TRAVEL CHECKLIST: 3 things to do before you travel to Mozambique

Mozambique is the perfect holiday destination with plenty to offer visitors. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful break spent on pristine, white beaches or you’re in the mood for a more active getaway (think scuba diving, swimming with dolphins, fishing, and more), Mozambique covers it all.

But before you begin packing those bags, make sure that you’ve planned and prepared for the trip to Moz. Here are 3 things to do before you travel through the borders to make for a smoother trip.

Make sure you have all the necessary car papers

Drivers of South African-registered cars crossing the country’s borders must carry and present a certified copy of vehicle registration/vehicle license papers at the border gate.

If your car is still under finance, you’ll need to present a certified letter from the bank giving authorisation to take your car across the border. Make sure that this letter also indicates your dates of travel. Both the bank letter and license papers should be signed by a commissioner of oaths.

If the driver of the vehicle is not the owner, an affidavit from the police giving authorisation from the financial institution/owner to take it abroad is required. If you’re using a rental car, the driver must have a letter from the car rental company.

  • PLEASE NOTE: all the same rules apply to trailers, jet skis, boats and any other mode of transport that requires registration.

Declare all goods in your possession

Travelers to Mozambique must declare all goods in their possession with all the necessary documents (such as invoices or proof of purchase). Make sure that you’ve declared all valuable items (including cameras, laptops, and motorbikes, etc) at Customs. These items should also be securely stored.

Check your medical aid

It is also vital to make sure that you have medical cover when crossing any border. When entering Mozambique, you will have to buy third-party insurance – this is available at the border.

5 of the best things to do in Ponta Malongane and Ponta Mamoli

Whether you’re into scuba diving, kayaking, big game fishing, or simply want to spend your days lazing on beautiful sandy beaches, Ponta Mamoli and Ponta Malongane offer a range of exciting activities fit for the whole family. Here’s our round up of 5 of the best things to do in Ponta Mamoli and Ponta Malongane…

1. SCUBA DIVING
Close to shore, Ponta Malongane offers divers over 15 beautiful coral reefs to explore. All range in different depths (up to 48 meters) and cater for both beginner and advanced divers. Popular dive sites such as Wayne’s World, Bass City, Pinnacles, and Atlantis are home to a great variety of marine life, including whale sharks, Zambezi sharks, reef sharks, potato bass, blue spotted rays, brown ribbon-tailed rays, and more.

2. BIRDING 
If you’re in the mood for a birding adventure, Ponta Mamoli is the place! Mozambique currently has more than 600 recorded bird species and around 500 species that breed in the country, making it the ideal destination for avid birders. 

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3. SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
Pods of Bottlenose Dolphins are regularly seen in these waters, and many resorts offer guests the opportunity to experience close-up encounters with these majestic mammals. (This activity is done under strict conservation guidelines).

4. EXPLORE THE BARS, BAKERIES, AND CAFES IN MALONGANE
In the mood for a chilled afternoon? Stock up on warm, freshly baked pãos (Portuguese rolls) at one of the local bakeries, then head home to make your own delicious, home-made Prego steak rolls. Keep an eye out for Doce Vitória Padaria & Pastelaria, a small bakery situated on the Main Road – they also have the most incredible pastries that you simply must try. Bem Vindo (which translates to ‘come to see‘) offers visitors local-style meals served in a beautiful setting overlooking the lake behind Ponta Malongane’s sand dunes. And while you’re at it, you simply must try the local Mozambican beer, 2M! 

5. SNORKELING AT FREDERICO’S
Snorkelling enthusiasts will love exploring the unspoilt rock pools of Fredrico’s Bay, which are teeming with a variety of bright and colourful marine life. 

Have you been to Ponta Malongane or Ponta Mamoli? What are some of your favourite things to do in the area? Tell us in the comments below!

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