Route advice: Komatipoort to Ponta Do Ouro





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    Default Route advice: Komatipoort to Ponta Do Ouro

    I heard about a new road and bridge ... Google Maps does not seem to know about it it (see their attached suggested route)?

    What is the best route to get from Southern Krugerpark to Ponta Do Oura, considering the new road and bridge?

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    Default Re: Route advice: Komatipoort to Ponta Do Ouro

    From ponta to katembe just over an hour ; there are two good restaurants in katembe - o Farol (the lighthouse) and Marisol ( sea and sun); we opted for the Farol and had an excellent meal ; excellent if you appreciate mozambican cuisine (rissois ; prawn samoosas, catembes , grilled serra and vermelhao , pudding caramel ;coffee and aguardente ).
    ...but we found the food very expensive ; starting at ponta ; we found the restaurant at the south beach very expensive ; parque malongane our long ago school holidays preferred campsite sold us pregos - very good but very expensive ! but we found a new baker next to the road selling pao at 10 mets each ;The drive from ponta to komatipoort was rather easy ; the road is new up to the new bridge then cross the bridge and you take the (old )road to ressano ; expect a build up in matola ; no one asked for nothing ; both at ponta and ressano ; other than some money for medicine (customs official) ....; a brief chat and good handshake off we went ;caravan fridge packed with meat for ponta and knp ; excellent holidays ; water temp around 25 Deg C ; ponta do ouro and malongane bays !
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    Default Re: Route advice: Komatipoort to Ponta Do Ouro

    The new bridge should cut over an hour off your travel time.
    Planning to travel that route on 26 July.
    You'll have to set your GPS to take you to the north side of the bridge.
    Once you cross then GPS to ponta

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    Default Re: Route advice: Komatipoort to Ponta Do Ouro

    Just to clarify we did not need any gps , maps, nothing ; just followed the road signs and was rather easy and quick to get to katembe ; then to proceed to ressano garcia ; we were also lucky with the traffic cops ; we were not stopped once as they were busy with other local chapas and "customers" .... ; i dont follow that google map that you have posted ; ... I mean 1 hour and an half if that and you are on the outskirts of maputo ; take the circle after the bridge ; follow the signs ; as easy as that ; old road through boane used to be pot holes galore ; i saw the sign at bela vista but just carried on the new road; yes matola build up tests your nerve but nothing that you cannot do and once passed ressano garcia is quick ;the way to go imo. Rgds.

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