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Border Control Giriyondo Border Post (RSA/MOZ) 08h00-15h00

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Located in South Africa :: Kruger Park
Category: Civil Infrastructure :: Border Control

The relatively new border post from South Africa to Mozambique is via the Kruger National Park. No Visa required for South African passport holders. For visitors to clear the border you must be in possession of a valid passport and vehicle registration papers.

Address :  Limpopo, South Africa
Contact :  Giriyondo Gate office
Tel :  +27(0)13 735 8919
Tel2 :  +27(0)13 735 8920
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times : 

Apr-Sep: 08:00-15:00; Oct-Mar: 08:00-16:00 (GMT+2) Time Guideline


Giriyondo Border Post (RSA/MOZ)

Travelling Information
Closest Main Route :  H 1-6

Self Drive Access :  Yes
Vehicle Type :  4WD

There are a variety of overnight facilities in the park. (22-Sep-11).
You may be required to show proof of overnight bookings. (Mar-13).

There are certain tourists' allowance limits like tobacco products, alcoholic drinks, perfumes, pharmaceutical products and other foods.

The town Massingir is located 6km from the Massingir Gate and offers basic shops for Airtime, Drinks, Bread rolls or Pau and Fuel, Bank with ATM (Mt currency).
The shops accept cash and only certain shops accept South African Rands.

If possible, try to get some of the local currency, Meticais, beforehand. You can also pay with Rand and USD at the border, and use such currency inside Mozambique, but the rate may be poor and change may not be available. (Feb-2020).

When travelling in the park the main access road between Giriyondo and Massingir, in Mozambique, is accessible by a sedan vehicle. Almost all the other roads require high ground clearance or 4x4 vehicles and during the wet season 4x4 is essential. It is advisable to have a GPS as the roads are not signposted or well developed.
There is a 70km distance between Giriyondo and Massingir and will take about 1 hours' drive.
Travelling outside the park from South Africa you can gain access from the KNP Letaba Camp which is 45km from the Giriyondo gate.

The speed limit in the park is 40km/hour. There are speed bumps and also be cautious as Elephants use the road as well.
Some safety tips for travelling in the park, keep to the speed limit as there are active traffic officers and the roads are surfaced but in the community's there are potholes and livestock.
Always carry enough cash. Ensure you reach your destination before sunset which is 17:00 in winter and 18:30 in summer.

All vehicles must be equipped with a reflective triangle and at least one yellow reflective jacket, if you are being towed you must display a blue and yellow triangle on the front of your vehicle as well as on the back of the trailer/caravan.
It is compulsory to get Third party vehicle insurance which is obtainable from PNL at Giriyondo and Massingir gate and costs R150 for 30days.
A traveller reportedly came through this border control in March 2013, all that was checked was his TIP (Temporary Import Permit) for your vehicle, passports were stamped and they had to show proof of overnight bookings. (Mar-13).

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