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Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« on: December 06, 2012, 10:21:30 am »
Looking for any feedback from any Dogs on what to expect at the SA / Mozo border @ Komatipoort on Christmas Day - will the queues be hectic?

Am I nuts trying to cross that way or should I go via Swaziland?
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 10:49:17 am »
Period from 15 Dec to about 22 Dec is generally very hectic - I have opted to go via Swaziland during this time - bit longer but quicker and less frustration - travelling back on New Years day is always a good move as no-one is about - all babelaas ;)

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 11:28:44 am »
I took the swaziland border option last year just before christmas (22 Dec) entering Mozam, there were only three vehicles. On the 2nd of jan 2012 spent 10hours at komatipoort on the way back.

I would stick to the swazi border crossing, just take note they sometimes have fuel shortages over the festive season, so maak maar vol voor swaziland.
 

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 11:55:23 am »
Period from 15 Dec to about 22 Dec is generally very hectic - I have opted to go via Swaziland during this time - bit longer but quicker and less frustration - travelling back on New Years day is always a good move as no-one is about - all babelaas ;)

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Imho the two best days to travel are 25 Dec and 1 Jan. As you say... everyone else is at home stuffing themselves or too lazy to move due to various reasons.  >:D
 

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 12:00:56 pm »
I've heard how hectic it can get, but my thoughts zackly about Xmas day possibly being a quite day .... but one never knows.

The trade off for going via Swazi is the longer distance = time ....

Has anyone been through on Christmas day?
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 12:15:37 pm »
We tried to go through on Christmas day once a couple of years back.  Roughly 4.5km before we came to the border post the queue for cars started.  As far as I can remember we arrived around 9am or so.  We waited for 30 minutes to see if the queue moved at all and then decided to go the Swaziland way.  We were through the border in no time (I think there were only 2 other cars).

Kosi Bay border post is just as bad.

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 12:55:36 pm »
We went through Komatipoort Dec 24 2010. 3 O'clock in the morning passed the 10km board for Komatipoort, approximately 2km further down the road we got the que. 2 Hours later it was a 4 lane highway :o (one way, driving on the side of the road and everywhere else) to Komatipoort. Could not even turn around.

 Took us until 12 O'clock that afternoon to get through. Will never ever again use that ro ute. Came back via Swaziland and it was a breeze.

Took us more than 12 hours to travel just over 550km.
 

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2012, 12:56:00 pm »
We tried to go through on Christmas day once a couple of years back.  Roughly 4.5km before we came to the border post the queue for cars started.  As far as I can remember we arrived around 9am or so.  We waited for 30 minutes to see if the queue moved at all and then decided to go the Swaziland way.  We were through the border in no time (I think there were only 2 other cars).

Kosi Bay border post is just as bad.
Thanks, your feedback has made up my mind - Swazi .... Coola
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2012, 07:29:14 am »
My in-laws were stuck  at Komati for 3.5 hours yesterday on their way to Maputo.
 

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2012, 09:38:11 am »
My in-laws were stuck  at Komati for 3.5 hours yesterday on their way to Maputo.
Nearly a round of golf :biggrin:
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2012, 11:48:00 am »
12km que at 8HOO this morning..... :dousing:
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 06:21:42 pm »
What is the border times for today 3 Jan 2012. Myson is on his way to Komatopoort
 

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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 05:22:30 pm »
We passed through on Xmas day around 11am - no hassle - very quite.

We returned on Sunday 6th - 1.5 hour entry to exit - not too much hassle.

What is a hassle are the cops in Maputo - they pull you over on any occasion. The one cop suggested that the passengers in the rear wern't wearing seat belts, when they were. He said "we have a problem" - I said "I don't thinks so" ... he says "What to do" ... I say "Let's go the police station" .... he gives me back my License and waves us off ... what a champion Twatwaffle.
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Re: Komatipoort border on Xmas day
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 05:41:22 pm »
Welcome home buddy!!! It was that shiny rental Landy of yours that had them fooled!!!! Want to hear all about the trip!

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