2.3.3 Mozambique Land Border Crossing of Namaacha


The border post between Mozambique and Eswatini has spacious premises and movement through the border is quick (10 min per vehicle).  However, delays may be observed during holiday periods and long weekends. There is not much heavy traffic.

Border Crossing Location and Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Mozambique: Namaacha
Eswatini: Lomahasha

Province or District


Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing

Namaacha, 0 km





Managing Authority / Agency


Contact Person



Travel Times

Nearest International Airport


Distance in 80 km

Truck Travel Time: 4’00’’

Car Travel time: 1’35’’

Nearest Port


Distance in 77.8 km

Truck Travel Time: 4’00’’

Car Travel time: 1’30’’

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets,

or with significant manufacturing or production capacity


Distance in 70.5 km

Truck Travel Time: 3’30’’

Car Travel time: 1’20’’

Other Information


Fuel availability is good.

There are no weighbridges until Maputo.

Hours of Operation


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00


8:00 – 17:00

National Holidays

8:00 – 17:00

Seasonal Constraints



Daily Capacity

The border process is smooth and has plenty of capacity for the usual traffic.


Customs Clearance

Border & Vehicle Requirements:

  • A valid passport with more than 6 months remaining until expiry date. Citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe do not require visas, but all other nationalities require holiday visas (which can be obtained from the border) to get into Mozambique.
  • A valid driver's license for the driver.
  • Vehicle & boat registration documents.
  • Temporary import permits are compulsory for vehicles & must be filled in at the border.
  • A Compulsory Third-Party Liability insurance certificate (valid for 30 days from the date issued which can be obtained at the border) per vehicle & per towed application.
  • A "Declaration of entry of foreign currency" must be collected and completed at the customs desk if carrying over USD 5,000 in cash.
  • For vehicles longer than 6 meters, reflectors on the front and rear of your vehicle are required.
  • Each vehicle must have the 2 red reflective triangles & 2 reflective vests.
  • No drugs, firearms or explosive materials can be brought in Mozambique.

For more information on customs in Mozambique, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Other Relevant Information

Border & Vehicle Costs (prices are subject to change):

  • Third party insurance (available at the border) is compulsory – USD 11 per vehicle and USD 6 per Trailer.
  • Temporary import permit for vehicles and any towed trailer – USD 0.75 each.

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List


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