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Southern Africa Discovery

Example holiday

Southern Africa Discovery

We hope that this example holiday will give you give some inspiration to help you begin to plan your own dream holiday to Africa.

The next couple of pages show a summary of the itinerary, followed by a detailed page on each destination.

Important travel information for visitors to South Africa and Mozambique is included at the back of this document.

All the holidays we offer to our clients are tailor-made so we can adjust this trip to fit in with your travel dates, interests, preferred accommodation...and of course your budget.

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Southern Africa Discovery

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Holiday Title: Southern Africa Discovery

Holiday Destination: Holiday to South Africa and Mozambique for 13 nights

Passengers: 2 Adults

Example Cost for 2 Adults: * per person sharing.

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Summary Of The Itinerary

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Holiday Title: Southern Africa Discovery

Passengers: 2 Adults

Day 1

Arrive into Cape Town Airport. Once you have collected your luggage, make your way into the Arrivals Hall where your driver will meet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean, The Commodore Hotel offers comfortable accommodation, quality service and a tranquil setting that keeps guests returning year after year.


Day 3

Your hire car will be delivered at 09:00 this morning. With a hire car, you can explore slightly further afield - maybe taking a day trip down to the Cape Peninsula, stopping en-route there or back at Boulders Beach, which is home to one of only 2 mainland nesting colonies of African penguins in South Africa.

3 Day Car Rental: Group B Economy Hatchback - Toyota Yaris Manual or similar (Classic Plus Cover GPS PACKAGE)


Day 4

Depart after breakfast for the drive to Spier Hotel, situated on the historic Spier wine farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands. The tasting room on the banks of the Spier dam has beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains and you can sample Spier's award-winning wines paired with tasty snacks here, or head off in your car to explore the Stellenbosch Wine Route - one of South Africa's premier wine producing regions, and winning 70% of all the major wine awards and acolades (both locally and internationally) presented to the South African wine industry every year.

The Cape Winelands

2 nights at The Spier Hotel


Day 6

Drive to the airport, return your hire car and check in for your domestic flight to Kruger. Passengers are advised to check in 90 minutes prior to the flight departure time.

Airlink 4Z657 (Economy Class): Fly from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) departing at 10:50 to Hoedspruit Air Force Base (HDS), arriving at 13:10

Make your way into the airport building, where you will be met and transferred to Arathusa Safari Lodge.

Arathusa Safari Lodge is unique and highly sought after by visitors because of its prime location within the Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the unfenced Kruger National Park. Arathusa offers an exceptional safari experience - expect a high concentration of an assortment of game, including the Big Five, and frequent leopard sightings. The lodge is situated on a large waterhole, ensuring interesting game and bird viewing from the comfort of the camp.

Sabi Sand Game Reserve

3 nights at Arathusa Safari Lodge


Day 9

After you return from your morning game drive, you will have time to enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you are collected and transferred to Hazyview.

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Day 10

You will be collected this morning at 09:00 for your full day Panorama Sight-Seeing Tour. Some have called it the most beautiful place in the world - Mpumalanga's famous Panorama Route is well-known for its breathtaking beauty and rich cultural heritage. Spend and entire day exploring the majestic natural sights of this beautiful area. It is one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering magnificent views, dramatic landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. You'll have the opportunity to stop at scenic landmarks such as God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels as well as Blyde River Canyon - the 3rd largest canyon of its kind in the world. You will return to your hotel around 16:30.


Day 11

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

You will be met here by your new driver, who will transfer you through to Maputo in Mozambique. You will then take a boat across to Machangulo Beach Lodge situated on the Machangulo Peninsula.

Situated on a beautiful secluded peninsula, Machangulo Beach Lodge offers plenty of amazing locations to enjoy the Indian Ocean's warm waters. Surrounded by not one but 5 marine reserves, this is a true African beach paradise.


Day 14

After breakfast you will be transferred by boat back to the mainland, and then by road to the airport, arriving in time to check in for your flight back to Johannesburg.

 
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The Commodore Hotel

Cape Town: 3 Nights

Nestled at the foot of the majestic Table Mountain and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town is consistently voted amongst the top cities in the world to visit and it is no surprise that this wonderful city is one of the highlights of a holiday to South Africa. The climate is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

One of the main tourist attractions is the tastefully restored V&A Waterfront with its many shops, bars and restaurants. There is also an aquarium and one of the largest craft markets in Southern Africa. Boats offer tours of the harbour from the quayside and the whole place is always buzzing with life and activity. The City Bowl is home to many museums and historical buildings which can all be viewed from a 'topless' hop on/hop off tourist bus, complete with interesting commentary as you ride around the city.

The adventurous can climb up (or abseil down) Table Mountain, windsurf or kitesurf at Bloubergstrand Beach, dive in shark tanks, or do any one of a dozen more adrenalin pumping activities. For a more relaxed pace of life, there are miles of sandy beaches for soaking up the African sun, or enjoy a quiet stroll through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the harbour, the Commodore Hotel offers stylish living and a quality service that ensures guests return year after year.

The V&A Waterfront is a 5 minute walk away, offering guests an abundance of experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add to the cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere.

When not out and about exploring the sights of Cape Town, sit back and relax in the tranquil surroundings of the pool area and enjoy a sundowner or an afternoon nap whilst soaking up the sun. Food may also be ordered at the pool from the restaurant menu. The Casuarina Spa is located on the 1st floor of the hotel, and there is also a fully equipped gym.

The Clipper Restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and offers a la carte lunch and dinner. Scale models of ships, as well as artwork, remind patrons of these glorious vessels that once sailed the oceans.

The Commodore offers 236 elegantly furnished rooms and suites. All rooms have air-conditioning and are bright, spacious and decorated in a nautical theme. Guests can choose from Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Executive Rooms and King Suites.

Example Details For The Commodore Hotel

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Deluxe Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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The Commodore Hotel

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The Spier Hotel

The Cape Winelands: 2 Nights

The Spier Hotel is situated on the histroric Spier wine farm in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, just 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport. 

Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms stuated next to the charming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4*  Spier Hotel. With the rooms clustered around 6 courtyards the design is reminiscent of the Bo-Kaap or Mediterrean villages where pedestrians have right of way. 

The estate has been growing grapes and making wine since the early 1700s, and their wines have won numerous awards, both locally and internationally. The tasting room is situated on the banks of the Spier dam and has beautiful views of the Helderberg Mountains. Here you can sample Spier's award winning wines paired with tasty snacks. 

The Spier Hotel Restaurant and Wine Bar offers elegant a la carte dining, with only the freshest available produce on the menu. Or order a picnic basket and find the perfect sport - by the sam or under the oaks and enjoy lunch.  Overlooking Spier's historic Werf, Vadas smokehouse & Bakery creates a place where families and friends can join together. All meals are served on 'family-style' platters which encourage sharing. 

Spier is also a great place for children, and the Children’s Playroom has been specially designed to provide fun and secure childcare services for little hotel guests.

The Spier Hotel comprises 32 double-storey buildings grouped around 6 private courtyards, each with its own swimming pool. Gardens and walkways connect the rooms with the reception area, lounge, bar, terrace and restaurant.

Located upstairs in the village-style buildings are the Signature Rooms. These rooms are light, airy and tastefully appointed. The Signature Garden Terrace Rooms feature high beamed ceilings and have direct access to the pool and lush gardens as well as a shaded patio. With large picture windows, the Riverside Rooms are located upstairs and have views of the Eerste River and Helderberg Mountains. The Riverside Terrace Rooms are located on the ground floor with private patios opening out onto the garden. 

There are 5 suites, all individually designed and decorated. The upstairs suites have stunning views of the Helderberg Mountains and Eerste River. The ground floor suites both open onto the gardens with a private area featuring comfortable daybeds. 

Guests can also advantage of the facials, manicures, pedicures and other specialized skin care therapy and treatments at the spa located at the hotel, or indulge in a variety of massage and holistic treatments including aromatherapy and reflexology.

Example Details For The Spier Hotel

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Signature Garden Terrace Room
Includes: Breakfast is included.

Location

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The Spier Hotel

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

Sabi Sand Game Reserve: 3 Nights

Arathusa Safari Lodge is located within the northern sector of the coveted Sabi Sand Reserve, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This region is renowned for its incredible concentrations of wildlife, including the Big 5 - lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, elephant, and guests can enjoy incredible close encounters with the animals during their morning and afternoon guided game drives in open Land Rovers. Experienced, knowledgeable and personable rangers are paired with local trackers, and together they ensure a first class safari experience.Trackers sit up at the front of the vehicle looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers skilfully navigate into ravines and through thickets in pursuit of fantastic game sightings.

Guided walks with a ranger may also be arranged - walks usually take place in the early hours during the summer months, when temperatures are more moderate. Being on foot affords a unique and altogether different view of the bush.

The lodge itself is set on the banks of a large waterhole, and is designed to harmoniously blend with the surrounding African bush. An infinity swimming pool overlooks the waterhole and is the perfect spot for wildlife viewing on a smoldering African summer's afternoon. The spa is a relaxing retreat, where you can enjoy a range of treatments to soothe the body and relax the mind.

Meal times at Arathusa are a sociable affair, and guests are treated to sumptuous dishes, fresh produce and daily baked confectionery from the kitchen. A traditional open-air boma offers guests a novel way of appreciating an enjoyable meal under the stars accompanied by the sounds of the African wild.

There are 9 water-facing rooms with verandahs which overlook the waterhole as well as 4 bush-facing rooms, which are located further away from the main lodge area. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers. In addition, the bush-facing rooms also have a lounge area, a plunge pool and verandah, and offer more privacy due to their more private bush setting.  

Whether quietly reflecting on the view, reading a good book, enjoying compatible banter with friends or fellow safari go-ers, the warmth and charm of the camp environment is the foundation of the Arathusa safari experience.

Example Details For Arathusa Safari Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Water-Facing Room
Includes: All meals; house wines, local beers and local spirits (excluding premium brands); tea/coffee; Wi-Fi; the Guest Conservation Contribution; twice-daily shared game drives in open safari vehicles; and a daily guided bush walk are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

Location

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Arathusa Safari Lodge

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Casa do Sol Hotel

Hazyview: 2 Nights

The Lowveld area around the Kruger Park is beautiful, and there are several attractions worthy of a visit during your stay in the area. The small town of Hazyview is an ideal place to base yourself to explore the surrounding area.

The self-drive Lowveld Panarama Route includes highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, Lisbon Falls, the Three Rondavels and Bourke's Luck Potholes.

Other activities in the area include visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, which focuses on the conservation of rare, vunerable or endangered animals, enjoying a morning or afternoon tour at Moholoholo (a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned or injured wildlife), visiting the Shangana Cultural Village, white water rafting, or taking an early morning balloon ride over the surrounding countryside.

The Kruger National Park itself is only an hours drive away, and is home to hundreds of species of wildlife and birds, including the Big 5.

Casa do Sol is perfectly placed in the Sabie River Valley near Hazyview, next door to the Elephant Sanctuary. The prevailing sense of elegance, peace and quiet belies the fact that the wild and untamed world of the famous Kruger National Park is a mere 15 minutes drive away.

The main guest areas include swimming pools surrounded by luscious tropical gardens, a restaurant, a bar and a spa. There are extensive walking trails around the property and through the surrounding nature reserve that guests can enjoy.

The accommodation includes a variety of options suitable for all tastes and budget, ranging from Casas, Villas and Suites, as well as one Casa Grande, which is luxuriously appointed with a jacuzzi, private pool and sauna.

Example Details For Casa do Sol Hotel

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Casa Room
Includes: Breakfast and dinner are included.

Location

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Casa do Sol Hotel

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Machangulo Beach Lodge

Maputo: 3 Nights

Machangulo Beach Lodge, in the south of Mozambique just one hour from Maputo, offers blissful barefoot luxury. Untouched African beaches, untamed nature and luxurious service come together to create a special holiday experience.

Situated on a beautiful secluded peninsula and surrounded by 5 marine and nature reserves, the lodge offers a plethora of activities for everyone - from relaxing and soaking up the sun on a lounger to the thrill of big game fishing, dhow cruises, kayaking, Santa Maria village trips, Inhaca Island picnics and village tours, and even Maputo City tours.

The marine reserves surrounding the Machangulo Peninsula provide excellent diving opportunities and pristine snorkelling. During November to February, guests have the unique opportunity to witness around 1,000 female leatherback turtles coming ashore the Machangulo beaches to lay their eggs in nesting burrows.

An incredibly rich birdlife surrounds the lodge all year round.  From the Great White Pelicans to the majestic African Fish Eagle, the area provides ample opportunity for excellent birding.

The spa offers spectacular views which complement the range of treatments such as facials, massages and body wraps. Guests can also enjoy treatments in their rooms or in a number of exotic beach locations.

Machangulo Beach Lodge comprises of just 9 beautiful Ocean View Rooms, all with a private deck offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the distant Inhace Island. They are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach.

The rooms are located on the top of the dune and offer the most spectacular views over the Indian Ocean and nearby Inhaca island.

Example Details For Machangulo Beach Lodge

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Ocean View Room
Includes: All Inclusive Package: Welcome drink; return scheduled boat transfers (special terms and conditions apply); return road transfers in Maputo; all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks); filtered drinking water, tea/coffee; high speed Wi-Fi internet service throughout the lodge; all soft drinks and a selection of local and imported alcoholic drinks; mini bar and cocktails; selected non-motorised activities done from the lodge beach (kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling and one guided dune walk); Inhaca Marine Reserve snorkel picnic (one per person per stay); Santa Maria Village Tour (one per person per stay); and a Dhow Cruise (one per person per stay) are included.

Location

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Machangulo Beach Lodge

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Additional requirements and restrictions may apply for travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel Butlers aim to highlight these requirements to affected clients, however the onus remains with the traveller to ensure they are aware of any requirements and restrictions that will apply to their own trip.

For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:

UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of South Africa deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter South Africa when travelling as a tourist for stays up to 90 days: United Kingdom; United States of America; Canada; Australia; Ireland; Belgium; Netherlands; Italy; France; Germany; Spain, Switzerland.

If you are a passport holder from another country, please contact your local South Africa High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as citizens of certain countries (including New Zealand) are required to obtain visas before travelling. Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.

Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa should have a valid return ticket and a valid passport. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa. However, some immigration officials still request that a passport should have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry to South Africa so to avoid problems on arrival, we advise that your passport meets this requirement instead. The passport must also have sufficient pages for entry/exit stamps - AT LEAST 2 BLANK PAGES.

South Africa has implemented biometric capturing at all ports of entry. This may result in some delays at land borders. You should allow additional time for border crossings.

TRAVELLING TO/FROM SOUTH AFRICA WITH CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE AT DATE OF TRAVEL: It has been recently announced that the immigration laws for children travelling to South Africa who do NOT require a visa are to be relaxed, however not all airlines have updated their systems at the moment to reflect this amendment. Therefore, until we have received notification that all systems have been fully updated with the new relaxed rules, we are strongly advising that all passengers still adher to these following guidelines:

Parents travelling with children must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child, showing full details of the child's parents. If the birth certificate is in a language other than English, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation issued by a competent authority in the country concerned.

If the child is adopted, the adoption certificate must be produced.

If only one parent is travelling, said parent must also show consent in the form of an affidavit from the other parent named on the birth certificate authorising the child to travel (the affidavit must be no more than 3 months old from the date of travel), or a court order granting full parental responsibilities to the travelling parent, or (where applicable) a death certificate for the deceased parent. Legally separated parents should also provide a court order when the other parent does not give consent.

Where a person is travelling with a child who is not their biological child, he/she must produce an unabridged birth certificate for the child supplemented by affidavits from the child's parents/legal guardian giving consent for the child to travel and copies of the identity documents or passport of the parents/legal guardian PLUS their contact details.

There are also additional rules for unaccompanied minors - available on request.

PLEASE NOTE: All documents must be original - PHOTOCOPIES ARE NOT ACCEPTED. In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced. For more information, contact your local South Africa Embassy or High Commission,  or contact the South African Department of Home Affairs via http://www.dha.gov.za/.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For South Africa

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Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to South Africa.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

Tap water is purified and safe to drink in major cities and towns, however, we do advise that you do not drink the water in more remote places such as the camps in the National Parks - the water may be safe to drink, but it simply is not worth the risk, as bottled water is widely available.

Whatever you do, do not drink water from any river lake without firstly purifying the water. Always take water with you when you go on a hike, and have a bottle in the car on a long journey to avoid dehydration.

There is a risk of malaria in and around the Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga Province, the Limpopo (Northern) Province, and the north-eastern part of KwaZulu-Natal - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is South Africa. However, in accordance with International Health Reguations, South Africa requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.

If you need emergency medical assistance during your trip, dial 10177 and ask for an ambulance.

Languages And Culture

The 11 official languages are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Pedi, English, Tswana, Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Venda and Ndebele. Whilst many visitors will hear at least a couple of the tribal languages during the course of their stay, it is possible to travel extensively and comfortably with just English as a language.

The South African society is quite liberal, as gay marriage was legalised in 2006 nationwide and everyone’s rights are protected under the constitution. In some more rural areas, however, the local people may not be quite as liberal thinking, so whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship if travelling to a rural/remote area.

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Important Travel Information For Mozambique

Passport, Visa and Entry Requirements

Additional requirements and restrictions may apply for travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel Butlers aim to highlight these requirements to affected clients, however the onus remains with the traveller to ensure they are aware of any requirements and restrictions that will apply to their own trip.

For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:

UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mozambique

It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Mozambique deems it safe to do so.

Normally, holders of the following passports do not require a visa to enter Mozambique when travelling as a tourist:

Mozambique; Botswana; Malawi; Mauritius; Swaziland; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

All other nationalities require a visa to enter Mozambique.

The visa can be obtained on arrival and the cost is USD 50 (subject to change) for a single entry visa which is valid for 30 days. Valid proof of accommodation and onward travel must be given. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS METHOD IS CONSIDERED AN EXCEPTION, NOT A STANDARD PRACTICE AND YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN CLEARLY AT THE BORDER POST WHY YOU DID NOT GET A VISA BEFORE TRAVELLING.

Therefore, all visitors are strongly encouraged to apply for a visa before travel from your local Mozambique High Commission or Embassy - please allow ample time before travel to do this BUT note however that the cost is USD 102 for a single entry visa via this method.

You will need the following for a visa application to the High Commission/Embassy:

  • 2 colour passport-size photos;
  • Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Mozambique and have at least 2 blank pages;
  • A document confirming the address during your stay in Mozambique - this has to be obtained directly from the hotel but Travel Butlers can provide this on request;
  • A return ticket and proof of adequate funds for the duration of stay;
  • A completed visa application form.

PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.

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Important Travel Information For Mozambique

Continued

Medical

You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Mozambique.

To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids, and keep out of the midday sun.

There is a risk of malaria in all areas of Mozambique - check with your doctor about suitable antimalarial tablets. Dengue fever can also be transmitted via mosquito bites. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers, and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.

There is no risk of yellow fever in Mozambique, so a Yellow Fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Mozambique. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Mozambique requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.

Languages And Culture

The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, but English is also widely spoken in the main tourist areas. Approximately 60 other languages and dialects are spoken in Mozambique, which are all of Bantu origin.

We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:

Taking photographs of military and government buildings, airports or the police is illegal.  If in doubt, put your camera away! 

Homosexuality is not prohibited by law, but local attitudes can be less tolerant and public displays of affection may attract negative attention. Whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.

You must by law carry original identity documents at all times and present them on request to the authorities. Police patrols and checkpoints are common. Don’t hand over your passport to anyone other than an official - ask to see their ID if in doubt.