First don't use the border at Komatipoort, as it
is a nightmare. Was delay with 6 hours. The people as the border
that walk around is also very scaly, don't show your Meticals (money)
at all. They pretend to check to see if the money are not forced,
but in the meantime they steal your money. Keep to the speed limit
at all times, actually drive slower than the speed limit, as they
will stop you anyway for speeding. We were 7 cars travelling together,
and each one was stopped at some point. Have Meticals or Rand with
you as you have to pay the fine right there - ask a receipt!!!!
The traffic also travels as they want, sometimes from the wrong
side of the road, especially in Maputo, be aware at all times.
Arriving at the Lodge after 16 hrs of travelling, was a relief.
The Lodge itself was pleasant and very helpful. Will recommend the
stay there. The Hawkers is just very pestering and don't take NO
for an answer. Even when trying to take a walk on the beach was
not a pleasant experience. I also want to give advice when buying
fresh seafood. Please take note that the sellers change the weight
to pounds, when you not looking, and you end up paying double. Don't
let them close to your cottage, otherwise they will pester you every
The sight seeing was pleasant and the beaches beautiful. As we
travelled from KZN it was just so far. We decided to travel back
trough Swaziland, which was much more pleasant and shorter.You don't
have to take to much meticals with, as you can draw at an Autobank.
Got a good exchange rate. Petrol prices change from station to station,
so look for the best price before filling up.
I hope those travelling to Mozambique will find this information