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    Hi Forum Members
    You rock!
    Anyway, I have another question for the forum regarding mulitple border crossings into and out of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    I would like to know, more or less the correct procedures to follow regarding multiple entries, cross border fees, etc. There are so many conflicting rates my head spins!

    Our first crossing will be

    Botswana, Kazangula to Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe to Zambia at Vic Falls - Just passing through Zim - In transit

    Stay in Zambia for 3 days

    Next Zambia to Zimbabwe (Mana Pools) at Chirundu and then 6 days later back the same way

    Zimbabwe/Zambia @ Chirundu - Stay over in Zambia 1 night

    Zambia/Sesheke (Katima Mulilo)

    We are 2 vehicles of which one is towing a trailer.

    Your input will be greatly appreciated.

    Karin

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    Moenie Chirundu gebruik nie. Ry liewer oor die Dam by Kariba grenspos. Maak seker jou vehicle verification papiere is in plek

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalvis View Post
    Moenie Chirundu gebruik nie. Ry liewer oor die Dam by Kariba grenspos. Maak seker jou vehicle verification papiere is in plek
    Dankie Lalvis
    Ons kamp by Mvuu amper reg oorkant Mana Pools aan die Zambie kant. Die afstand van hier deur Chirundu is 177km teenoor 319km via Kariba. Is jy nog steeds van mening dat Kariba beter is? Tydsgewys? Ek vra, want ek was nog nooit aan daai kant nie en dis ons eerste keer deur Zambie en Zimbabwe. Groentjie.
    Baie dankie

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    Ek glo baie mense kan vir jou raad gee. Ek ry gereeld deur Beit Brug. BeitBrug is al n taai toffie. Chirundu nog taaieŕ. Hom al n paar keer gebruik. Die tyd wat jy gaan spaar en die bonus van die brug beleef glo ek dat jy jou humeur gaan spaar. Chirundu is erg baie erg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karin de Kock View Post
    Dankie Lalvis
    Ons kamp by Mvuu amper reg oorkant Mana Pools aan die Zambie kant. Die afstand van hier deur Chirundu is 177km teenoor 319km via Kariba. Is jy nog steeds van mening dat Kariba beter is? Tydsgewys? Ek vra, want ek was nog nooit aan daai kant nie en dis ons eerste keer deur Zambie en Zimbabwe. Groentjie.
    Baie dankie
    Hi Karin,

    Chirundu is a hassle- no doubt- but as you are I in a hurry and will be going through Zim/Zambia border post twice, once to Mana from Mvuu and then again from Mana to Livingstone, I would suggest that you get a PCC (Police clearance) and bite the bullet at Chirundu. Many people have done this before successfully. They do occasionally request a PPC at Kariba (even though they are flexible), I have found the crossing there to be slow at times. However, if you need to shop then Kariba is not a bad option- take your pick.

    Road blocks, border crossings and speed traps are part of the trip don't frighten yourself to such a extent that panic sets in. Take it easy! you are on holiday. There are good guys out there. It is all doable!

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    See attached note as a guide only and it isn't complete. Guys, please add this could help Karin and others planning to go to Zim and Zambia.

    Into Zambia
    From the Zambian tourism site:
    The information below can be seen as a guide for crossing into Zambia ifyou are doing a self-drive trip with your own vehicle. If you hire avehicle you will need additional information which you should receive from yourcar hire company. Be aware that the information below may be subject to change.Be sure to verify before you begin your trip.
    Documents required if you own your vehicle:
    1) Valid Passport
    2) Driver’s license
    3) A certified copy of your vehicle’s registration papers (and trailerif you are taking one)
    4) Proof that your vehicle is insured
    5) If your vehicle is financed by the bank get a letter of authorityfrom the bank with your travel dates on it.
    6) If you are not the owner of the vehicle bring a letter of authorityfrom the owner, signed by both parties with their respective ID numbers,stating that you are able to take the vehicle across the border.
    7) Police clearance is still a grey area. SA is wanting to stop theissuing of police clearance certificates. The Zambia Tourism team thattravelled to Zambia recently was never asked for one, but had one with them.
    8) A valid yellow fever certificate for when you leave Zambia.
    Below is a list of documents that you will need to complete at the borderwhen entering Zambia (this changes from time to time, so, as above, use it as abasic guide only and verify before you set off). Tip: make sure you have Kwachaand US$ with you. You can exchange US$ at the border for Kwacha but you won’tget a favourable exchange rate.
    You will need to complete the following:
    1) CIP form (Customs Importation Permit for visitors with vehicles)
    a. This form is valid for 30 days but can be extended once in Zambia ata customs office in major cities such as Lusaka or Ndola.
    b. Your visa will also only be valid for 30 days so you will need toextend that first before you can extend the CIP form as your CIP extension willbe based on what your visa says.
    2) Certificate of Motor insurance. Depending on vehicle it can cost +/-K400 – K600 (trailer as well, the amount ?)
    3) Pay the district council. Cost +/- K30
    4) Road Transport and Safety Agency. +/- US$ 20 (trailer as well?)
    Total cost:
    Vehicle requirements for border crossing:
    1) ZA sticker if your vehicle is from South Africa
    2) Red reflector tape on your rear bumper (can be small squares on eachside )
    3) White reflector tape on the front bumper (can be small squares oneach side )
    4) 2 x warning triangles
    5) Fire extinguisher
    6) White and red T-signs for trailers. White displayed on the frontright corner (if you are facing forward) and red on the rear right hand side ofthe trailer. This is the side the traffic will pass you.
    The below drawing is as perSupersunbird from Garsfontein. Thanx!
    Below is what the rear of a SA trailer in Zimbabwe and Zambia should looklike.

    See in attachment.

    There must also be a White T sign at the front of the trailer.



    Into Zimbabwe:

    Some of the above are applicable in Zimbabwe as well, seeSupersunbird’s drawing:

    1. RSA registeredvehicles pay a Carbon Tax validfor 30 days. You need to get them to clarify that this is applicable for adouble entry – but expect that they will demand a 2nd payment whenyou want to re-enter.

    (This is payable for the ZIM RoadAgency account).
    Below 1500cc US$6
    1501 to 2000cc US$11
    2001 to 3000cc US$15
    3001cc and above US$30



    1. 3rd PartyInsurance - cost at US$30 for a 12 months period. Get at borderdo not bother getting from the AA you will end up paying twice. If you have atrailer ($10) then you need to pay for it as well.


    2. T.I.P -(Temporary Import Permit) is issued at the border for no charge. You are goingvia Chirundu then get a police clearance certificate.

    3. VISA – assuming allRSA citizens then no visa is required.

    4. Commercial Vehicle Guarantee (CVG). This is normally charged for arental and the CVG will not be more than $50 and is valid for 30days.

    Total payable toZIMRA $55 for a RSA citizen in his own vehicle with a trailer.

    Road Access Fee (RAF) US$10 per vehicleper entry, payable every time you cross the border into the Zim. Normally paidat an outside pay point/office to one of the regional officials. At times they ask for $10 for the trailer -don’t offer to pay this as it is not required.

    Total cost of bordercrossing $65
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    Net nog n tip. As jy by jou plaaslike voertuigtak kom het van hullè die idee om jou na die plaaslike registrasie owerheid te stuur vir n seker CIP voŕm. Ek mag verkeerd wees met die afkorting.
    Moenie daardie pad loop nie. N police clearence is net nodig wanneer jy n voertuig of tydelik of permanent uitvoer.
    Jy vra vir n police verification vorm. Jy benodig n registrasie dokument en id.
    As jy die ander pad loop gaan jy sukkel om later lisensies uit te neem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalvis View Post
    Net nog n tip. As jy by jou plaaslike voertuigtak kom het van hullè die idee om jou na die plaaslike registrasie owerheid te stuur vir n seker CIP voŕm. Ek mag verkeerd wees met die afkorting.
    Moenie daardie pad loop nie. N police clearence is net nodig wanneer jy n voertuig of tydelik of permanent uitvoer.
    Jy vra vir n police verification vorm. Jy benodig n registrasie dokument en id.
    As jy die ander pad loop gaan jy sukkel om later lisensies uit te neem.
    Hi Lalvis
    My voertuig is in Namibie geregistreer maar my vriende in RSA. Ek verstaan die Police Clearance moet gekanselleer word wanneer die voertuig weer terug in RSA kom anders is daar probleme. Nog nie so seker oor Nam nie, maar ek neem aan dis dieselfde geval? Ek neem dus kennis van die Police Verification. Baie dankie. Dit sal die pad vorentoe net makliker maak want Police Clearance word nie meer in Suid Afrika uitgereik tensy jy die voertuig uitvoer nie.
    Baie dankie vir jou hulp. Word waardeer.

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    Here's the way I handled the PCC through my Local Traffic department. Lalvis, you are correct the so called official SAPS PCC is normally only issued if you wish to export a vehicle. If done incorrectly then this SAPS PCC will remove your vehicle from the SA vehicle registration data base.
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    I don't think you need yellow reaver anymore unless you are coming from around North Africa ect

    Health recommendation: CDC does not recommend yellow fever vaccine for most travelers to Zambia. However, you might consider this vaccine if you are staying a long time or will be heavily exposed to mosquitoes.

    Country entry requirement: The government of Zambia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination upon arrival if you are traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US - see complete list: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.)

    For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Zambia. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.

    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/zambia





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    Just to add emphasis from personal experience, a Police Verification Certificate is the way to go rather than a Police Clearance Certificate as stated above. A Police Clearance Certificate is only required if the vehicle is being permanently exported. If you return the vehicle to SA after a Police Clearance Certificate you will have to go through the rigmarole of re-importing it as it will have been removed from the South African vehicle register.
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    Be prepared for staff at the borderpost that might tempt you to loose your patience. Don't, just keep smiling and follow their directions.

    At Kwazungula the Zambian customs were in a building that reminded me most of a chicken shack. Still they had a big flatscreen TV in there. And although the office was crowded with waiting people and terrible hot, the tennis match on the TV interested them way more then then visitors. Took us about an hour.

    When crossing from Zambia into Zimbabwe at Vic Falls, the Zim staff had a lengthy discussion about where our defender was produced. As they are not too keen on British, I didn't mention the word England. After about half an hour, they came to the decision that it was produced in Japan, so it must be in South Africa. Then another discussion started about the engine size. The lady did not believe it was a 2,2 litre diesel. It must be more. After a while she decided it was "over three litres".

    Once back and after some time has passed, you remember these things with a smile. At the moment you may struggle to keep your ease. So just keep smiling and keep polite as it will be the fastest way through.
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    On May this year ,at Chirundu it took me half hour to convince the Zam. and Zim. officers to let me cross the border without PCC or what they call Interpol form

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Just to add emphasis from personal experience, a Police Verification Certificate is the way to go rather than a Police Clearance Certificate as stated above. A Police Clearance Certificate is only required if the vehicle is being permanently exported. If you return the vehicle to SA after a Police Clearance Certificate you will have to go through the rigmarole of re-importing it as it will have been removed from the South African vehicle register.
    I was also advised by the Police (as stationed at the Paarl Traffic / Testing Centre) that the Police Verification Certificate is in any case what they have been instructed is all they may issue; so I also have a Police Verification Certificate for my vehicle - upcoming Dec. trip Namibia / Zambia / Botswana.

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