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Ports, Posts & Places of Interest

Site of the former Rhodesian/Zimbabwe/Federal Customs & Excise Departments

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Beira Bachelors' Mess (Submitted by David Gillam, November 2007)

Mtoko (Submitted by David Gillam November 2007)

mtoko rhodesia

Kasumbalesa submitted by David Gillam November 2007


Kasumbalesa submitted by David Gillam November 2007


The famous Lion & Elephant Motel submitted by Howard Prothero June, 2007

rhodesia lion and elephant motel
African Distillers submitted by Howard Prothero June 2007

rhodesia african distillers

Beitbridge circa 1931 submitted by Derel Brent and taken from his late father's photo album.  The reverse of this photo bears the inscription "Customs Controls - Beitbridge"  Can anyone provide any further information on this photo?

rhodesia beitbridge 1931
Collector's House at Chirundu submitted by Derek Brent September 2006

rhodesia customs collector house chirundu

Road to Kazangula 1974 submitted by Verena Gardner September 2006

rhodesia road to kazangula
Kazangula Mess 1974 submitted by Verina Gardner September 2006

rhodesia kazangula mess 1974

Police Landrover goes through the barrier at Beitbridge.  Taken from the upostairs Mess room; Glens vehicle can be seen in queue at the weighbridge.  Submitted by Andre Guernier

rhodesia customs beitbridge
Chirundu Bridge looking towards Zambia (Police Station can be seen on left).  Submitted by John Spence July 2006

rhodesia chirundu bridge

Chirundu in 1968 (Dick King's VW can be seen nect to the building - thanks Ken Swinton for this info).  Submitted by John Spencer July 2006.

rhodesia chirundu border 1968

Chirundu in 1980 with extended Customs Hall & State Warehouse. The flag is Zimbabwe Rhodesia and was the only one ever flown at Chirundu.  It flew continuously, day & night from the reopening of the border post  till the arrival of the new Zimbabwe flag as we had no halyard, it was simply tied to the top of the pole.  Submitted by John Spence July 2008.

rhodesia chirundu border 1980