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    Hi,

    In May 2012 I would like to travel from Kosi to Maputo and the carry on to Inhaca. I am aware that you can travel from Kosi to Maputo in one day but I would like to visit the resorts along the way and stay over for as couple of days if we enjoy the resort.

    Can anybody please let me know what resorts/camp sites etc are available along this route.

    I do have a 4x4 and am self sufficient from a camping point of view.

    Any information will be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by drb View Post
    Hi,

    In May 2012 I would like to travel from Kosi to Maputo ,

    Dave
    Why?

    Moz, in my view, only starts north of Maputo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Why?
    Moz, in my view, only starts north of Maputo...
    Thats the way I hope most people will see it. That leave the Maputo Elephant Reserve for us to enjoy in total piece.

    Resorts you will only find in Ponta do Ouro and Malongane. The reserve is undeveloped with a long drop the most you can expect.

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    Hi Dave,

    The coastal camp-site roughly in the middle of the Ele Reserve is called Milibangalala. If you scratch around on the forum you will find everything about the place. Normally quite quiet. Can be hectic at holiday peaks.

    A few threads ago they discuss the camping possibilities in the Santa Maria area.

    Are you towing a boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    Why?
    Moz, in my view, only starts north of Maputo...
    Actually north of Xai-Xai

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    Hi All,

    I know the Mozambique coast fairly well from Maputo north to Inhambane but have not been to all the smaller resorts along the coast hence I want to start from the south. On the next trip I want to carry on further north. I also believe the surf fishing is very good in the southern areas. I won't be towing a boat.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewfus View Post
    Actually north of Xai-Xai
    Ek was nog net tot by Xai xai, hoe lyk dit noord? Wat mis ek?

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    Hi,

    We have just completed this same trip in September 2011. It is a long drive from JHB to Kosi Bay, and we spent the first night at Kosi Bay lodge. The next day we refueled, and crossed the border, and travelled via Ponta do Oura to Ponta Malongange (37 km). There is camping in P. do Oura but there is a much nicer place at Malongane - chalets and camping, with a great pub over-looking the sea. The only other place is at P. Mamoli but that is a hotel.

    The trip from Malongane to Maputo is only about 95km, but it took us 3 hours to get to the ferry at Catembe. I believe that you can camp at the Elephant park but we did not stop there. The ferry takes about 45 - 60 mins (includes loading and waiting)

    The road from Malongane to Mamoli is hectic on very soft sand, heavy bush and no where to get off the road, and with blind corners. Stopping is difficult as you can get stuck. Just before you get to Mamoli their is a fork to the left which takes you onto a very bad tar road (75% pot holes), this takes you west towards a small town of Zitundo (which you by-pass). The tar end here and as you head north again it becomes a poor gravel road under construction. The road slowly improves and you keep heading north until you see the sign (very small) for the Elephant park. Take the left fork and direction Bela-Vista. Keep going to Catembe.

    The ferry is fun and an experience (R200/car), and is a lot quicker that the long route around and avoids the bad Maputo traffic

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    We just follow the power lines (our unique mozambiquen GPS) and that took us all the way to the ferry, albeit not on the most efficient route. Be prepared to wait for the ferry though, we once waited 4 hours to board
    Hilux Xtra Cab 3.0 D4-D 4x4

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    Hi
    We have stayed at mahlongane in 1994/5 then we have camped at mamoli and Milli every year. Milli in the elephant reserve is a beautiful place- there is nothing there other than a well from which you can get fresh water to shower and cook with. There is a Southern entrance to the park (the routes are on T4A). There is camping at Santa Maria as well- from Milli only about 30km (1.5-2 hours) The elephant park is awesome due to low population of people and wildness- also Maleria risk in the park very very low also due to low population.
    If you want more PM me

    Cheers

    Craig

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    Hi All,

    Thanks very much for all the comments and contributions. Appreciated.

    It seems the places to go to or stay at are:

    Ponta du Ouro
    Ponta Molangane
    Ponta Mamoli
    Milibangalala and
    Santa Maria

    I will do further investigating closer to the time

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