GPS Coordinates: 25° 0'43.67"S 34° 2'10.26"E
Chizavane (near Xai Xai)
Zona Braza Lodge is situated at Praia de Chizavane, Mocambique. The Lodge is 280km north of Maputo and 40km north of Xai Xai on the EN1, towards Inhambane. Zona Braza is ± 800km from Pretoria/Johannesburg. Estimated travel time is between 10 – 12 hours, border and rest room stop included. The road is smooth, pothole-free and you can reach us with a normal car.
Directions To Zona Braza Beach Lodge
- 1st Tollgate, Moamba Plaza – mts190.
- Driving towards Maputo, passing the weigh bridge, just after the Matola Rio (river) find the entrance for the Ring Road. Do not use this road with or after heavy rains.
- Drive on the Ring Road until you get the Xai Xai turn off to your left.
- You are on the EN 1 North (Xai Xai road)
Alternative Route To Zona Braza Avoiding Maputo
Travel from the Komatipoort border to Zona Braza taking the Moamba or Sabie gravel road: Approx. 1km after Moamba tollgate plaza, take the turn off to your left, Moamba. Left again towards Moamba town. Go over the train track. ln Moamba town you will reach a park on your right (Clube de Moamba) at the end of this park, turn right (shop on left after turn and a church). Drive until you get a split in the road - straight is Moamba road and to the left over the bridge is Sabie - Magude road. You can take both roads. Sabie town has a small petrol station. You will reach the town of Magude, keep on going straight until you reach the bridge. Go over the bridge, turn left when you reach a T-junction (left to the town of Xinavane. To your right is the Moamba road. Drive through the town of Xinavane until you reach a T-junction, turn to your left towards Xai Xai. You are now again on the main road EN1
Directions To Xai Xai, Mozambique From Durban
(Durban to Xai Xai = 790 kilometres)
Take the N2 and stay on the freeway. Go past Ballito, Stanger, Richards Bay, Empangeni, Mtubatuba and Mkuzi;
You will reach the Gollela Border turn-off on your right (approximately 300 kilometres past Durban);
From the border you drive straight through Swaziland for approximately 45 minutes. When you reach a sign board that says Siteki / Goba on your right, drive for another 25 minutes until you reach a T-Junction;
Directions To Xai Xai, Mozambique Via Phalaborwa / Kruger National Park
It is necessary to spend at least 1 night in either the Kruger Park or in the Transfronteir Park if you are travelling via Giriyondo.
(Phalaborwa to Xai Xai = 410 kilometres)
Lomahasha / Namaacha Border Post
The border post closest to Maputo between Swaziland and Mozambique is situated in the north-eastern corner of Swaziland.
On the Swazi side it is known as Lomahasha and on the Mozambican side as Namaacha. The road between Swaziland and Maputo via Lomahasha / Namaacha is not part of the N4 / EN4 TRAC toll road, but is generally considered to be in a good condition. It provides access to the second biggest port for Swaziland's importers and exporters and an alternative to Richard's Bay.
Directions from Giriyondo Border Post, South Africa – Mozambique
The Giriyondo border post located on the Kruger National park boundry between South Africa and Mozambique: Operating Hours: Summer (1 October to 31 March) 08.00 to 16.00 Winter (1 April to 30 September) 08.00 to 15.00 Foreign visitor visas (not required by South Africans) can be obtained at the border post and take approximately 10 minutes to issue.
Directions from Kruger Park/Mozambique
The "Giriyondo Border Post" is one of two gates that provide entrance to the eastern region of the northern area of the Kruger National Park and it is situated ±45km northeast of Letaba camp. Not only does this border post provide access between South Africa and Mozambique, but it also forms one of the major links for the "Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park". The other access gate for the GLTP is at the Pafuri Border Post, situated on the South Africa / Mozambique border, east of the Pafuri region and north of Punda Maria Camp.
Directions from Komatiepoort (Lebombo)
Take the N4 towards Komatipoort (Witbank, Nelspruit, Malelane, Komatipoort) you will reach the Lebombo border going through to Mozambique.
Follow the EN1 towards Maputo.
1st Tollgate, Moamba Plaza – mts135. On the double road towards Maputo you will get the first robot, turn left. (On your left hand side you will find a shopping centre with a SHOPRITE).