PLUMTREE BORDER POST
The information provided in this section was correct on 28 Feb 2011 and applies only to tourists. Commercial vehicles must expect much longer delays and they pay much more.
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 20:00 daily
Time needed for border crossing: This is a rather busy border post between Botswana and Zimbabwe near Francistown in Botswana and Plumtree in Zimbabwe. Normally it will take you 90 minutes to cross the border. During peak periods such as Easter weekend, delays can be up to 3 hours. If your vehicle is registered in Zimbabwe the time crossing into Zimbabwe will be at least 15 minutes less and if your vehicle is registered in South Africa or Botswana, the crossing will be 15 minutes quicker when returning to Botswana with a Botswana registered vehicle. On average crossing this border will take half the time needed to cross Beit Bridge Border Post.
Vehicle cost involves with South African and Botswana registered vehicle to Zimbabwe: R600
Restricted goods: Any of the following alcohol beverages but not all of them:
Vehicle documents needed to enter Zimbabwe or Botswana: Passports valid for 6 month after departure: Certified copies or original of the vehicle's registration certificate. Letter of owner stamped by the police if the vehicle does not belong to you. If the vehicle belongs to a company, a letter on the company letterhead will be required. This applies even if you are the only shareholder of the company and\or Close Corporation.
Vehicle requirement: All vehicles travelling on Zimbabwean roads must have a red reflector on both sides on the back of the vehicle and a white reflector on both sides in front of the vehicle. Reflector tape is perfect.
Trailers: All trailers on South African and Botswana roads must have reflective yellow tape on the back and on the side of the trailer. In addition trailers must have a Red T, which must be at least 30 cm high and 20 cm wide on the back of the vehicle in Zimbabwe. Red duct tape can be used to make the T.
Visa Cost USA $35.00
VISA Requrements to enter Zimbabwe
|Visa requirements for entering Botswana:|
|Citizens of the following countries must obtain visas prior to arrival. All other citizens does not need visas:|
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
DRS – Democratic Republic of Congo
Sao Tome and Principe
United Arab Emirates