In april and may 2014 we plan to travel from Johannesburg/Kruger NP (by 4x4) to Mozambique (hopefully also to Gorongosa NP).
We first head to Kruger park and we want to leave the park in the north and cross the border at Pafuri. From there it must be possible to drive to the coast side in Mozambique (Mapinhane).
Our question is: can anybody inform us about the road conditions from Pafuri to Mapinhane. What we learned from some information in the guides, the map and from internet the road from Pafuri to Mapai is in rather good condition, then we have to cross the river at Mapai (it must be possible in the dry seaseon, and we think we are in the beginning of that seasen) and than the road to Machala is also in rather good condition. But from Machala to the east via Massemane to Mabote looks a litte bit heavier on the map. So we wonder if it is possible to drive that road with your Toyota Hilux4x4. We think it must be possible, but we are not sure. Furtheron from Mabote to Mapinhane the road on the map looks in better condition.
Corry & Henk