The border between South Africa and Mozambique at Kosi Bay opens
at 08h00 and closes at 17h00 daily.
During the High Season (12 December to 5 January) it is open for
an extra two hours daily 07h00 to 18h00.
require a passport which must be valid for at least six months after
the intended date of return from Mozambique.
African passport holders do not require a visa for Mozambique. All
other passport holders need to travel with a visa which can be obtained
from the nearest Mozambican Consulate or can be purchased
at the border on arrival for a nominal extra fee. Visas
at the border vary according to the value of the US dollar (about
US$82) and can be purchased with South African rands.
contact details for the Mozambican Consuls in South Africa are:
Johannesburg: 011 327 2942
Pretoria: 012 401 0300
Durban: 031 304 0200
Cape Town: 021 426 2944
of travel companies in Johannesburg offer a visa service for Mozambique
saving you the frustration of standing in long queues. Although
a handling fee is charged, there is usually less of a delay and
the additional cost is well worth it. Contact VIP Visa Service through
Mozambique Connections on 011 803 4185 or 011 803 3861 (fax).
for visas at embassies and consulates are processed between 08h00
and 12h00 weekdays and must be accompanied by your passport and
a completed Request for Entry form. The visa can be collected on
the same day between (15h00 and 16h00) and a proof of payment is
required as the Consulate does not handle cash.
The bank account of the Mozambican Consulate in Johannesburg is:
Account name: Mozambique Consulate
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Bank City Branch code 250805
Account number: 6201 1513 456
border post opens at 08h00 and closes at 17h00 daily. It does not
take much time to get through the border posts. However long weekends
and peak holiday periods can create extensive delays. During
the High Season (12 December to 5 January) it is open for an extra
two hours daily 07h00 to 18h00.
arrival at the Mozambican side of the Kosi Bay/Farazela border post:
Proceed to the counter and produce your passport. Please
ensure that your passport is stamped with an entry date.
If you are travelling in your own vehicle, you will be required
to produce vehicle registration and fill in an importation form.
Please keep a copy of this form with you for the duration of your
stay in Mozambique as you may be asked by officials to produce
Party Insurance: There are several small huts on the
far side of the border post which house offices selling Third
Party insurance which you are required to take out if you are
driving a vehicle and/or a trailer into Mozambique. Choose any
hut as they all offer the same service at the same price. You
may need to show the original registration papers of your vehicle
so it is best to have them with you. Policies are based on the
value of your vehicle (expect to pay approximately R250) and they
are valid for 30 days.
no circumstances, should you try to photograph anything at the Border
note that no fresh food and meat can be taken back into South Africa
unless it is frozen and vacuum packed.
Free Import Allowances
traveller over 18 crossing into Mozambique is allowed to import
the following for personal consumption only:
products: 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars
• Alcohol: 1 litre spirits and 2,5 litre
wine (3 standard bottles)
• Perfume: 50ml perfume or 250ml Eau de
• Pharmaceuticals: A 'reasonable amount'
for personal use
beer is allowed to be imported into Mozambique. The local
beer is excellent and the famous 2M (Dois M), Laurentina and Manhica
brands are readily available. Other imported brands such as Castle,
Amstel, Windhoek, Millers, Heineken and Peroni can be obtained at
the market at Malongane.
official Declaration of Traveller's Allowances.
fuel and diesel are available at Ponta do Ouro however unleaded
fuel is unavailable. KwaNgwanase in South Africa is the last point
at which unleaded fuel is available.
is a very well stocked Spar (groceries and hardware) at KwaNgwanase
(Manguzi) at which any last minute shopping can be done. The Spar
is open on Sunday but closes at midday.