We arrived in Kosi Bay after about 10 hours of at times stressful driving – from near the Lesotho Border in the Free State of South Africa. We arrived here in the dark of night and promptly made a beeline for the beach on the sandy roads in our 2wd Honda Jaz- looking for lodging – big mistake. There were no lights – and signs indicating hotels located just down the road were misleading as we later found out we were many kilometers from the beach. Passing no cars and fishtailing in the sand many times we decided to turn around and found an inn right next to the road. AS the case always is with late night arrivals – the inn was, less than ideal and quite expensive.
We entered the border the next morning – the line of 4wd vehicles only was testament to the roads in this part of Mozambique. We left our 2wd vehicle at the border and crossed on foot. The line up of cars was from Mozambique to South Africa – not the opposite direction. This is not a main border crossing and it is only open during select daylight hours.
From there we hitch hiked to the beach which under normal circumstances was going to prove very difficult with the lack of traffic – but we had met some chaps earlier in the day who indicated they were going to be crossing – so we just waited for them. Finally they showed; the actual ride took about 45 minutes because of the terrible sandy roads – deep sand, steep sandy narrow ruts – crazy driving! This is remote Africa. No Internet, no phone service. Fortunately we were in their state of the art Land Rover and fortunately they liked Aerosmith. Fortunately their speakers could handle the high volume. AWesome!