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    Question Kosi Bay to Xai-Xai

    HI All

    I would like to know what the road is like from Kosi bay to Xai-Xai?
    I did the trip from Giriondo(Kruger Park Border) to Xai-Xai, but wouldnt do that again....(another discussion). We came back through Maputo.

    So I would like to know if its maybe easier & quicker going through Kosi Bay instead of the border post at Komatipoort?

    And do you need a 4x4 only to go through Kosi Bay?

    I'm looking at taking my dad up there, as he has never been there. But we both only have 4x2's...

    I didnt have any problems last year when going to Xai-Xai through the Kruger, but I dont know the Kosi Bay route?

    any help will do.

    thanks

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    from border to maputo via ele park is a very soft sand track, and the quality of the road can be dependant on weather...

    when dry; it is do-able in a 4x2, just count in some time for getting stuck. there will be more than enough traffic on the road to help you through tough sections.

    maybe check on road conditions as close to your departure date as possible
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    thanks for the info.

    Although I think it will be easier going through Komatipoort/Lebombo border post....
    Its closer that way around from Pretoria. I though It might be easier.... but you still need to go through Maputo...

    But thanks for the info anyway!!

    regards

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    The drive from kosi bay to maputo will take you about 3hours at least.
    The advantage is that it is a very scenic route. If you have a 4x4. You must plan another 2 or 3 days for the trip and stay one night at ponta, then at macaneta. You can do the hole trip from kosi to xai-xai on sand tracks, with no police.

    If you just want to get there it is much quicker via lebombo.

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