Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

Each visitor is allowed (through the border):

  • TOBACCO: 400 cigarettes or 100 small cigars or 50 big cigars or 250grm of loose tobacco
  • ALCOHOL: 1lt of spirits and 2.25lt of wine
  • PERFUME: 50ml of perfume
  • MEDICATION: reasonable quantities for personal use



The local currency is the METICAL.

Dollars and Rands are accepted in many places. Exchange is easily available in banks and exchange agencies. Credit Cards are accepted in most establishments.

Mozambican regulations determine the following:

No vehicles or quad bikes are allowed onto the beach outside the demarcated area . Failure to adhere to this will result in a fine by the authorities

  • All boats must display a current and valid seaworthy certificate
  • No boat or jet ski may be launched without a launching permit
  • Skippers must be in possession of a valid Skippers licence suitable for beach launching
  • All fishermen and spear fishermen are to be in possession of valid Mozambican fishing and spear fishing licenses.
  • Attention is drawn to the allowable size and bag limits per species of fish (refer to the Manager for a complete list)
  • Boats are to keep a safe distance of 300 metres from all whales
  • Unlicensed sale of fish, corals, shells etc. is strictly forbidden
  • Littering on the beach or at sea is strictly forbidden
  • No spear fishing or taking of crayfish by the use of Scuba equipment
  • No interference is allowed with breeding sharks or turtles
  • Spear fishing is forbidden within 50 metres of bathers or swimmers

Border crossing

Please remember Valid Passport (SA residents do not require visas. All other nationalities require visas)

South Africa From Gauteng, N4 via Nelspruit and Komatipoort to Lebombo/Ressano Garcia - to Maputo From the Kruger National Park via Giriyondo Gate - to Mapai Swaziland Namaacha border post - to Maputo

Required documents

Documents needed and other useful information about Mozambique

Valid Driver's Licence of the driver (SA drivers licence accepted) Vehicle Registration Documents Valid Temporary Vehicle Import papers available at the border (only DA341 form) Compulsory Third Party Liability Insurance Certificate International and South African driver's licenses are recognised in Mozambique. Avoid travelling at night as there are some crazy drivers on the road. If you have to drive by night, drive slowly as some vehicle have no lights or reflectors. Broken down vehicles are left on the road and are sometimes indicated by tree branches left in the road. Hooting is acceptable in Mozambique, so use it to warn pedestrians you are approaching. Watch out for children running across the road without looking for oncoming traffic.Travelling in Mozambique Traffic police will probably stop you on occasions to check vehicles and "papeis" (papers). The following will be needed: Driver's licence, import permit (DA341), "serguro" (third party insurance) and passports. When towing a trailer a blue and yellow triangle needs to be fixed to the front of the towing vehicle and the back of the trailer (or towed vehicle). "Seguro" Third Party Insurance is compulsory for foreign registered vehicles. A temporary import permit must also be obtained at the border post, the DA341 is only obtainable at the border. The vehicle must be equipped with two red emergency triangles, and safety belts must be worn at all times. Some policemen might try to fine travellers for bogus offences. Stand your ground if you have the necessary documentation. If you feel you are miss treated, take the policemen's number which is on a tag on his chest and lodge a formal complaint to the Anti Corruption Unit - SA 0027 800 002 870 and Moz 00258 800 002 870 Original ownership papers for vehicles are needed to get through the border posts. If your vehicle is still under a lease agreement, get a letter from the bank, giving you permission to take the vehicle across the border. Ensure that your current comprehensive vehicle insurance is valid in Mozambique. Observe speed limits well within the stated limits since the authorities might use outdated and "uncelebrated" radar and other equipment.