The Kosi Bay/Farazela Border opens at 08h00 and closes at 17h00 daily

Fuel & Diesel
Fuel and diesel are available at Ponta do Ouro. However unleaded fuel is only available at KwaNgwanase in South Africa.


Grocery Shopping
There is a well-stocked Spar in KwaNgwanase for any last minute shopping. If you are driving on a Sunday, please note that the shop closes at 14h00.

Contact Numbers
Tartaruga Maritima Manager (Moz):
00258 843 730 067
Bookings Manager (SA):
083 301 2958


GPS: S 26°47'08"
    
     E 32°53'11"

Map to Ponta Malongane

The route from the border post to Ponta Malongane is a series of sandy tracks with little signage. If you see the odd sign for either Tartaruga, Ponta Mamoli or Boa Vida, you are on the right track.
The road splits in three directions immediately as one leaves the customs area (the left to Maputo, to the right to Ponta do Ouro). Choose the middle route which passes a walled enclosure for building materials. If the road has multiple forks, don’t get too anxious as they are just tracks which have developed when other tracks have deteriorated but they will eventually all meet up about 300m ahead. Choose the best track. After about 4kms you will pass the Ponta air strip. You may not be able to see it but you may notice the windsock blowing in the distance. About 1km further on you reach the main crossroads with the Maputo–Ponta do Ouro tracks as well as the electric power lines heading to Ponta do Ouro. Another 1km further you will come to another crossroad with the Maputo–Ponta tracks. Keep straight ahead. A little further on you will pass the substation on your right with the power lines heading for Malongane. After about 4kms you will pass a small primary school on your left and soon afterwards you will travel through some bush and get your first view of the lake behind Ponta Malongane. Drive around the edge of the lake for about 1km, pass the Come to See restaurant and you will arrive at a crossroads with an informal traffic circle. Go around the circle and drive a short distance towards the coast. The green gates of Kangela Estate and Tartaruga Maritima will be directly ahead of you. Proceed through the gate and follow the signs to reception.