Entry into the country

Mozambique BorderWhat you need to enter at the Mozambique border:

  • A passport – valid for at least six months after you are planning to return. If you have a SA passport you don’t need a Visa to enter at the Mozambique border.
  • If you are driving yourself:
    • Original vehicle registration papers
    • Driver’s license – South Africans do not need an International Driver’s License
    • Emergency triangles

Border Posts:

  • Komatipoort / Ressano Garcia:
    • Open 7:00 – 22:00 daily
    • Extended peak hours: 24 hours a day – generally from around 20 Dec – 3 Jan
  • Namaacha / Lomaacha (Swaziland entry):
    • Open 7:00 – 18:00 daily
  • Oshoek / Ngwenya (SA – Swaziland):
    • Open 7:00 – 20:00 daily
  • Kosi Bay / Ponta d’Ouro (Faranzela):
    • Open 8:00 – 17:00 daily

Entry Procedures:

  • SA side (Komatipoort):
    • Complete your vehicle/goods export form
    • Get a gate pass
    • Have your passport stamped
  • Mozambique side (Ressano Garcia):
    • Have your passport stamped – R15 per person
    • Take out R150 third party insurance per vehicle (not optional)
    • Buy temporary import permit for all vehicles including boat trailers – this is payable in Meticals @ Mt30  (approx. R15.00). If you have not bought Meticals from road vendors on the SA side, there is also a bank at the border. The exchange rate is approximately R1 for Mt3.