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Carpremium: rent - a - car

Entreposto.

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Other Contact: info@carpremium.co.mz

Phone: +258 21 401 713

Type: Car/Motor Home

Website: http://www.carpremium.co.mz

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  • Updated Oct 28, 2010
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Gasoline & Diesel Prices [January 23, 2007] - Maputo
Gasoline & Diesel Prices [January 23, 2007]

Gasoline Prices.

If any visitor is planning to rent a car in Maputo, this following information might be helpful.

On January 23, 2007, gasoline & diesel prices in Maputo were:

~ Gasoline ~
24.30 meticais per litre.

~ Diesel ~
24.50 meticais per litre.


Prices for both gasoline and diesel are approximately €0.74 euro cents or $0.95 US dollars per LITRE.

Or approximatelly $3.5 USdollar cents per GALLON.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 11, 2007
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Taxi rides for 100 Meticais (=about 3 Euros)

Taxis are generally available in the city of Maputo and easy to find in front of any major hotel.

Local Taxis ride without meter (!!) but this should not be a concern for any visitor since, as far as I know, there are only two prices for the rides :)

> 100 Meticais (=about 3 euros) for any regular ride.
> 200 Meticais (=about 6 euros) for longer rides.

I've done myself several Taxi rides in Maputo and recall that only once I've paid 150 Meticais and one other 250 Meticais.

Nevertheless, my suggestion is to confirm Price for each ride before you'll get inside the car. Failing to do so, a customer might get a bigger check by the end of the trip and that would be an ugly surprise !!

Note that Taxis are generally quite old cars and on all my rides I've found generally trusty drivers regarding the concern of safety and robbery.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 6, 2007
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Imperial Car Rental - Maputo
Imperial Car Rental

Imperial Car Rental

Maputo downtown
591 Av. Mao Tse Tung
Maputo
Telephone: (+258) 2149-3543
Facsimile: (+258) 2149-3545

Maputo Airport
Maputo
Telephone: (+258) 2146-5250
Facsimile: (+258) 2146-5250

Nampula Airport - Provincia de Nampula
Nampula
2145
Telephone: (+258) 621-6312
Facsimile: (+258) 621-6312

----- quote from Imperial's website -----

Imperial Car Rental is currently the largest home grown, South African born car rental brand. It was started by Carol Scott in 1979 with a humble fleet of nine cars in a small office in downtown Johannesburg.

Imperial’s philosophy has always been to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit, thinking big, but with the attitude and commitment of a small business. Personal service and attention to detail has been the foundation of the company with a focus on delivering “impressive” customer service.

Imperial currently operates a fleet of over 15 000 vehicles in more than 100 locations across eight African countries namely; South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Zambia. Its most recent branch opening was in the largely untapped market of Soweto.

Imperial has the largest share of the South African corporate market and a rapidly growing leisure market share which Imperial is well positioned to serve through its extensive network and wide range of product offerings.

Imperial’s attributes its success to date to consistently raising the service level bar, which is the key differentiator in this fiercely competitive industry. With its 24 hour service and willingness to go to any lengths for its customers, the company has revitalized and re-energized its twenty five year old slogan ‘Yours Personally’. Every person in the company lives the Imperial promise – “We will impress you”.

Through the decades, Imperial has become a household name and remains one of the strongest brands in the car rental industry.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 6, 2007
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entering the Chapa - Maputo

entering the Chapa

The inexpensive Chapa rides

Chapa is a vehicle used for public transportation. This service is provided (I guess) by private small businesses.

Those vehicles, normally Toyota Hiace vans, can easily be found anywhere in Maputo and theoretically one can get to anywhere in the city for a mere 5 MT Chapa ride.

Regular tourists & other visitors tend to avoid these Chapa rides since they will feel unsafe inside those vehicles. I personally experienced their service and felt comfortable with it.

Each ride costs 5 MT (about 16 euro cents) to anywhere in Maputo and 7.5 MT (about 2.5 euro cents) to longer distances or to Maputo's outskirts locations.

Please be aware that some danger may be definitely associated. In particular for longer distances. Chapa drivers do speed a lot and one always wonder about the shape of the vehicle brake system !! - FYI, while in Maputo -in August 2006- I've read on the news that somewhere in the Maputo's outskirts a Chapa Van had accident and, unfortunately, all its 16 passengers have died !!

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2007
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From Maputo to Johannesburg / Pretoria by BUS - Maputo
From Maputo to Johannesburg / Pretoria by BUS

Intercape to Johannesburg / Pretoria

Departures from Maputo to Johannesburg & Pretoria
07:45h & 19:00h.

Arrivals to Maputo from Johannesburg / Pretoria
07:45h & 15:30h

Maputo Office:
Tropical Air Tours,
Ave 24 de Julho, nr 909
Maputo

Mode: TO

Other Contact: Email: tropical@tvcabo.co.mz

Phone: +258 21 325 078 / 21 431 006

Type: Bus

Website: http://www.intercape.co.za

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 13, 2007
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Taking the "Bagamoyo" Ferry to Catembe

Catembe is located on the other side of Maputo Bay.

One may take the Ferry, named "Bagamoyo", for a 10-minute ride to the other side of the bay. Ticket prices are 200 MT (6.5 euros) for a car+driver and 5 MT (16 euro cents) for each additional person inside the car.

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Type: Ship/Boat

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 13, 2006
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The "Laranjinha" Taxi - The "Little Orange" Taxi

Apanhe uma Laranjinha !!! - in english: Take a tuk-tuk taxi...

"Laranjinha" translates into "Little Orange".

There are six Laranjinhas in the city of Maputo. Beside the driver, the vehicle may carry 3 more people (2 adults and a child).

They charge 25 MTn (about 80 euro cents = $1 US dollar ) per kilometre and are happy to drive you to the beach front, or any other sight in the city or to your favourite restaurant or club.

Works 7 days per week.

Telf: 824-100-001 or 823-831-380.

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Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2006
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Nadia - Maputo

Nadia

Europcar - rental car

Europcar has a branch in Maputo. It's located on Julius Nyerere Avenue right next to Polana Hotel

This branch is able to provide any needed assistance directly to any Europcar vehicle rented to circulate within the Província de Maputo region.

Mode: AROUND

Other Contact: Cell: (+258) 823-002-410

Phone: (+258) 21-497-338 & 21-466-172

Type: Car/Motor Home

Website: http://Email: europcar@virconn.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 8, 2006
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