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    BEITBRIDGE UPDATE - July 10th 2022


    Very pleased to see and experience first hand the new and revamped Beitbridge Border Post today - 10 minutes through the Zimbabwean side and a remarkably smooth process too. RSA side similar time but significantly less organized and more run down.


    Huge renovations and construction going on as you arrive at the border from Zim side - some signage improvements would be my only suggestion. But by September this should all be done.


    Had the pleasure of meeting Bertha Mutowemba - the regional Zimbabwe Tourism Authority-Beitbridge Manager. (Tapiwa her predecessor has been promoted to Kariba Tourism Manager) She’s your direct point of call on arrival if you’re self driving through and her office is there to assist passenger vehicles. Bertha +263 77 2344317


    South African self drivers and other travelers visiting for tourism purposes from RSA, please be assured that the Beitbridge horror stories of old are no longer an issue.


    This is very encouraging for our under developed but very important self drive market coming into Gonarezhou and the rest of Zimbabwe.


    Well done Zimbabwe Tourism Authority on a great outcome! 🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼
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    Wow. Looks just like Kasane.
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    Wonderful News. Send the RSA team around for a visit.
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    I can echo these sentiments. I will be in Zim a lot more in future with my next trip in October. Can't wait.
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    Wow.

    That is very impressive.
    Thanks for the update. Encouraging indeed.
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    Looks fantastic, don't want to be cynical but I wonder how long it will look like that .....................
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    4x4 Zim thanks for the pictures. Great improvement. That border looked very different back in 1999 when we last crossed.
    Please let us know about your experience once you will drive in the other direction from SA to Zim.
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    Just a heads up, we went through Beitbridge today and had to pay an extra US$40 to Zim Borders for a border access pass. This seems to be new and is over and above the R125 toll fee. For the TIP, a Defender with a camper trailer was seen as a minibus and not a private vehicle - US$60. This is possibly the most expensive border crossing in Southern Africa. The Zim side took us 2 hours, with half waiting to pay for the e-Tip. The staff were all friendly and the crossing was stress free once we had got rid of the touts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post
    Just a heads up, we went through Beitbridge today and had to pay an extra US$40 to Zim Borders for a border access pass. This seems to be new and is over and above the R125 toll fee. For the TIP, a Defender with a camper trailer was seen as a minibus and not a private vehicle - US$60. This is possibly the most expensive border crossing in Southern Africa. The Zim side took us 2 hours, with half waiting to pay for the e-Tip. The staff were all friendly and the crossing was stress free once we had got rid of the touts.
    According to Bertha private vehicle + trailer pay 60
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    Default Re: Beitbridge Update - Point of Contact

    But there is also an extra $40 Zim Border fee now so it costs $100 plus the R125 toll. The extra $40 is not on Bertha's list of fees

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    picking up an old thread

    i hear Bertha has moved on so can anyone help with the Zimbabwe Tourism person to get help from for crossing the border from SA to Zim.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katanga View Post
    picking up an old thread

    i hear Bertha has moved on so can anyone help with the Zimbabwe Tourism person to get help from for crossing the border from SA to Zim.

    thanks
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    Default Re: Beitbridge Update - Point of Contact

    Quote Originally Posted by MikevR View Post
    Cleopatra 00263 7 73265532 . hard to get hold of sometimes but keep trying
    Cleopatra has 2 numbers:
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    2. To contact via whatsapp +263 719265532.

    Send her a whatsapp message and arrange to call her at a certain time.
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    Default Re: Beitbridge Update - Point of Contact

    thanks everyone. managed to contact Cleopatra.

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    Default Re: Beitbridge Update - Point of Contact

    Hi Katanga what fee do you pay Cleopatra?

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    Cleopatra is paid by the Tourism Association.
    You don't have to pay for her assistance

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