The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Route includes South Africa”s world-famous Kruger National Park with its abundance of wildlife, established infrastructure and tourism-base, as well as the stunning geological splendour of Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Mozambique”s Limpopo National Park (Parque Nacional do Limpopo) – a pristine wildlife area which has been open to visitors since 2005.
Tourists are able to drive across international boundaries into adjoining conservation areas in the three countries (South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe). The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is a world-class eco-tourism destination, with extensive private sector involvement, but managed to optimise benefits for biodiversity conservation and economic development of local communities.
The Giriyondo Border Post is 95km from the Phalaborwa Gate of the Kruger National Park and only 42km from the Letaba Camp. Once through the Giriyondo Border Post you enter the Parque Nacional do Limpopo and can choose to either camp at the luxurious Machampane Wilderness Trails Camp or if you have your own tent or caravan, Campiso de Aguia Pesqueira (the place of the fish eagle). Another option is to drive to Massingir and overnight at the Covane Community Lodge. Here the southern boundary of the Park is formed by the Massingir Dam and the Olfiants River.
It is important to take note that the Giriyondo border is open from 08:00 to 15:00 from 1 April to 30 September and from 08:00 to 16:00 from 1 October to 31 March. It is also important to be aware of what is allowed through the border post and what should or should not be declared. An important tip is to unpack all groceries out of shopping bags, as it might lead to extra import tax if goods are still in bags.