Mata Mata to Namibia. Can you imagine the dust and the traffic through these parks if you could enter and drive straight through??

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    I may be wrong, but I don't think 2 nights is compulsary, one night definately is..... We overnighted for 1 night only at Mopani and then went thru Giriyondo the next day with no problems or questions.

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    Clint_Hemi - Well I’m still planning my route so will get all the info I can get and make an educated choice. Same that’s bad I mean you hating fishing haha and if I had a bike I would have wanted to take it with as well J

    Bosobogolo – Oh so its two night of beautiful SA outdoors before I enjoy the coast of Moz, sound good J

    Any advice on where in the Kruger to stay over?

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    Hi Alicat, you are correct, I just called SANPARKS and confirmed your comment. 1 night in Kruger and 2 nights in the Kgalagadi.

    imkev, Letaba or Mopani camps are good to overnight. I stayed at Letaba as it was on route from Phalaborwa Gate.

    Phalaborwa Gate phone number 013 735 3549

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    Mopani is also highly recommended.... if you book now, you should be lucky and get a good chalet on the dam.... this pic is of the view we had from our chalet. Was a 6 sleeper, think it was unit 24 or 28, but if I hadn't booked so far in advance we would never have got this, it really was beautiful. The camp also has a pool and fuel to fill up before you leave and the border is only about 45 mins from camp. Camp is also accessed via Phalaborwa Gate
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    Awesome thanks for the info; what are the costs involve staying in the parks

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    Here's a couple more pics.... the revoltingly busy border post the view of Massingir Dam on the Moz side, and the campsite at Campismo Aguia Pesquiera that gave us this fabulous view, really beautiful place....
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    That chalet at Mopani was almost R1700 for the night... not cheap, but for one night and that view... it was worth it

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    Well I'm actually looking to camp most of the times even in Moz and then stay a night or 2 in a chalet in Moz

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    I don't see what the fuss is about HAVING to stay in the Kruger for a night. That would be one of the highlights of my trip.

    I just wish they would make it legal to hunt Rhino poachers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint_Hemi View Post
    I don't see what the fuss is about HAVING to stay in the Kruger for a night. That would be one of the highlights of my trip.

    I just wish they would make it legal to hunt Rhino poachers.

    Well as I told my better half itís the best of both worlds I get to play around in the bush and do all the off-roading and she can enjoy the white beaches and turquoise waters

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    If I take route from Pretoria to the Lebombo Border control in Komatiepoort and sleep over at the border post or camp sites close to the border post.
    Are their any good camp site to stop over before crossing the border or is it better to cross the border and spend the night in Moz

    any suggestion would really be appreciated

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