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 Post subject: Re: Giriyondo Border crossing
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:14 am 
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Yup, you would need 3rd party insurance at R140 a pop and permission from the vehicle rental company.


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 Post subject: Re: Giriyondo Border crossing
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Your timing sucks, Daron my mate. I'll be in Skuks from the 21st to the 25th :(

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 Post subject: Re: Giriyondo Border crossing
Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:34 pm 
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We travelled through this gate December 2012 on route to Mozambique and back. Didn't see any game on Mozambique side at all. I would not bother going through the border post just for the day. We saw a large herd of cattle which held us up for ages!


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 Post subject: Re: Giriyondo Border crossing
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It begs a few questions.

Like is it really a transfrontier park?

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 Post subject: Mozambique Day Visits?
Unread postPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:00 am 
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Day Visits to Mozambique via Giriyondo Border Post

In my planning for a camping trip next year I noticed a new picnic site near the border post.
That got me thinking whether a day visit was possible and if so what documentation would you need?

Some thoughts Please!
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 Post subject: Re: Mozambique Day Visits?
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Warm welcome to the forum BrianA! :clap:

I see there is a response on the first page which answers your question if nothing has changed in the interim

wanda wrote:
If you will only be moving within the parks, e.g. taking a bush drive or something similar, you will not need a passport.
The understanding being that if you came in through the South African side you will exit through South Africa again. However, if your intention is to come through South Africa and exit through Mozambique or the opposite you will definitely need to go through the customs system.


Also a topic on the Makhadzi Picnic Site which is the picnic site close to the border post.

Hope this all helps. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Get a VISA Tourist at Giryondo
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has anyone had any experience to get a tourist visa for Mozambique at Giryondo Border Post without problems?

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 Post subject: Re: Get a VISA Tourist at Giryondo
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Hi ! I saw that you are italian like me, but I thinks it is right if here we write in english :)
We, my wife and me, crossed the border in june 2014, but we preferred to get our visa in Italy. There is in Rome the Mozambique Embassy, where you can send (and have back) you passport to have a Visa.
I don't know if it is easy to get a Visa for we european in Giryondo border, but I think it is better go there with your Visa ready :lol: Of course the Visa is a little expensive (overall for a reliable delivery).
If you want you can send me a private email, so we can write italian and i can give you some advise or opinion.
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 Post subject: Re: Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
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We crossed the Giriyondo border at the 9th of March 2015.
Visas already were done in Austria; so sorry, not able to provide infos about that.
But the police at the border told us, no third party needed when you stay inside the park!
Beautiful landscape incl sand forrests and marula trees.
The 4x4 rule makes sense; hard to imagine to do this roads without.
Roads in bad condition. We had to cut branches all the way on the sand path which leads from the main road to Bingo trying not to scratch our rental car totally.
Rubbish at road sides...bottles and cans.
Locals use to speed inside the park; take care!
Sad to realize the effect of poaching still going on.
Just a few mammals to see after crossing the border, not even birds.
So if you expect more or less the same as it is in KNP, you are at the wrong place.
This park still needs lots of development to make it liveable and safe for animals.


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 Post subject: Re: Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
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It is sad to hear that game is so rare. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
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GinaandChris wrote:
Rubbish at road sides...bottles and cans.
Locals use to speed inside the park; take care!
Sad to realize the effect of poaching still going on.
Just a few mammals to see after crossing the border, not even birds.
So if you expect more or less the same as it is in KNP, you are at the wrong place.
This park still needs lots of development to make it liveable and safe for animals.

Yes, I agree with GinaandChris :(
We had the same experience in june 2014

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