We left Letaba camp a bit sad because we had to say goodbye to new friends. On the other hand we were fairly excited about finally crossing the border into Mozambique. Initially, after phoning the children for the last time, we were both quiet and after a while I asked Arno how he felt because I had mixed feelings of excitement, sadness and felt a little bit scared. He felt exactly the same!!
Charles & Margaret who we met for the second time in Letaba
Mike & Margie who are on their way to Zambia. Hopefully our paths will cross again
Hiten and Anita from Bethlehem that gave us farewell sosasies and curry chops
Grandson Hitie who became huge friends with us
Last sorting out of documents before leaving the good old RSA
We entered Mozambique at the Giriyondo border post and everything went smooth if not quick. The customs guy vanished for periods but eventually we could leave. Our plan was to camp at Massingir Dam at a campsite named Aguia Pesqueira in the Limpopo Trans Frontier Park. Following the Peace Accord of 1992 and the subsequent treaty between Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Coutada 16, once one of Africa’s premier hunting areas, was proclaimed the Parque Nacional do Limpopo. This vast area of over one million hectares forms the Mozambique component of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, soon to be Africa’s largest protected wildlife area, linking Limpopo, Kruger and Gonarezhou National Parks. Leaving the Kruger and having visited Gonarezhou last year, it was devastating for us to drive through this lovely pristine bushveld without seeing one single animal At the campsite we were asked to rather go to Campismo Albufeira nearer to the exit gate of the Park, because there were no water at the campsite. The Albufeira campsite were nice but noisy because they are extending the already huge dam wall and the lorries, stonebreakers, etc. were working nonstop next to the campsite.
Giriyondo Border. Very expensive border crossing because one pays Park Fees of R125 per person and R125 per vehicle…R375
Campismo Aquia Pesqueira , Massingir Dam
Campismo Albufeira. Camp fee R70 p.p = R140