Ponta do Ouro Kosi Bay Border Gate Requirements

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Kosi Bay Border Gate Requirements

Important Travel Information


08H00 - 17H00 / 7 days a week. Tel: +27 (0)35 - 592 9181


Northern KZN, Kosi Bay > South Mozambique (20min from Ponta do Ouro). Opening times are from 08:00 - 17:00 / 7 days a week. Be at the border early because during the holiday period, there can be a large que of cars waiting to get through the border. Take this into account when timing your travel to your destination. Note: DO NOT BE LATE! Plan your trip wisely so that you do not get to the border too late ! Some borders are open 24 hours during the Holiday Season (+/- 20 Dec to 3 Jan). Contact authorities for more information (Contact number above).

Border & Vehicle Requirements

  • Valid Passport with more than 6 months remaining until expiry date. Citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require holiday visas, though all other nationalities require holiday visas (which can be obtained from the border) to get into Mozambique, (takes approx. 30min). All Nationals need a working visa only if he / she is entering Mozambique for business.
  • Valid Driver's License of the driver (SA drivers license accepted)
  • International / Mozambican driver’s license if staying for longer than 6 months (can be obtained from the AA)
  • Vehicle & Boat Registration Documents
  • Get a letter from the bank allowing your vehicle across the border IF your vehicle is being financed
  • A Temporary import permit is compulsary for vehicles & must be filled in at the border (only DA341 form)
  • Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance Certificate (valid for 30 days from date issued) per vehicle & per towed application. If you are towing anything, eg: Quad Bikes, Jetskis, a Caravan, a Trailer - you will need to attach the BLUE & YELLOW TRIANGLES to the front of your 4x4 and on the back of the towed application.
  • If you are entering the Mozambique with $US 5,000 or more, a “Declaration of entry of foreign currency” must be collected and completed at the customs desk If your vehicle is longer than 6 meters, then you will be required to put reflectors on the front and rear of your vehicle.
  • Each vehicle must have the 2 red reflective triangles & 2 reflective vests
  • No drugs, firearms or explosive materials can be brought in Mozambique.

Border & Vehicle Costs (prices are subject to change):

  • 3rd party insurance (available at the border) is compulsary - R150 per vehicle and R80 per Trailer.
  • A Temporary import permit for vehicles and whatever trailer you are towing - R10 each.
  • Approximate total needed for the border: R350 (prices are subject to change)
  • *Prices above are subject to change so please use the pricing as a guideline

Every Visitor Is Entitled To Import The Following:

  • Goods to the value of $US 200, inclusive of beer and other consumables, such as meat.
  • 1 (one) litre of spirits
  • 2,5 litres (3 bottles) of wine
  • 2 cartons (or 400) cigarettes
  • Children under the age of 18 do not qualify for liquor allowances.

Terms & Conditions:

PontadoOuroAccommodation.co.za cannot be held liable for any change in rates, requirements & times above. This is merely a guide to help you plan your trip into Mozambique, but every attempt is made to keep the information contained herein as accurate as possible. Always check what requirements is needed by contacting the authorities directly at Tel: +27 (0)35 - 592 9181 (Kosi Bay / Ponta do Ouro Border Post)

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