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Border Information

Golela Border:

Normal operating hours are from 07h00 – 22h00 daily. During the Festive Season these hours are extended from 06h00 – 22h00 to cater for passenger vehicles. The border post can be contacted on 034 435 1070 (please phone before leaving).

Namaacha / Lomahasha Border:

The Namaacha (Mozambique) border post with Swaziland will be open 24 hours a day effective 1st September 2015. This border post can be contacted on +258 21 960090, whilst its Swaziland counterpart, Lomahasha, which currently operates from 07h00 to 22h00, can be contacted on +268 207 9120

Komatipoort / Lebomobo Border:

Normally the Border is open from 06h00 – 00h00. In the Christmas and Easter holidays the border is open 24 hours a day. The border post can be contacted on 013 793 7311 (please phone before leaving).

Visas:

Nationals of the following countries are exempt from tourist visas when visiting Mozambique for no longer than 30 days: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Multiple-entry into Mozambique for tourism reasons is permitted within a single calendar year, provided that each stay does not exceed 30 days. If visiting Mozambique for business reasons, nationals of these countries must still have a business visa issued by the Mozambican consulate within their respective countries.

All other passport holders require either tourist or business visas, which are obtainable from their nearest Mozambican Consulate. These must be obtained before leaving for Mozambique as the old visa on arrival process at border posts is no longer permitted (except in extreme cases and this will incur an additional fee to that of the standard visa fee).

Mozambican Consulates in South Africa:

Johannesburg: 011 327 2942

Pretoria: 012 401 0300

Durban: 031 304 0200

Cape Town: 021 426 2944

Make sure that you’re familiar with the requirements of minors travelling in and out of South Africa. Contact your nearest Home Affairs office for more detail.

Click here to download a visa application form.

Documentation for South African Side:

Keep in mind, when detailing your length of your stay in Mozambique, there is a daily fine for staying longer than indicated. As a precaution add a few extra days to account for anything unforeseen happening – e.g. vehicle repairs, extended vacations etc.

Documentation for Mozambican Side:

The vehicle particulars and temporary imports form needs to be completed and stamped along with your gate pass. This is free of charge. If you haven’t already bought insurance, you can go to one of the insurance agents operating outside the main building. You MUST have insurance. Keep your car registration form, temporary import and insurance forms together. Hand these to the officials should you be stopped at the gate upon exiting.