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    Default Time at the border

    Could you all please assist?

    We are planning a trip to Moz and I want to get a timescale in my plans.

    Could you maybe give an estimate of what the time taken at the Komati border will be. Remember it will be a long week end (6-9 August) we will be at the border early on Friday morning and then Monday morning again.

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    In my experience it is coming back that takes up most of the time at the border post. Going into Moz can take anything from 30 min to 90 min (personal experience) and coming back to SA up to 3 hours primarily because of SA side wasting time.

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    Have you considered going through Swaziland into Moz? I'd try to avoid Komati if possible, as it is a very busy border, and delays are almost innevitable. Last weekend we entered through Golal at Pongola into Swazi, then into Moz at Goba. What a pleasure.. Not sure which borders you could use from Rustenburg though.

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    Thanks guys.

    We considered all those possibilities but the time for the detour and the cost must be brought into account.

    We have also read some harrowing tales about fraud etc at that specific gate but we need must go through, so what can we do?

    Does any one of you know what the cost/time implications will be in using the gate in the Kruger park?

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    The Komatipoort border is much more jacked up now than in the past, (sometimes we get through in under 30min) if you have to wait 30min to an hour then its still worth it rather than trying all other routes & taking the extra time & expence you might still face. On your way out use the emigration station +- 3km from the border, its much quicker to get through the border that way.

    Rather the evil you know than the evil you dont.

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    Andrew you can also speed up the process by having all your paperwork ready before you get to the border, like your third party insurance etc ...

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    Where can I buy that 3rd party insurance in SA?

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    Or at the Sasol garage at Komatie. Ask there for contact numbers at the Moz side

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    The 3rd party insurance is underwritten by Hollard so try their office in your area, or as Nico H said obtainable at Sasol garage at Komatipoort, or ar Outdoor Wharehouse Nelspruit perhaps others too.

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    Default Kruger gate (giyorondo)

    Andrew
    I did the giyorondo(kruger) route last year august and the border was great, very quiet and no hassles at all. where are you headed and where are you coming from?? it wont be worth it if you are headed south of maputo.

    Time wise you dont really save on the journey due to the speed restrictions in the park (both sides) but the massingir dam wall is a sight to see

    FYI return time from barra lodge to Phalaborwa was 11 hrs incl border etc

    Send me a message if you want any more info (route waypoints etc)

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