The road from Johannesburg into Mozambique
For vehicles crossing the border you will need:
3rd party insurance,
plus temporary import duty of R150.00 for your vehicle.
Temporary import license
should you be towing a boat/trailer/wet bike etc. This will be in the
region of R80.00.
Car registration papers.
If you do not have these, any document that proves your ownership of the
vehicle you are driving will suffice.
A letter of permission
from your vehicle insurance company stating that you may take your car
into Mozambique and will still remain covered whilst there.
A visa (Please check
with the Mozambican embassy whether your nationality requires a visa).
South African Passport holders DO NOT require visas.
If you do not have time to apply for a visa before your trip you can buy
one at most borders at a cost of +/- US$82.00.
It is compulsory for
any South African vehicle, caravan or trailer to have a ZA sign displayed
when it crosses any of the borders. The ZA sign must be placed on the
rear of each vehicle, caravan and trailer in a visible position and may
not be within 150mm of the rear number plate.
travelling in Mozambique with a vehicle in tow, you are required to display
a set of blue & yellow warning triangles. One triangle must be placed
on the front right bumper of the vehicle and the other on the rear of
the vehicle towed.
When travelling with
any South African registered vehicle in Mozambique you will need to have
a set of red warning triangles in your possession. Regulations as follows:
side of your triangle must be 500mm long and 50mm wide, with a thickness
of roughly 5mm.
The triangle must be uniformly-covered in red reflective material.
The back of the triangle must either be uniformly white, or have a 5mm-wide
The edge of the triangle must be yellow.
The reflective surfaces must be well-maintained.
The triangle must be visible from at least 100m in the presence of light.
is now compulsory for motorists to carry the reflective jackets when travelling
to Mozambique. Your reflective vest must be made from polyester and it
must be closable at the front and adjustable on all sides. The vest must
be equipped with polyvinyl reflective strips, no less than 400mm wide,
in yellow or green on the front, to the sides, and on the back of the
vest. The vest must be worn when at the scene of a car accident, when
repairing your vehicle on the side of the road, and when reloading anything
that has fallen from your vehicle on to the road.