Is it Safe to Do a Self-Drive Holiday to Mozambique?

Yes of course it is safe to do a self drive holiday to Mozambique.

Self-drive holidays in Mozambique are extremely popular with South Africans, and every year thousands of vehicles travel into Southern Mozambique for an incredible holiday experience. Of course there will be a few challenges with the traffic police, delays at the border and some bad roads as you venture further north. But…its all getting easier and less challenging so pack your bags and hit the road!

Read all about Mozambique’s roads, traffic police and border formalities here. It is safe to do a self-drive holiday to Mozambique these days thanks to the new tar road from Kosi Bay to Maputo and Ponta do Ouro

Self-drive holidays to Mozambique allow travellers to be impulsive and flexible. It’s liberating to choose diverse accommodation in shady campsites, spacious self-catering villas, rustic cabins or luxury hotels for the night as you go. South African Development Community (SADC) residents do not need visas to enter Mozambique!

Mozambique’s updated visa policy.

Essential Documents and Items on a Mozambique Self-Drive Holiday 

Distances to travel can be deceiving and driving across borders can be challenging. Be aware of the ubiquitous Mozambique police in their many different uniforms and pack the correct essential documents for border control posts. The main document you need to get through the border posts is a valid passport that will not expire during your stay in Mozambique.  

For driver’s license and vehicle documentation for self-driving in Mozambique, tick off this summarised checklist:

Driver’s license requirements.

For specific mandatory items when driving in Mozambique, we can show you all you need here. Read all about border post formalities here.

The Best Self-Drive Destinations in Mozambique

This Mozambique self-drive travel guide will make your holiday easier. Make sure that your accommodation and special package deals are booked far in advance of your due travel dates. Find out more here.

We Recommend these best self-drive destinations in Mozambique:

Cabo Beach Villas – gorgeous tropical beach-styled chalets where space is not an issue. Mind-blowing views over Inhaca Island and the Hells Gate channel. 

White Pearl Resorts – a self-drive holiday to Ponta Mamoli is in your hands thanks to the new tar road to Kosi Bay. Settle into a luxury ocean-view pool villa after exploring Maputo National Park. 

Machangulo Beach Lodge 7 night special for South Africans

Machangulo Beach Lodge 7 night special for South Africans

A new 7 night deal for South Africans to Machangulo Beach Lodge. Enjoy 5-star value at one of the best value beach lodges in Mozambique. Flights and transfers are included.
7 nights from
R20,625
Per person sharing
5 nights to Ponta Membene – Maputo National Park

5 nights to Ponta Membene – Maputo National Park

Overview Enjoy this brand new five-night deal for international clients to Ponta Membene in the Maputo National Park. This is an excellent value for money […]
5 nights from
R15,120
Per person sharing
4-nights Ponta Membene 3-nights Machangulo Beach Lodge

4-nights Ponta Membene 3-nights Machangulo Beach Lodge

Overview Seven-night deal for SADC clients to the award winning Machangulo Beach Lodge combined with Ponta Membene Maputo National Park. A true bush and beach […]
7 nights from
R20,985
Per person sharing
Machangulo Beach Lodge Free Night Special Deal 2024

Machangulo Beach Lodge Free Night Special Deal 2024

Get one free night with our new 6-night special deal to Machangulo Beach Lodge outside Maputo Mozambique. Half board, transfers and flights included to the magnificent Machangulo.
6 nights from
R0
Per person sharing
Archipelago Resort Family Super Saver Vilanculos

Archipelago Resort Family Super Saver Vilanculos

Bring your families and friends and enjoy Indonesian styled casas with breath-taking sea views in Vilanculos. Self-catering accommodation or choose to dine at the resort’s restaurant. Lush gardens, swimming pool and bar.
5 nights from
R0
Per unit
Azulik Lodge Vilanculos Family Holiday

Azulik Lodge Vilanculos Family Holiday

Ideally suited for family groups or friends, discerning guests will enjoy this full board package at this luxury lodge. Bush and beach all in one lodge.
5 nights from
R0
Per unit
White Pearl Resort 6 Night SA Residents Package

White Pearl Resort 6 Night SA Residents Package

South African residents get a chance to taste the hidden gems of White Pearl Resorts Mozambique on this special 6-night Rand deal to Ponta Mamoli. A great SA residents package with luxury accommodation, return flights and 4×4 road transfers from Maputo.
6 nights from
R34,925
Per person sharing
Free Transfers to White Pearl Resorts

Free Transfers to White Pearl Resorts

An all-inclusive 6-night deal to the stunning White Pearl Resorts in Ponta Mamoli, southern Mozambique includes one helicopter and one road transfer to the Maputo airport. Modern accommodation with perfect décor and sea views, private decks and outside showers.
6 nights from
R0
Per person sharing
Londolozi and Mozambique’s White Pearl Special Package

Londolozi and Mozambique’s White Pearl Special Package

Combine two high class holidays to the bush and beach in South Africa and Mozambique this 2024. A top notch White Pearl Resort dream holiday combined with a Kruger Park safari in one of South Africa’s top game reserves. This is our top-selling bush- beach combo package deal!
7 nights from
R0
Per person sharing
Family Holiday in Bilene Mozambique

Family Holiday in Bilene Mozambique

Take your family for a relaxed beach holiday to Nghunghwa Lodge in Bilene where they can soak up the sun, explore forests, bush trails and unspoilt beaches. Fantastic deals on accommodation in Bilene.
7 nights from
R21,000
Per unit
Just in Time Bilene Special Offer

Just in Time Bilene Special Offer

This is a great value self catering package for seven nights to Just in Time, Bilene Mozambique. Perfect for self drive holidays with good road access from South Africa. Fully equipped and serviced chalets on the water.
7 nights from
R7,500
Per unit