More About Giriyondo
The Giriyondo Tourism Acces Facility is 95km from the Phalaborwa Gate, and only 42km from Letaba Camp. It is 75km from Giriyondo to Massingir, and about 270km from there to the coastal town of Xai-Xai.
The border post is positioned relatively far south in the Limpopo National Park, with the Massingir Dam and the Olifants River forming the southern boundary of the LNP. The Limpopo River, which runs in a southeasterly direction from the Pafuri area until it links up with the Olifants, forms the other boundary.
In June 2005, about 170km of road networks had been opened and graded in the Mozambican park, but many of these are only suitable for 4x4 vehicles, hence the border post only allows 4x4 access. It has been estimated that an average of about 30-40 vehicles will make their way through the border post a day, and the gate has a limit of 250 people per day.
No commercial traffic is allowed through the border post, and there is a four-tonne axle load limit on the Giriyondo road. The border post is open from 08h00 to 16h00 from October to March, but closes an hour earlier from April to September.
Did You Know?
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park will link the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique; the Kruger National Park in South Africa; Gonarezhou National Park, Manjinji Pan Sanctuary and Malipati Safari area in Zimbabwe, as well as two areas in Kruger and Gonarezhou, namely the Sengwe communal land in Zimbabwe and the Makuleke region in South Africa into one huge conservation area of 35 000 square kilometres.
The GLTP is the first step in the establishment of a bigger transfrontier conservation area (TFCA) that will measure almost 100 000 square kilometres. The larger TFCA will include Banhine and Zinave National Parks, the Massinger and Corumane areas and interlinking regions in Mozambique, as well as various privately and state-owned sonservation areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe bordering on the Transfrontier Park.