Printable map of directions to Southern Mozambique from Gauteng

Tartaruga Maritima
Contact number:
00258 84 373 0067
GPS: S 26° 44' 29,99" and E 32° 54' 59,02"

Kosi Bay/Farazela border post between South Africa and Mozambique opens at 08h00 and closes at 17h00 daily.

Directions for Gauteng visitors:
The shortest and most direct route for travelling from Gauteng is on the N2 via Ermelo and turning off before Mkhuze for the Kosi Bay border post via Jozini and Kwanganase. However the N17 and the N2 between Bethal and Piet Retief are in a bad state and extensive road works are only expected to be completed by September 2012. At times there are as many as seven Stop/Go controls on this route, often with delays of up to 20 minutes at each stop. In the meantime it is recommended that motorists travelling to Bethal detour on the R35 as far as Morgenzon and then get on the R39 for Ermelo. After Ermelo it is recommended to detour on the R65 to Amsterdam and then proceed to Piet Retief on the R33.
About 10kms before reaching Mkhuze exit the N2 and take the road to Jozini. After leaving Jozini turn left and cross the the dam wall. Continue on this road, through KwaNgwanase till reaching the Kosi Bay Border.
Tartaruga is about 665 kms from Johannesburg.

The town of KwaNgwanase (formerly known as Manguzi) is a good place to do last-minute shopping at the large Spar on the main road. The Border post is a further 17 kms after the town.
If you do not have a 4x4, park your vehicle at the secure parking on the South African side.
Once you have completed the border formalities take the sandy road to the left, following any signage for Ponta Malongane/Ponta Mimoli or the blue signs for Tartaruga Maritima for about 13 kms. The tented camp is inside Kangela Estates.
Kindly report at Reception on arrival.