Tan 'n Biki Macaneta Mozambique Accommodation

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S 25  44' 56, 98"  /  E 32  44' 29, 71"

Fly or drive?
Dependant on the nature of the holiday you want to take you can either fly or drive in to Mozambique from South Africa or any of the neighbouring countries.

Maputo International Airport has direct flights from Johannesburg, South Africa and Portugal. Flights are less than two hours and vehicles are available for hire from the airport or alternatively you can make use of the Tan ‘n Biki Shuttle Services although booking is essential.

By Car
From Johannesburg the trip will take anywhere between 6 – 7 hours by car, border time included. Leaving from Pretoria is a bit quicker. You DO NOT need a 4x4 to get to Tan ‘n Biki, there are main roads from the border right to Macaneta, where after the toll gate you will be met with compacted roads all the way to your chalet or hotel room.

With the completion of the Catembe bridge, travellers can now also enter from the Kosi Bay border, cross over the bridge and head through Maputo to Tan ‘n Biki. Travel times vary depending on where you start your journey.

If travelling by car you will need:

  • Passport
  • Valid International or South African driver’s license
  • Vehicle Registration Forms (if you are still paying off your vehicle, you need certified copies from the institution that is financing your vehicle, eg. Wesbank)
  • Border letter from your vehicle insurance company, stating the time period of your journey and to which country or countries you’re travelling.
  • Mozambique Third Party Insurance - click here to purchase online through Hollard Insurance, or available at select outlets
  • Two reflective triangles
  • Two reflective jackets
  • Fire extinguisher

Please click here for our travel tips page for additional information on travelling by vehicle.

Getting to Tan ‘n Biki
Take the N4 to Nelspruit. Carry on passed Malelane and Komatipoort straight to the Lebombo border post. 

From Ressano Garcia / Lebombo Border
After entering into Mozambique keep on the N4, you will pass through a tollgate and go through a weigh bridge section. Just after the Matola River (Rio) bridge (±65km from the border) you will see a large sign that points to Matola and Maputo straight, with a left turn in 500m to Zimpeto, Maputo (Costa do Sol), Xai Xai. Turn left!

This is the famous Ring Road. Drive through 5 traffic circles (roundabouts), until you see the offramp to the EN1 to Xai Xai. Turn left onto this offramp.

You are in Marracuene
Follow the road until you pass under a large bridge, you are now heading into “Marracuene”. Carry on straight until on your right you see a series of banks, drive slowly and at what is the last road there is a pink bank called Millennium Bim with a number of signs on the corner. Turn right into this road.

Drive down to the T-junction and turn left with the park on your left, keep right at the very next slipway – again there are a few signs to resorts at this slipway. If you head to the large white official government building in front of you – you have gone too far.

The slipway leads down a sharp hill, over a railway line and onto the bridge over the Nkomati River. Just after you have crossed over the river there is a toll gate into Macaneta. Pay your toll and carry on straight with this road.

The road (±6km) leads through the marsh lands (don’t panic – it’s all compacted now) and all the way to a very large T-Junction (which will eventually be a circle) with signs, shops, a pharmacy etc in front of you. Here turn right! Almost there!

Drive for ±600m, the river is now on your right until you see the sign for Tan ‘n Biki on the left. Turn left!

Now carry on straight, curving through the road, until you see our gate on the right. You won’t miss it! It is large, gorgeous, and ready to welcome you to your holiday!

From Maputo
Follow the Costo do Sol road heading to Xai Xai. Take the offramp to Xai Xai, heading north.

Follow the directions above from where they state You are in Marracuene.

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