PICS: Your next trip to Mozambique just got easier with the opening of Africa’s very own Golden Gate look-alike

2018-11-16 14:00
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A dhow sails across the Maputo harbour in front of

An early photography showing construction on the bridge in the Maputo Harbour (Photo: iStock)

It has never been simpler for travellers to head on over to Mozambique from South Africa, with Africa's longest suspension bridge now officially opened earlier this week.  

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The 3km-long, twin-tower suspension Maputo-Catembe Bridge stands about 114m above Maputo Bay, is 680 metres-long and joins the city centre to the outlying district of Katembe, according to AFP.

It is also expected to significantly reduce travel time. This trip can take up to six hours when driving from KwaZulu-Natal's Kosi Bay to Maputo – however the bridge will now reduce that time to roughly 90 minutes - allowing you to dedicate more time, in-destination to your border-crossing break. 

When compared to the petrol consumption for the longer route, it makes the R40 or 160 meticais toll seem rather nominal.

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Take a look at pics of the new bridge shared to twitter: 

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