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Mozambique South Africa self drive

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Mozambique South Africa self drive

We are starting to plan our trip to Mozambique as a self drive in a 4x4 car (we had already crossed Namibia, Botswana by ourselves in a 4x4).... we are 2 couples and would like to get one with two tents on the roof....

We will have between 3 - 4 weeks ....

We read that it might be cheaper to start our journey from Johannesburg (easier for flight and cheaper car)....

What would you recommend ? South Africa as a start or Maputo ?

Any itinerary idea for the time we have ?

Thanks for your help

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1. Re: Mozambique South Africa self drive


For two weeks in Mozambique you can do this route :

Maputo :

- La Baïxa (port, railway station, central market)

- Notre Dame de la Concession Cathedral

- The Eiffel House (Casa de Fero)

- Tunduru Botanical Garden

- The iron house (casa de Fero)

- Nucleo de Arte, Mozambican artists association

- The craft market (Saturday morning only) to bring back souvenirs

- Xipamanine's big market, lively and colourful

- Spend an evening at Rangel, the Jazz Café in the station

- Costa do Sol for lunch at the Fish Market (mercado de peixe)

- Take the ferry to Catembe, on the other bank, and get another view of the city and its skyscrapers

Inhambane :

- The central market

- The National Museum

- The waterfront

Tofu Beach:

- Laze

- Diving with whale sharks

Vilankulo and the Bazaruto archipelago :

- Dhow safari: boat trip from island to island

- Discovery of Bazaruto, the largest island, whose dunes emerge from turquoise water

- Walk to the "crocodile lake" on the island of Benguera

- Snorkelling at Two miles reef, amid thousands of fish of all colors

- Lazing on the beach

- Sunsets over the sea

- Journey Vilankulo-Quelimane (2 days by bus)

Quelimane :

- Stroll in the city to discover the colonial buildings

- Excursion to the beach of Zalala at the time of the return of fishing

Ilha de Moçambique :

- Walk in the local village

- Discovery of the stone city: the fort of Sao Sebastiao, churches, mosques

- Excursions to the surroundings by boat: Goa island or Chocas beach

- To soak up the unique atmosphere of the island, at daybreak, when it wakes up

Montréal, Canada
pour Afrique du Sud, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibie, Swaziland
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2. Re: Mozambique South Africa self drive


I suggest you post your question to the anglophone Forum to, as this is the French forum you might not get as many answers :)

When I self-drove myself in Botswana and Namibia almost 10 years ago, renting was much cheaper in South Africa. I don't know for Mozambique, but I suspect it might be the same.

Montréal, Canada
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3. Re: Mozambique South Africa self drive

I would also look into flying to Nelspruit and rent there, to compare if it's worth it (and save yourself a few hundred kms of driving

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