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    Hi All,

    Apart from resorts in Ponto Da Ouro and Ponto Malongane are there any other campsites south of Maputo.

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    Hi Emile

    Milibangalala S26 26.960 E32 55.477

    No running water or electricity, only campsites and IIRC 2 longdrops.

    Cheers

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    thanks!! thats exactly what i am looking for - is there any way of booking? from what i have read elsewhere this is not possible?

    I fear 20 - 24 December will be rather packed :/
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    First come first serve (i.e. no booking system) and yes the dates you mention will be mayhem...

    Unless you can arrive on 15 Dec and stake your claim.

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    thanks again..

    this is what i managed to find on mozguide.com:

    Ponta Milibangalala.
    No contacts, no bookings possible and no guarantees that the place won’t be overrun by
    ‘people from the South’ although this is usually only likely during the South African School
    holiday periods, especially over Easter and Christmas. Enter the Reserve either at the north
    (or west) gate near Salamanga, or via the less-used (and more difficult to find) southern gate.
    Milibangalala has basic ablutions, space for around a dozen tents and is often without running
    water so haul in all your requirements. Rates: Reserve entrance Mt200 000 (R70, US$10)
    per adult, less for children. Camping is also Mt200 000 per person per night. From the north
    (west) gate it is easy to get to Milibangalala as the route is signposted, but the south road can
    be much more interesting.
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    Hi emilevdh

    Don't know if you managed to go to Mili yet, or maybe changed your mind?
    My boet has taken my H3 and Xplorer through to Mili yesterday. I'll fly in from Dar in a few days to join them there. He just told me that it is packed there, and filling up with more campers by the hour!

    So if you aren't there by now (and reading this too late) it doesn't look good buddy...
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    thanks for the heads up RooiPiet - I was in the reserve by the time you sent it.

    Apart from getting horribly lost in the reserve, breaking down twice (incl. a night under the stars) once we made it to mili we could not have asked for a better time!

    ps: we were 2 or 3 sites down from a hummer looked in one piece...
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    So how about a trip report on the place?

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    I heard that there was an existing campsite at techobanine (or somewhere close to there) - has anyone heard of it ?

    http://www.getamap.net/maps/mozambiq...obanine_ponta/

    The big lemon I noticed was another website advocating techo's promotion as an 'upmarket' development. Makes me want to puke. They (mostly South Africans) are all too keen to tear up the pristine, unspoilt coastal dune forest and then label it as an "eco-resort." It's like the bush is not eco-friendly until it has a resort or two chucked in. With stuff like this comes tar roads, more people, permanent labour requirement, pollution (light & trash),crime, more regulation, back-handers and an end to what makes it special in the first place. In my opinion developers should be forced to develop and rehab Ponto de oura first before looking at the area between there and the elephant park and even then it should be low impact/footprint developments like camping - not hard structures with views. See http://www.coraldev.com/touresorts/pontatechobanine.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilevdh View Post
    Apart from getting horribly lost in the reserve, breaking down twice (incl. a night under the stars) once we made it to mili we could not have asked for a better time!

    ps: we were 2 or 3 sites down from a hummer looked in one piece...
    Hi emilevdh. At least it sounds like you had a good time there eventually. Sorry about the breakdown and 'night under the stars'. I'm pretty sure it must have been a tad stressful?

    Jip, that H3 sounds like mine. Glad to hear it was in one piece. I'll be joining them in 2 days when I leave Tanzania.

    I hear that it's been raining there for the last 3 days, making camping a bit miserable for the kiddies.
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    Emile one thing i have learned from Moz "all roads leads to Rome" you only need to know your general direction. There is not so many roads in the Reserve the only problem your sense of distance get confused over time travelled.That is when you make wrong calls. I got a map of the park will upload it sometime (got it at the gate when the guard were geswaai on a Saturday)

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