Directions without a boat

The GPS co-ordinates are :

Camp Carlos: 26º04'59.60"S 32º57'09.90"E

Harbour Master: 25º58'37.37"S 32º34'16.25"E

Club Nautica: 25º58'52.80"S 32º35'07.25"E

Club Naval: 25º57'35.55"S 32º35'45.82"E

WITHOUT A BOAT
FROM DURBAN

Take the N2 Highway and continue north. After Mkuze take the Jozini turn-off. Drive through the small town of Jozini, and veer left over the dam wall and continue towards the border post at Ponta do Ouro. *From there on follow the directions below

FROM PRETORIA / JOHANNESBURG
Take the N4 East & go through the Komatipoort Border Post. Drive towards Maputo on the EN4. After about 40km turn right onto Route 251. Follow this road for 40km until it joins the EN5. Follow the EN5 East for 5km until you reach the town of Boane. In Boane turn right onto Route 202 towards Bela-Vista. After about 60km you will reach a T-junction close to Bela Vista. Turn right onto Route 201 towards Ponta Do Ouro. After about 27 km, turn right to the Elephant Park's Northern Gate. Follow the instructions below for OPTION 1: Entering through Northern Gate of Elephant Park.

Alternatively, take the N4 east. After Witbank, turn off onto the N11 towards Hendrina/ Ermelo. After Ermelo take the N2 towards Pongola. When you have passed Pongola drive until you reach the Jozini turn off on your left. Drive towards Ponta do Ouro border post. *From there on follow the directions below.

Directions from Ponta do Ouro border post:

Note that the Ponta border post is open from 08h00 - 17h00.
Please check that all the passports have been stamped by Immigration on SA and Mozambican side.
It is advisable to deflate the vehicle and trailer's tyres. From the Kosi Bay border it is +- 110km sand road. Please make sure that if you are towing a boat or trailer, that it is not wider than the vehicle. The vegetation on the road is not consistently maintained.


OPTION 1: Entering through Northern Gate of Elephant Park

Immediately turn left once through the border post .It seems like you are passing through a taxi rank. 26º51'83.60"S 32º49'76.20"E
After about 8,5km you will cross the power lines. Continue following them. Don't turn off.
Next turn off is slightly to your right. 26º31'46.85"S 32º43'13.83"E
Keep on this road until you reach the gate. 26º30'18.23"S 32º43'01.13"E .
Entrance fee is +- R100per person PLUS R100 per vehicle & per boat one way!!! (Fees are subject to change)
Follow the transmission lines. Follow the power lines. Pass power pole no.353 at 26º26'70.30"S 32º51'45.30"E.  Keep driving straight on.
At Santa Maria town turn right. 26º06'13.34"S 32º55'37.82"E.  Follow the signs for Torres camp. Keep left. It takes about 5 adventurous hours to reach Camp Carlos from Ponta border post.

Once at the beach: NO driving on the beaches is allowed. Please off-load the luggage at the chain that restricts vehicle access to the beach. 26° 5'34.47"S - 32°57'2.95"E.
Upon arrival at Ponta Torres, contact Nelson (+258 84 512 0515), he will come with a small boat to ferry you and the luggage to the camp. Alternatively enjoy the 1.5km walk along the beach to the camp.

At the parking area at Ponta Torres the rate is +- R60per vehicle & trailer per day. Make sure you have the exact amount change (R20 & R10) as they don’t always have change.

OPTION 2: Entering through Southern Gate of Elephant Park.

During heavy rainfall this route is not recommended due to the rising water level of the lakes in the pans.
Immediately turn left once through the border post. It seems like you are passing through a taxi rank. 26º51'83.60"S 32º49'76.20"E
After about 8,5km turn right at Ponta Mamoli sign. 26º46'44.20"S 32º48'60.8"E. Drive for 3km until next turn-off.
Next turn off is to your right. 26º44'97.60"S 32º49'21.80"E. This is a short tar road for about 3.2km.
Turn off to your left at 26º44'23.70"S 32º51'01.40"E
Enter Elephant Park through South Gate. 26º36'46.90"S 32º50'62.90"E.
Entrance fee is +- R100per person PLUS R100 per vehicle & per boat one way!!! (Fees are subject to change)
Follow the transmission lines. Follow the power lines. Pass power pole no.353 at 26º26'70.30"S 32º51'45.30"E.  Keep driving straight on.
At Santa Maria town turn right. 26º06'13.34"S 32º55'37.82"E.  Follow the signs for Torres camp. Keep left. It takes about 5 adventurous hours to reach Camp Carlos from Ponta border post.

Once at the beach: NO driving on the beaches is allowed. Please off-load the luggage at the chain that restricts vehicle access to the beach. 26° 5'34.47"S - 32°57'2.95"E.
Upon arrival at Ponta Torres, contact Nelson (+258 84 512 0515), he will come with a small boat to ferry you and the luggage to the camp. Alternatively enjoy the 1.5km walk along the beach to the camp.

At the parking area at Ponta Torres the rate is +- R60per vehicle & trailer per day. Make sure you have the exact amount change (R20 & R10) as they don’t always have change.

This route is not recommended for towing a boat. You can however tow a trailer or Jet-ski.

IF YOU WISH TO DRIVE TO MAPUTO AND BOAT ACROSS TO CAMP CARLOS:
A boat is available to take you from Maputo to Camp Carlos. Please contact Ricardo at +258 84 398 1339 for a charter quotation. It is essential to contact Ricardo in advance.

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