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    Hi
    The new tar road and bridge appears to be complete from kosi bay to Maputo


    Question is after bridge it appears a right turn into EN1 which then has all the traffic etc till past the soccer stadium. Is this the best route or would be better to go towards Komatiport and then right onto bypass road ?
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    I'd rather use the Moamba road or else the bypass that you mention. Going through Maputo will always be a nightmare, ESPECIALLY at that bloody soccer stadium.
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    we did tofo to ponta ; via zimpeto ( soccer stadium ) in one day ; actually about 9 hours ; no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayefe View Post
    we did tofo to ponta ; via zimpeto ( soccer stadium ) in one day ; actually about 9 hours ; no problem.
    only if you have a Moz number plate and speak Portuguese.........all ZA cars are stopped by those paramilitary at the stadium and searched and bribes requested

    I avoid Maputo at all costs.
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    After crossing the bridge an alternative could be to head straight through the city centre and along the new coastal road past Costa do Sol. The road continues all the way to Marracuene where it joins the EN1. It has double lanes and less traffic compared to the EN1 past Zimpeto. Just keep to the 60Km/hr speed limit! As long as itís not peak times, Maputo city traffic is less hectic than the EN1 which is always busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    only if you have a Moz number plate and speak Portuguese.........all ZA cars are stopped by those paramilitary at the stadium and searched and bribes requested

    I avoid Maputo at all costs.
    Iíve driven in and around Maputo many many times. In spite of having a ZA car and not speaking Portuguese Iíve never been searched nor asked for a bribe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OffTheHamsterWheel View Post
    After crossing the bridge an alternative could be to head straight through the city centre and along the new coastal road past Costa do Sol. The road continues all the way to Marracuene where it joins the EN1. It has double lanes and less traffic compared to the EN1 past Zimpeto. Just keep to the 60Km/hr speed limit! As long as itís not peak times, Maputo city traffic is less hectic than the EN1 which is always busy.
    Yes, very good route,... Most Important is the "Keep to 60"

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    [QUOTE=jelo;4233835]I'd rather use the Moamba road or else the bypass that you mention. Going through Maputo will always be a nightmare, ESPECIALLY at that bloody soccer stadium.[/QUOTE
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    How recent is your experience ?
    A number of friends who have come in from Komatiport recently say no problems even when they had been speeding. Let off with a warning and in most cases waved through. Apparently orders from higher up that corruption etc was having a negative effect on tourism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayefe View Post
    we did tofo to ponta ; via zimpeto ( soccer stadium ) in one day ; actually about 9 hours ; no problem.
    Could you give a few more specific details
    I.e did you carry on straight past stadium and then left onto road over new bay bridge and new tar to kosi bay border ?
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    Just came back from Inhambane/Tofo a week ago via Komatipoort though. Some speed sign boards missing on the way out of towns, which caused one to travel at 60km/h for looong stretches, then the 80km/h board, followed almost immediately by a 60km/h sign. Started looking at the opposite side of the road and when found the 80km/h sign in the opposite direction we would speed up again. We were traveling in 2 GP reg vehicles, did stick to the speed limits in the towns. Approaching roadblocks, we were slowed down, were never stopped, just waived through. Overall it was a great experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richarda View Post
    How recent is your experience ?
    A number of friends who have come in from Komatiport recently say no problems even when they had been speeding. Let off with a warning and in most cases waved through. Apparently orders from higher up that corruption etc was having a negative effect on tourism
    about 2 years ago............which is the last time I needed to go through the place and I'll still avoid it at all costs
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP vd Merwe View Post
    Just came back from Inhambane/Tofo a week ago via Komatipoort though. Some speed sign boards missing on the way out of towns, which caused one to travel at 60km/h for looong stretches, then the 80km/h board, followed almost immediately by a 60km/h sign. Started looking at the opposite side of the road and when found the 80km/h sign in the opposite direction we would speed up again. We were traveling in 2 GP reg vehicles, did stick to the speed limits in the towns. Approaching roadblocks, we were slowed down, were never stopped, just waived through. Overall it was a great experience.
    yep, there is a stretch just before Xai Xai with no boards and another just before the Inhambane turn-off if I recall
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    Quote Originally Posted by OffTheHamsterWheel View Post
    Iíve driven in and around Maputo many many times. In spite of having a ZA car and not speaking Portuguese Iíve never been searched nor asked for a bribe.
    good for you, just not my experience

    maybe a big red Wrangler is just a target?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    only if you have a Moz number plate and speak Portuguese.........all ZA cars are stopped by those paramilitary at the stadium and searched and bribes requested

    I avoid Maputo at all costs.
    Yes you are not wrong but ....we did ponta to RNN (about 3900km to get to RNN) via gurue ,cumba etc and were stopped about 2 ? 3 ? times - 1 fine only 1000mets ...; then from deep inside RNN travelled back across to pemba and all the way back to ponta again ; saw lots of the policia de transito clowns including some tannies now but in most cases they did not stop us ; we travelled from mid july to mid august ; covered +- 7000 km inside moz ; did pomene in november 2018 with a moz friend and were stopped once ; did ponta and road to kommatipoort in May 2019 and were stopped for license check up only ; it appears that the clowns sorry , cops , are getting better , meaning better for us ?

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