[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The opening of the Maputo-Katembe bridge on Saturday 10 November has drastically reduced travel times between Maputo and Kosi Bay from five hours to just 90 minutes along the new three-kilometre structure, which takes over the title of Africa’s longest suspension bridge.
The development and quick travel route are set to boost trade and tourism between South Africa and Mozambique.
The bridge is a game changer, linking KwaZulu-Natal with Maputo without going via Swaziland, making it even easier for travellers to get between the two countries.
The bridge makes bush and beach breaks in Mkuze, Hluhluwe and Umfolozi even more accessible. A day trip to Ponta do Ouro, a journey which in the past took four hours, will now only take 90 minutes.
Here’s why eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, also makes a great day trip.
The new Maputo-Katembe bridge hangs approximately 60 metres above Maputo Bay.
Before the opening, the Matadi Bridge in the Democratic Republic of Congo held the title of Africa’s longest suspension bridge.
Based on reports, the Mozambican project took four years and US$785-million, on loan from China, to complete.
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