Mozambique - Santa Maria

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Well, earlier this year OOOODS / myself decided to visit Santa Maria opposite the Portugese Islands and Maputo. This is the only section of the Moz coast that we had not yet done having travelled down from Pemba - Beira - Maputo.
So a long weekend was set this year in Feb. and Riaan - Harties(in his Xtrail) and his mate decided to join us. :thumbup:
We left Jhb via Pongola - Cosi Bay -Ponta D' Ouro, where we stayed over at Malongane
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We had quite a thunder storm that night which made packing up a bit of a pain...
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Road just past Malongane

From Malongane to the Maputo elephant reserve approx. 30km (1 - 2 hour drive)
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There are two entrances to the Maputo elephant reserve one South and one further West. You pay R80 p/p and R80 p/vehicle no matter how long you stay in the reserve. This is the only way to Santa Maria. Yes there are still ellies wandering about!
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From the Entrance to Santa Maria is approx 70km. (3/4 hour drive)
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There are lots of beautiful inland lakes along the route :thumbup:
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Santa Maria: A small village with no more that a shop, bottle store and a few houses. There are no more that 3-400 residents here and most of them work either in the lodges or on the Portugese islands. (Islands in the backround) literally a few 100m.
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One of the beaches just 1km North of Santa Maria!
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We found a nice little camp site toilet, and cold shower, nothing fancy but really beautiful. R50.00 p/p....
Camp Site co-ords:
S26 06.052
E32 55.631
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Beautiful sunsets :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Snack time :!:
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More sunsets
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Town...
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Inland lakes on the way out!
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Riaan in a bit of a fix.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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......And again.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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We went home via Komatie poort, but it was not a pleasant road....lots of corrugation....and, a boaring drive. Should have opted for Ponta exit. :disgust:
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Would we do it again? ABSORLUTELY!!!
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Mark,
Did you wet a line at Hell's Gate. Awesome fishing spot. I try and go there at least twice a year and then you get best of both worlds, fishing and nice sand driving.
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Shimano wrote:Mark,
Did you wet a line at Hell's Gate. Awesome fishing spot. I try and go there at least twice a year and then you get best of both worlds, fishing and nice sand driving.
Funny thing is, we did not even pack a rod :shh: :shh: :shh:
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very nice. off to MOZ and the Ellie park end of Sept. :yahoo:
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Mozambique has so many places that one can still go and explore. I am quite new to moz only visited twice.
Going to Barra in December. That will make it 3. Like your photo’s
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Hey Mark did you refuel somewhere or was the diesel enough in the main tank? What range is needed?
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Hilux2Hilux wrote:Mozambique has so many places that one can still go and explore. I am quite new to moz only visited twice.
Going to Barra in December. That will make it 3. Like your photo’s
Tx, Barra watch out for the muzzies....they are worse than the mozzies... :lol:
A.J. wrote:Hey Mark did you refuel somewhere or was the diesel enough in the main tank? What range is needed?
Nee wat AJ, dit is nie nodig nie, van die grens tot by Santa Maria is maar 90km.
Jy kan vol maak by Manguzi so 15km voor die grens.

ps. daar langs die Wimpy in Pongola is 'n klein slaghuis, hulle billies / wors is baie lekker. En bring vir my ook asb 'n bottel 'ouma se chilli sous' saam. Dis vrek warm en baie lekker :!:
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Truly awesome OOMS , great pictures.. :thumbup:

I am going to Moz in Jan. , hoping to catch a few great sunsets.

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Please can someone give me information on the campsite at Santa Maria, and contact details of who I can get hold of to make a booking. Thanks.
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GlenH wrote:Please can someone give me information on the campsite at Santa Maria, and contact details of who I can get hold of to make a booking. Thanks.
Camp Site co-ords:
S26 06.052
E32 55.631

What info do you need? The contact details of the stand owner seems to no longer exist.

We just went there and paid :thumbup:
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Looks like an amazing trip you took. Moz is soooo far from Cape Town. Definitely plan to get there someday.
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I would love to go on a trip like this but I have no idea of how much it will cost. Please could you advise me on this if you can.
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Nice trip report,makes me want to wish the next two months away,for our trip :thumbup:
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KZNSFA4Y wrote:I would love to go on a trip like this but I have no idea of how much it will cost. Please could you advise me on this if you can.
Cameron, petrol moola for the trip from Hilton to where ever, camping was R50.00 pppn, and your food and drinks. Plus some spending money. Actually very cheap :thumbup:
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Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:59 am

Finding this post has just made my day.
I was just yesterday looking at the maps for information regarding doing a trip through this area.
I just need to find the time now.
Great pics.
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cruiserhj60 wrote:Finding this post has just made my day.
I was just yesterday looking at the maps for information regarding doing a trip through this area.
I just need to find the time now.
Great pics.
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beautiful...now that has put a smile on my face for the boring day ahead at work....awesome, Nice one Mark :thumbup:
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No News on any contact details for this campsite, planning a trip over December and would like to try make a reservation as it is a few of us.
Thanks
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rexx wrote:No News on any contact details for this campsite, planning a trip over December and would like to try make a reservation as it is a few of us.
Thanks
Chris, there is no office, no book nothing, only the owners wife that speaks Portugese. Get there on a first come first serve basis :thumbup:
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Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:34 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap: Baie mooi,ek se altyd Moz is n paradys.Ek beplan om Maart 2012 te gaan.Was nog net tot by Bilene,maar ons gaan nou "Vilankulos" toe.Ons wil deur die wildtuin gaan,het iemand vir my raad asb.?Wil by Pafuri in gaan maar nou hoor ek daar is daardie tyd van die jaar te veel water en dan kom n mens nie oor die Limpopo rivier nie.
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Dup007 wrote:Reply with quote Post Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:34 pm
Re: Mozambique - Santa Maria
Ja die rivier is beslis 'n probleem in reen seisoen......daar is wel 'n nommer by Pafuri kamp wat mens kan bel om uit te vind of die rivier hoog of laag is. Ek weet van vriende wat begin Dec daar oor is maar dit was risky gewees.
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Ja tjom, n ruk terug toe ek se ek wil Moz toe vir vakansie toe se jy dis n k4k plek kom eerder saam Namibia toe.
Nou hoe nou?

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Johannes van die See wrote:Ja tjom, n ruk terug toe ek se ek wil Moz toe vir vakansie toe se jy dis n k4k plek kom eerder saam Namibia toe.
Nou hoe nou?

Nice fotos! :mrgreen:
Dit is korrek visser man....gaan Moz toe en los Nam vir my :alvarin:
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Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:28 pm

hi mark busy repairing the ski vee (motor was stolen) planing to go back to santa maria and explore the mouth of the maputo river, one of the last undisturbed mangrove forests left on our east coast, heard all the fishing stories so must go and see first hand. proberly april may cooler at that time,bella vista is up stream on the estuary so might stay there will ask the fellows on forum if anyone has been there
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Ek was in Junie net langs Bella Vista en dit was baie lekker daar het die hele strand net vir ons self gehad maar vat al jou goed saam daar is n klein winkel wat vir die locals is maar het iets van alles so dit help maar niks soos onderdele nie net bietjie kos koeldrank drank en blikkies kos,dan moet nie op die white pole roads ry nie dit is net vir konsessie houers bly op die red pole roads
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