Once the new road linking KwaZulu-Natal to Mozambique is completed, you’ll get to San Martinho Beach Club even faster than your kids can say, “Are we there yet?” Maputo will be a mere 90-minute drive from Kosi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal saving a massive 4h30 in drive time!
At the moment, holidaymakers access Maputo from SA by car via the southern segment border post of Kosi Bay. Others go through Komatipoort or Lebombo border posts, or the Giriyondo border post in the Kruger National Park.
This new road is reportedly going to make dirt roads a thing of the past! According to Letaba Herald, the new road will be 120km running from Maputo over the largest suspension bridge in Africa, “which will span 680m and stand 60m above sea level across the Bay of Maputo”, linking Catembe and adjoining roads to Ponto de Ouro.
The road was initially scheduled for completion in December 2017, but Paul Runge, director of projects and development finance at Africa House, says that the road is expected to be complete and ready for use by August 2018. He says it is “expected to lead to a stream of international tourists” and that KZN exporters should be seeking opportunities to develop ancillary roads in Mozambique as the province stands to benefit from a tourism boom.