Reliable sources inform the Kruger Park Times that the Giriyondo Border Post linking the Kruger National Park with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique will probably be opening for tourists in early December, although the border post will not be ceremonially opened until next year. The turn-off to the border post lies between Letaba and Mopani, and visitors to Kruger would be able to enter Mozambique and travel through the Limpopo National Park towards Massingir.
The opening of the border post will mark the first official tourism link in the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, which will combine the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. The border post was meant to be officially opened by the three presidents of South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in mid-November.
However, they were unable to co-ordinate their diaries and an official opening is still being planned for some time in the first quarter of 2006. Agencia de Informacao de Mozambique reports that Mozambican tourism minister Fernando Sumbana has said “All conditions have been created for the park to start receiving some tourists”.