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Vista Alta Lodge - Travel Tips
Important things to remember when planning your vacation:
There are NO Credit Card facilities at Vista Alta lodge. The Lodge operates strictly
Petrol & Diesel is available at Ponta do Ouro approx. 8km south of the Resort.
There are no medical facilities at the Resort – the nearest hospital is at Manguzi
NO quad bikes or motor bikes are permitted to be driven or switched on inside
Resort speed limit is 20km – please drive slowly and be aware of small children.
All swimmers/beach goers – for your own safety, please keep well away from the
Please do not park in the roads or on grassed garden areas.
Please report any problems direct to Reception (24 hrs)
No firearms will be allowed across the border and it may not be handed into any police station in South Africa, due to changes in legislation.
No animals will be allowed through either.
Travellers who have been to countries affected by Yellow Fever will need to have a Yellow Fever vaccination certificate.
Motorists whose cars are still financed by the bank need to get an authorisation and insurance repatriation confirmation from the same bank before attempting to cross the border.
Vehicles which are fully paid will require the original registration papers.
Should a different person, other than the owner, drive the car, the written permission of the owner is required.
Drivers are also advised to obtain an international driver’s license.
Travellers are urged not to pay fines to police or traffic officers and to rather pay them at any police station.
Avoid people claiming to be government officials who offer to complete travel documentation for a fee.
Crossing the border from South Africa – Komatipoort Border Post(Lebombo) to Mozambique - Ressano Garcia:
If you have any questions go to the Customer Services Help Desk.
Proceed to immigration, with your passports, where they will be stamped.
If you have any export goods to declare, go to the Customs desk where your original invoices must be stamped.
Proceed to Immigration desk along with your passport and gate pass and have your passport stamped.
If you are not a South African citizen and want to reclaim VAT, present the goods and original invoices at the
Return to your vehicle and give your gate pass to the official at the gate, at this stage a Customs Official may ask to search
At Mozambique Border:
You will receive a gate pass on entering Mozambique, make sure that you obey the directions and signals of the border
Do NOT to let the locals, help you, with the paperwork. Customs officials are not allowed to receive money, but helpers are,
FOREIGN EXCHANGE; Do not use the private individual people alongside the road. Not only is this illegal but you stand a
All passengers plus the driver must personally go through passport control at the immigration desk on the right as you walk in. in order to be allowed to enter Mozambique.
You must have 3rd party insurance and road tax paid, this is R160,00 per vehicle.
Normal cameras and personal goods do not need to be declared, although if you are uncertain, ask.
Very important -make sure that you have your 3rd party insurance.
Exit the building and find a customs official, usually dressed in a blue uniform, with orange pull-over, he will check
Customs - Visitors are exempt from paying import duty on personal effects, sporting and recreational equipment and food and consumables as follows: 5 litres wine, 1 litre spirits, 400 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, 250 ml toilet water, 50 ml perfume.
Insurance - Medical
The Law & Driving
Cellular CoverageCellular communications are covered by all the major networks and local SIM cards are readily available for purchase.
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