Directions with a boat

The GPS co-ordinates are :

Camp Carlos: 26º04'59.60"S 32º57'09.90"E

Harbour Master: 25º58'37.37"S 32º34'16.25"E

Club Nautica: 25º58'52.80"S 32º35'07.25"E

Club Naval: 25º57'35.55"S 32º35'45.82"E

If you want to use your own boat for fishing it is best to drive your vehicle & boat to Maputo and take your boat across Maputo Bay to Camp Carlos.It will take you approximately 1 hour depending on the tide and the weather. Remember to first obtain permission from the Harbor Master before your departure from Club Nautica or Club Naval in Maputo.

FROM DURBAN

Take the N2 north towards Pongola. At Golela Border Post enter Swaziland and drive towards the Goba border post just after Siteki. From Goba you continue downwards towards Maputo.

FROM PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG

Take the N4 east. Drive until you reach the Komati border post. After you have crossed the border take the highway towards the EN4, all the way to Maputo.

Procedures at border posts

Golela:
First fill in the permit papers for your vehicle before you go to customs
Stamp your passport
Walk to the Swaziland side
Fill in the passport forms
Pay R50.00 road fund

Goba:
Stamp passport.
Fill in the permit papers for your vehicle.
Drive to the Mozambican side.
Stamp your passport.
Fill in the permit for your vehicle R10.00.
Pay third party insurance R220.00/vehicle, R110.00/trailer (Prices may increase without notice)
You can exchange money here for meticals.
Your vehicle will be inspected by an officer. He will give you a gate pass. Make sure it is signed.
Proceed to the boom and show your gate pass.
*Remember the Foot and Mouth control point just after Siteki when you return from Mozambique. Be aware that fresh meat can be confiscated if found.
Useful link: http://www.moztour.com/mozambique.htm

Procedure at Harbour Master:
Allow 1 hour for paper work at Harbour Master before proceeding to Club Nautica or Club Naval. His office is on the quay at the harbour.
Harbour Master: 25º58'37.37"S 32º34'16.25"E
Club Nautica: 25º58'52.80"S 32º35'07.25"E
Club Naval: 25º57'35.55"S 32º35'45.82"E

BE PREPARED. YOU WILL NEED:
Launching fees.
Skippers licence.
Seaworthy certificate.
Safety equipment.

The Harbour Master will inspect your boat. Please ask for directions to the permit office.
Take out a boat permit and fishing licence that is payable in meticals.
Proceed to Club Nautica or Club Naval.
There is parking available for your vehicle and trailer at a minimum fee.
Security is available but nothing is guaranteed.
Show your boat permit before launching.
Safety Gear (click here) – delete this link – it just goes to one pic.

Important! Please make sure that the weather conditions are favourable to leave Maputo. It is strongly recommended that you leave during high tide. There are a lot of sand-banks and islands during low tide.

USEFUL LINK: http://www.accommodationmozambique.co.za/mozambique-travelling-tips/