Mozambique Accommodation

Mozambique Holiday Accommodation and Reservations.
Come Explore this diverse country with Mozambique Connection. Let us arrange your Mozambique dream holiday. We will help you to plan an experience of a lifetime. We specialize in Mozambique Holiday Accommodation.
Begin to plan your trip by using our Mozambique area list or the Mozambique Map below.
We have a wide range of Mozambique Accommodation available, From Fly Inn Mozambique Holiday Packages & Mozambique Honeymoon Specials, Self catering lodges or Private Homes, Bed and Breakfast resorts to Camping.

Mozambique Travel & Holiday Destinations

Barra Accommodation

Barra Accommodation

  500 km fromKomatipoort

Barra Mozambique Accommodation - Praia de Barra boasts the usual unspoilt, palm fringed and outstretched beaches synonymous with Mozambique. Situated 500 km north of Maputo in the southern point of the Inhambane Bay,
Swim in the tropical, crystal clear seas and lakes. Situated 10km's north of Tofo Beach. Access is on tarred roads until the last 7kms which is sand road but accessible by normal 2 wheel drive cars to most lodges.

Barra is a paradise for diving and snorkeling

, with a famous reef a mere 200 meters from the shore. The young and fit normally simply swim out to the reef. Or you can dive the world famous Manta Reef at Tofo (Praia de Tofo), bordering Barra to the south. Resorts like, Palm Grove and Barra Lodge offer guided diving and snorkeling expeditions, and they have all the necessary equipment on site.

Barra is also a famous deep sea angling spot

, where an abundance of game fish roam: Marlin, Sailfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Kingfish and Tuna.

So, if you are fed-up with your normal holidays, where you are only one of thousands of others, having to go to movies, restaurants and shopping malls, or standing in endless queues, come to
Barra and have a REAL holiday.

But be warned - Barra is addictive, and you would be drawn to it for the rest of your life!

Barra is a secluded unspoiled beach bordered by the Inhambane estuary on one side and the crystal clear waters of the Indian ocean on the other. The warm waters offer safe bathing and smooth and easy boat launching. Fishing grounds and diving reefs are nearby and the largely unexplored reefs offer endless pleasures for skin divers and snorklers. The estuary has magnificent mangrove areas which are spectacular to explore by boat. The nearest is town is Inhambane one of the oldest civilised towns in Mozambique dating back to the 1500’s and the Arab traders.

Accommodation In Barra - Holiday Accommodation categories

available in Barra include Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow, Self Catering Chalets/ Holiday Resort, Groups - Self Catering. DB&B Options as well as camping is available.

Bazaruto Archipelago Accommodation

Bazaruto Archipelago Accommodation

  760 km fromKomatipoort

Bazaruto Archipelago and Benguerra Island Accommodation - The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of 6 islands off the coast of southern Mozambique. They lie within Bazaruto National Park and are known for their white-sand beaches. Bazaruto, with sand dunes, is the largest island. Coral reefs around Magaruque and Santa Carolina islands protect rare marine animals, like dugongs. The wetlands, forests and grasslands of Benguerra Island's interior are home to many bird species.

Bazaruto Archipelago and Benguerra Island

Situated just off the main land about 760 km north of Maputo, Declared a national park in 1971, the archipelago boasts among its wildlife 180 species of birds, endemic butterflies, Suni antelope and freshwater crocodile. The protected reefs and beaches support dolphin, dugong, game fish, giant lobster and several species of marine turtle. These combinations make for a diverse and unique ecosystem.
The Archipelago is not the ideal location for those whose idea of a holiday is shopping as there are no shops, roads, or vehicles, just crystal clear water and squeaky white beaches.

Villanculos - the main land town servicing the island can be reached on tar roads. Access to the islands from the mainland is by boat or light aircraft transfer, depending on which resort you are travelling to.
There are flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos on LAM daily.

There is a huge variety of

activities on Bazaruto Island

. Fishing of all kinds is popular and a catch, photograph and release policy is encouraged. Diving on the many stunning reefs including an introductory talk and slide show on the corals to encourage conservation. Sailing safaris to outlying reefs or islands on a catamaran or take a hobie cat, wind surfer or paddle ski for a shorter excursion. There is also water skiing and paragliding. A sunset dhow trips is a beautiful way to the end the day in peace watching out for flamingos, dolphins, dugong and whales.

There are interesting walking trails on all of the islands leading visitors to the mangrove community, freshwater lakes and turtle nests. Bird watching during these walks can produce many interesting species there are over 115 different varieties. On Bazaruto go and see the centennial lighthouse, on Margaruque the ruined 19th century fort and on Benguerra take a tour round a local village with the chief and herbalist.

Bazaruto Archipelago Weather
: Weather is increasingly difficult to predict – below is a guideline of what can be expected:

January : Hot. 28-35°C. Rainy season
February : Hot. 28-38°C. Rainy season, mostly storms in afternoon.
March : Cooling down. 25-30°C. Little rain.
April : Weather settled. 25-30°C. Little rain.
May : Lovely month, weather settled. 20-28°C. No rain.
June : Fine weather. 18-27°C. No rain.
July/August : Winter months, but warm. 15-25°C. No rain.
September : Warming up again. Nice month. 18-28°C. Rain unlikely.
October : Getting hot again. 23-30°C. Rains unlikely.
November : Hot. 22-33°C. Rains could start.
December : Hot. 23-36°C. Could rain.

Bazaruto Archipelago Holiday Accommodation
available are 4 and 5 star resorts and lodges that cater for honeymoon couples, relaxing getaways for 2, family getaways and Groups.

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Bilene Accommodation

Bilene Accommodation

  230 km fromKomatipoort

Bilene Accommodation - also known as Praia do Bilene, is a town in southern Mozambique, lying 140 kilometers northeast of Maputo in the province of Gaza. It is known as a beach resort, lying on the Mozambique Channel. Noted for its calm and clear lagoon, the Uembje Lagoon, giving way to the pounding Indian Ocean beyond tall dunes.
The Gaza Province is dominated by strings of inland lakes and nowhere are they more beautiful than at Bilene. This peaceful town, known as San Martino in the days of Portuguese Mocambique, is situated on a hill overlooking the sprawling waters of the Uembje Lagoon which is a huge stretch of water, about 8km wide and 27km long and reaching depths of 50 meters. The shores are shallow and are ringed by beautiful white sandy beaches with rolling sand dunes and tropical lush vegetation.


town of Bilene

has a small but colourful local market. Fresh produce and a variety of foodstuffs can be purchased from the locals. Brightly coloured capalanas (sarongs) and locally made clothes swing from the stores. The curio sellers hawk their wooden wares and the ever present cashew nut sellers are in abundance. At the back of the market, you can find the locally caught fish from the lagoon – normally small garoupa, as well as crabs and prawns.

There is a variety of different

accommodation in Praia do Bilene

, ranging from campsites, self-catering and Resorts. Most of the establishments are situated on the shores of the Lagoon and are spread out so you have the feeling of space and endless beaches. There are local pubs, and over weekends discos for the young and young at heart!

The Lagoon lends itself to water sports, so bring the boat and jet-ski’s. Swimming is safe due to the shallowness of the lagoon and the water is always warm. Barges can be taken across the Lagoon to the mouth, where there is safe snorkeling and depending on the season you can see whales and turtles in the Ocean.

There are some great Quad Bike trails, one can go as far as the Limpopo River Mouth to Zongoene Resort, a 35km ride away through villages and inland lakes.

Praia do Bilene is an idyllic spot to get away from the stresses of the city. A perfect place to relax and unwind, with no 4x4 necessary to get there, it makes it easily accessible and is only 3 hours from Komatiepoort, and when you get to Bilene, there is always a Cold Beer and a Warm Welcome waiting for you at Bilene...

Boa vinda a Bilene! Welcome to the beautiful town of Bilene Mozambique.

Chidenguele Accommodation

Chidenguele Accommodation

  324 km fromKomatipoort

Chidenguele Accommodation - The Indian Ocean meets land at one very special place in Mozambique. Here its azure waters are home to whales, dolphins and turtles while predatory game fish prowl colourful reefs below. The pristine beaches are endless and washed in waves and sunlight. A thick fringe of tranquil dune forest stands guard high over thickets of ancient, scarlet-fruited cycads, dozing here in the dappled light as they have done for centuries. There is nothing rushed about this place, its tranquil splendour unchanged over a thousand years!

Between the Limpopo River and Inharrime, the coastline of Mozambique is littered with freshwater and salt water lakes. Many of the lodges in this area are still fairly remote and require a 4x4 to access, but there are a couple of

lodges at Chidenguele

which can easily be reached from the main EN-1 in normal vehicles and which can offer a great overnight stop or place to relax for a couple of days.
The beaches in this area are stunning and the are will appeal to all nature lovers. The lakes, particularly

Nhambavale lake at Chidenguele

is ideally suited to water sports although at the present time you will need to take all your own equipment with you as there are few organised activities in the area.

Whatever your
Chidenguele Mozambique hotels accommodation
requirements we will help you find the right place. Chidenguele Mozambique, location of hotels, lodges, camp sites, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and places to stay in the Chidenguele area of Mozambique. Distances from major attractions to Chidenguele and information about shops, fuel and facilities.
Chidenguele Mozambique Accommodation Guide
- quality hotels in Chidenguele for holiday travel. Mozambique Chidenguele accommodation options include hotels, lodges, guest houses, bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation including holiday homes.

Chissibuca Accommodation

Chissibuca Accommodation

  360 km fromKomatipoort

Chissibuca Accommodation - Chissibuca is located in the region of Inhambane. The distance from Mozambique's capital Maputo to Chissibuca is approximately 306 KM.
Canda Island is situated on the pristine coastline of the Indian Ocean, roughly 120km North of Xai Xai.

Kick off your shoes and get sand between your toes and sun on your skin.

Enjoy the thrilling adventure of water sports and fishing for Marlin, considered by some game fishermen to be a pinnacle of offshore game fishing. For the more relaxed there is great snorkelling opportunities and lounging on the beautiful white beaches. The ocean provides a constant breeze, helping towards a mosquito free environment. Boats can be launched easily at low or high tide from the safe platform provided by the bay. All year round sub-tropical climate and warm water compliment all the great factors of your dream come true holiday

Inhaca Island Accommodation

Inhaca Island Accommodation

  30 km fromMaputo

Inhaca Island Accommodation - Inhaca Island is an outstanding natural heritage site situated in the south of Mozambique. It is across Maputo Bay from the country’s capital making it an ideal weekend get away for people working in Maputo or tourists who would like to experience both urban and rural Mozambique. Access to the island is by boat.

Inhaca Island is a great diving and snorkeling destination

. The island has a wealth of unspoiled coral reefs, untouched fish life, and pristine beaches. On a dive, you will see staghorn, plate coral, moray eel, potato bass, large schools of barracuda and kingfish, as well as an abundance of dolphins, whale sharks, and manta rays.
The maximum diving depth is 30 meters, with visibility reaching between 10 and 30 meters. The average water temperature is 22-27 degrees Celsius.

Enjoy a walk along sand dunes, swimming and snorkeling at Inhaca Island, Spanning 52 sq km (20 sq mi), the island features a variety of ecosystems. Offshore coral reefs, some of the most southern in the world, offer fabulous snorkeling opportunities, while palm-lined paths and mangrove forests provide pleasant hiking conditions, with the chance to observe pelicans and flamingos on the way.

There is plenty to

do and see on Inhaca Island

. Take a dhow trip to Portuguese island, a lovely isolated spot where no one but a guide lives. Walk along the beach to the Marine Biology Station where research is carried out, and visit the museum which exhibits examples of all the animal, insect, plant and fish life indigenous to the island. Explore the interior of the island by land rover.

Fishing is excellent on the island especially from the lighthouse where there is a wreck to see if you go snorkeling. Other amazing snorkeling and diving spots are at Santa Maria (at the bottom tip of the island) and the famous coral gardens. There is also a good surf spot on the island.

Inhambane Accommodation

Inhambane Accommodation

  500 km fromKomatipoort

Inhambane Accommodation - The town of Inhambane, 500 km north of Maputo, can be reached by tar road although a 4x4 may be necessary to get to some of the resorts in the area. Inhambane is one of the oldest towns in Mozambique dating back to the 10th century and the Arab traders. The atmosphere and architecture in the town reflects this exciting and diverse history.

Accommodation in Inhambane

is served by an airport and a port, and has petrol stations, banks, public phones, shops, markets, a bus terminus and a museum. Side-walk cafes are dotted along the narrow streets.

There are some noteworthy sights for the culture vultures including the 200 year old Cathedral of Our Lady of Conception, the Governor’s Palace, the Municipal buildings, and the museum. The town itself is set on the

bay of Inhambane

, looking across to Maxixe. Enjoy a drink at the harbour whilst watching the dhows cruise across the bay. It is possible to hire a dhow to sail you around the bay or up to the Linga Linga Nature Reserve.

This fascinating area used to be a whaling station but is now the home to some of the last remaining dugong in Southern Mozambique. The landscape surrounding Inhambane is dominated by thousands of coconut palms - you’re really in the tropics now! This long stretch of coast line is by far the most developed in

Mozambique as far as tourism

is concerned.
Apart from the beautiful historical town of Inhambane the main attraction to this area are the idyllic beaches of Jangamo, Tofo, Tofinho and Barra, where the sea lovers can take part in a variety of marine activities. It is a great area for snorkeling, fishing and surfing. There are many good diving reefs in the area including the aptly named Manta reef, and Praia de Rocha where the rock and coral has formed a spectacular landscape of pinnacles, gullies, and overhangs. There is also the opportunity for dolphin and whale watching safari’s. Here is where Time Stands Still...

Secluded Beaches and Villas.
Explore the Ponta do Barra (Barra Point) and its colourful coral reef tailor-made for diving and snorkelling. Nearby, Barra Beach is only 30 minutes from Inhambane town and a honeymoon paradise. Secluded beaches, rustic accommodation in coconut groves and endless horizons. Enjoy a romantic holiday break here where you are close to Praia dos Cocos, Ponto do Barra, Vilankulo, Ilha de Benquerra and Guinjata Bay.

Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements in Mozambique, founded in 1560 by the Portuguese and now served by an airport and a harbour. A small town has evolved with banks, petrol stations, buses and a museum. Many cafes line the streets and cultural activities are many.

HISTORY - About 2 000 years ago, the expansion of the Sahara desert lead to a mass migration of people southward, assimilating scattered groups of San hunter-gatherers on the way. The Karanga, or Shona, became the dominant group in the region and were trading with Arab dhows as early as the 10th century. The Arabs brought beads, salt, cloth, ceramics etc. in exchange for gold and particularly ivory. The Arabs increased their influence until the arrival of Vasco da Gama who, in his quest for supply points for Portuguese vessels en route to India, anchored his four ships off Inhambane Bay in 1498. His men made landfall during inclement weather and approached a settlement where the locals told them in the Bitonga dialect to come in out of the rain: “Bela khu Nyumbani” The Portuguese incorrectly thought they were being told the name of the region, and so Inhambane got its present name.

Inharrime / Zavora Accommodation

Inharrime / Zavora Accommodation

  434 km fromKomatipoort

Inharrime And Zavora Accommodation - Zavora is situated in Inhambane Province – Inhambane means “place of the friendly people” and it is also one of the oldest ports in East Africa. With its pristine beaches, salt water mangroves and coconut palm groves, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas in Mozambique where you can completely “recharge your batteries”

Zavora is a beach, north east of Maputo in Mozambique

, in the district of Inharrime, province of Inhambane. It is located 420 km north east of Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and 27 km east from the town of Inharrime. The capital of the province, the city of Inhambane, is approximately 2 hours drive away towards the North East.

The ocean at Zavora

with its warm and tranquil water never fails to refresh. This area is so richly blessed with natural beauty that it is simply breath-taking. The un-spoilt beauty of miles and miles of coastline and reefs is what makes this little “heaven on earth” the perfect Mozambique Accommodation spot.
This is a is a fisherman’s paradise with among others, king mackerel, queen mackerel, giant king fish, dorado, wahoo, yellow fin tuna, bonito, amberjack, sail fish, striped marlin and blue- and black marlin that frequent its shores.

Zavora is mostly known for its beautiful natural reef and one of few remaining lighthouses along this coast. The reef makes it a popular vacation location and attracts many visitors during holidays, especially, South Africa. There remains some old buildings that still exist from after the Portuguese left Mozambique.

In general the local people are poor and needy. Local uplifting projects do exist by missionaries and international organisations. Most of the people make a living from fishing and farming of small crops.

is also home to one of few remaining lighthouses in Mozambique. The tower of 53 feet was built in 1910 and is still operational with 10sec interval light flashes in aid to passing ships etc. The grounds are open to the public.

According to some reference, a Dutch liner, the MV Klipfontein, struck a submerged reef, 5 miles from Cape Barra near Inhambane on 8 January 1953. In an SA news release this area where the ship sank was referred to as Cape Zavora (Portuguese East Africa) This newsalert doubted that it could have been a submerged reef and referred to it as a hidden 'obstacle'.

Inhassoro Accommodation

Inhassoro Accommodation

  806 km fromKomatipoort

Inhassoro Accommodation - There is something for everyone at Inhassoro, whether you come to fish, relax on the beautiful beaches, visit the Bazaruto Islands, experience the real Mozambique or just have fun then Inhassoro is the place to be.

Inhassoro is a unique African paradise

, situated on the mainland on the idyllic Ocean shores of Mozambique opposite the northern point of Bazaruto Island and Santa Carolina or Paradise Island, a protected reserve with around 200 species of fascinating bird life and spectacular coral reefs. Inhassoro is growing rapidly as a tourist destination and can be described as Mozambique at its best.

Attractions at Inhassoro

include beach bars and restaurants. Johnson's Bar on the beach just north of town has become a popular place to meet. Seta Hotel has a restaurant over looking the Indian Ocean. The town has a market where a variety of goods, fresh produce and general supplies can be purchased. Inhassoro has a variety of interesting stores along with a bakery and super market.

Inhassoro is one of Africa's finest big game fishing waters with Black, Blue and Striped Marlin. Marlin fishing, Sailfish are prevalent as well as Giant Kingfish, Dorado, King Mackerel, Wahoo and Bonito. The waters are excellent for fly fishing. International fishing events are often held at Inhassoro attracting interest from around the world.

Relax on the unspoilt beaches of Inhassoro
and encounter the warm Indian ocean with and often glass-like stillness of the water thanks to it's island protectorate. Inhassoro and Bazaruto offers something special to the birding enthusiast. Many of the lodges at Inhassoro offer tailored fishing holidays with full services including boat hire. Island excursions are available from Inhassoro and surrounds.

Several old hotels date back to colonial times. Hotel Seta is on the beach with chalets and a restaurant set beneath tall mahogany trees. The
bay off Inhassaro
is popular with scuba divers with the reefs and the area is a seasonal home to many species of dolphin, turtle, the rare and endangered dugong or sea cow, whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales.
Inhassoro has also become a notable venue for international fishing competitions.

Inhassoro offers a wide array of accommodation from camping to high quality exclusive beach front lodges. There is so much to choose from at Inhassoro.

Jangamo Accommodation

Jangamo Accommodation

  500 km fromKomatipoort

Guinjata, Paindane and Jangamo Accommodation - Mozambique. Experience a euphoric dreamworld in Mozambique so relaxing that you will invent ways to stay. Welcome to Jangamo in the Guinjata area of Mozambique. Situated along a sand road of coconut and cashew nut plantations, 30 kilometers south of Inhambane and 500 km North of Maputo.

Guinjata Bay, Paindane and Coconut Bay is by Jangamo beach

just a short distance from Inhambane Mozambique. Access to the area is by 4 wheel drive only as the road down to the lodges is a sandy track with some patches of soft sand down towards the lodges.

Stroll along a pristine beach with the crystal clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean lapping at your feet or explore the world beneath the waves in an area described as one of the worlds top 10 scuba diving destinations. Then unwind while watching the sun dip below the horizon with an exotic cocktail in hand and a gentle breeze caressing your body.
Hear the rhythmic song of the crashing waves as you review your day and fall into slumbering bliss in your own private beach cabana. Awake with the tranquil songs of tropical birds and smell the refreshing ocean breeze energizing your body.

Linga Linga Accommodation

Linga Linga Accommodation

  550 km fromKomatipoort

Linga Linga Accommodation Mozambique - Linga Linga Peninsula in the Inhambane Province, a tiny peninsula that juts into the Inhambane Bay. The accommodation at Linga Linga is set on the beach, just a stone's throw from the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean.

Ponta da Linga Linga

- Nestled in the peaceful peninsular coastline, flanked by sea shore on one peninsular and tranquil Inhambane Bay on the other, Linga Linga offers a one of a kind holiday destination, and here on the water's edge is Castelo do Mar luxury villa and Linga Linga Lodge self catering accommodation.

Surrounding Linga Linga are coconut forests, as well as Mangrove Swamps. Because in exceptionally high tides, the waters rise over the sands making access by road difficult, Linga Linga is often referred to by the locals as an island. It is quite remote and 4x4 is required if coming in by road. It is possible to fly in by air to Inhambane and pick up and drop off can be arranged at a cost.

Maputo Hotels

Maputo Hotels

  100 km fromKomatipoort (SA)

Maputo Hotels Accommodation - Formerly the famed Lorenco Marques, Maputo is an enchanting city of wide Acacia and Jacaranda lined avenues and tall buildings overlooking the bay and the Indian Ocean. It has a relaxed pace and friendly atmosphere with many pavement cafes dotted through out the city. One of the

Maputo city’s

more fascinating features is a remarkable wealth of architecture making it one of the most unique and beautiful cities in Africa.

Maputo is organised on a grid system making it easy to find your way around to the

Maputo Hotel Accommodation

. The best way to see the city is by car or minibus and can be organised by most of the Maputo Hotels, they can also furnish you with a map and information.

How to get to Maputo
- By Plane, all flights arrive at Mavelane International Airport. Pick ups can be arranged by hotels you area staying at and there are taxis available to take you to the city, +/- 15 minutes away. By Car Maputo is accessible by tar road from Komatipoort (SA) 100km & Swaziland 60km. There are also buses daily from Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.

Things to see in Maputo
The Cathedral Built - in 1944 this unusual building is in the shape of a cross.
Municipal Council - The grandeur of Portuguese colonial days is exhibited in this neo classical building.
Samora Machel Statue - A bronze statue of the first president standing at Tunduru Gardens entrance.
Tunduru Gardens Designed in 1885 they provide a welcome shady respite from the city streets.
Iron House - A unique prefabricated building made of steel erected in 1892, designed by Eiffel.
Railway Station - Designed by Eiffel in 1910, it will take you back to the romantic age of rail travel.
The Fortress - One of Maputo’s oldest buildings is currently a military museum.
Heros Square - Amazing mural of the struggle for independence.
The Margina - Palm fringed coast road leading to the fishing village.
Museums - Natural History, Geological, Revolution, Money, Art, something for everyone!
Markets Arts and Crafts (Saturdays only), Central for everything, Xipamanine for traditional medicine.

Marracuene and Macaneta Accommodation

Marracuene and Macaneta Accommodation

  130 km fromKomatipoort

Marracuene and Macaneta Accommodation - Macaneta is a peninsula island just 33km north of Maputa and forms a part of the Marracuene district within the Maputo province. Earlier known as Vila Luísa, Marracuene is situated on the Incomati River. The beaches of Macaneta are magnificent, perhaps the reason it was a favourite colonial holiday destination, and on a short trip when on the island south to Ponta da Macaneta, you will find an old shipwreck and catch a glimpse of Xefina Island.

Since the discovery of Mozambique by its colonial tenants,

Marracuene and in fact Macaneta

itself was considered a popular tourist destination due to its 33.8km long beach on the Indian Ocean. Formerly the town also served as a key link in the Lourenço Marques Railway System and a key port in this popular trade route.

Macaneta forms the peninsula of Marracuene

and is made up of a narrow band of sandy ground stretching in a northerly to southerly direction approximately 12km in length, 2kms wide, at an altitude of 65m. It forms the barrier between the Incomati river estuary and the Mozambique channel.

According to the history books February 2, 1895, Marracuene was the site of a decisive battle between Portuguese commander António Enes and Ronga emperor Gungunyane. The Portuguese defeated the larger Ronga forces by means of repeating rifles and a machine gun and the anniversary of the battle is celebrated by the locals each year.

The district of Marracuene has a surface area of 703 km2 and an estimated population of approximately 61 000 inhabitants. The name Marracuene is popularly believed to refer to the original owner / operator of the riverboat transportation crossing between the mainland and Macaneta. His name was Muzrakwene, the security chief for the then king Maphungaa.

Today Mozambique is a peaceful country with a growing economy, it is an ideal tourist destination with a fantastic culture, cuisine and a melting pot of people.

Massinga Accommodation

Massinga Accommodation

Massinga Beach Accommodation - Located only 89 kilometers north of the historic city of Inhambane, Mozambique. Massinga Beach sits above a stretch of endless remarkably private beach overlooking the azure Indian Ocean. Far from the madding crowd the coastline is a haven of squeaky white beaches, rustling palms, seafood galore; all pumping to the sultry rhythm of a unique Afro-Portuguese culture.
Unspoilt, pristine, exclusive paradise…

The seduction of the views and the drone of the pounding waves ensure that

Massinga Beach

is about tranquility.

At night the wonders at the galaxy will enthrall you. For the more energetic; hike through the sprawling palm groves, take the quad bikes on a trail; enjoy the thrill of fishing or diving nearby; get involved in the local community school project.

Massinga Beach Accommodation

is accessible by self-drive, 590 kilometers north of Maputo or LAM Mozambique Airlines flying between OR Tambo and Inhambane.

Morrungulo / Pomene Accommodation

Morrungulo / Pomene Accommodation

Morrungulo and Pomene Accommodation - Located approximately 580 km's North of Maputo and 20 km from the town of Massinga, In a prime setting and on a stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline within a huge grove of coconut trees. If you are dreaming of a Robinson Crusoe type getaway this is the place to be with beautiful sea views, balmy evenings and romantic moon rises, cloudless skies, fresh lobster and pristine beaches. A perfect holiday setting for families.
Morrungulo Voted as one of the best beaches in the Inhambane area.

Spend your days just relaxing and soaking up the sun on palm-fringed beaches.

You can sit with a sundowner whilst gazing out onto azure blue waters, or take a long stroll down the beach and pick up shells. Kids can splash in the lovely shallow pools at low tide or dad can surf fish. There are lovely spots to have a picnic. This area has some of the finest diving spots with fascinating vibrant corals and other marine life, and leatherback turtles are often seen in waters close to the lodge. You can occasionally spot a dugong. The humpback whales visit from June-November – and are seen regularly about 200 m from the shore line. Mocambique generally enjoys year round warm, sunny weather. The hottest time of the year is November – March and this tends to bring rain. It can also be humid and temperatures are around 30 degrees and upwards. The winter months (May-July) are still warm during the day but generally cooler in the evenings. Winter is very pleasant and a light tracksuit top may be required in the evenings. Sea temperatures vary between 22 degrees C in winter to 29 in summer.

An abundant variety of bird life thrives in this rich tropical habitat -the rare Green Tinkerbird has just been discovered in our area – visit for more information – you can also see the collared palm thrush, green coucal, European crab plover, malachite kingfisher, hammerkop, fish eagles, paradise flycatcher, redfaced mousebirds to name a few.

Pemba Accommodation

Pemba Accommodation

  2514 km fromKomatipoort

Pemba Accommodation - Pemba is the capital of Cabo Delgado province in the far north of Mozambique, 250 km from the Tanzanian border. It sits on a peninsula jutting into the wide Pemba Bay, with coral reefs close to shore. East of the center, the long white-sand Wimbi Beach is backed by palm trees. The town is a jumping-off point for Quirimbas National Park to the north, which is home to dolphins, whales and endangered dugongs.

Pemba Accommodation

is served by flights from Johannesburg / Maputo with LAM and is accessible by road for the more adventurous traveler with time to spare but A 4x4 is recommended.

Pemba was formerly known as Porto Amelia, and is the stunning gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago and Quirimbas National Park

. The Niassa National Reserve can also be reached via Pemba.
With its relaxed feel and gorgeous architecture, it is no wonder that
Pemba is such a popular Mozambique tourist destination.

Pemba is full of modern amenities such as an airport, banks, shops, and restaurants, as well as a huge market where many great supplies can be bought. The old part of Pemba also has traditional markets to explore which is the place to go for beautiful arts and crafts (especially work by the Makonde people which is renowned) and handmade silverware.

Pemba Bay forms a huge harbour and stunning coral reefs lie close to shore providing wonderful diving and snorkelling adventures. The surrounding landscape of bay have forests of Baobab trees growing down to the shoreline. The most popular beaches are Wimbe and Farol for accommodation and restaurants. Dhow safaris are a popular way to sail around the bay and beyond. There are great beaches further north of Pemba or visitors can hop on a flight to visit the Quirimbas Islands.

The best time to travel to Pemba
. A good time to travel to Pemba is in the dry season which is from May to November when it is less humid. Hot and humid conditions, with irregular but sometimes heavy rainfall and monsoon winds occur from December to April.

Ponta Malongane Accommodation

Ponta Malongane Accommodation

  15 km fromKosi Bay

Ponta Malongane Accommodation "Place of the Children" is situated on the Southern Mozambique Coast. It has a beautiful tropical coastline and is known for its scuba diving. This quaint little town is just 15 km from the Kosi Bay border or 115 km south from the capital city Maputo.

Ponta Malongane is only a very short drive from Ponta do Ouro which probably attracts more South Africans looking for self catering accommodation in Mozambique than any other Mozambique town. Roads leading to our

Ponta Malongane self catering accommodation

consist of VERY soft beach sand and 4x4 vehicles are a must. The un-spoilt beauty of the blue sea, golden beaches and lush coastal vegetation, set the scene for memorable fun in the sun holidays. Ponta Malongane is fast becoming the ideal destination for the enthusiastic deep-sea angler and boating enthusiasts. The southern Mozambique coastline is teaming with game fish and waiting for you to explore it.

Southern Mozambique is known for its abundant bird life especially the fish eagle.

Ponta Malongane Activities

includes scuba diving, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, fishing charters, swimming with dolphins and nature walks. Turtle night drives are conducted under the auspices of the Turtle project. Between October and February you are escorted to egg-laying sites, where relevant data is explained and recorded for conservation purposes.

Most of the
Self catering accommodation in Ponta Malongane
are within secured Estates. Naming a few moving from
Ponta do Ouro To Ponta Mamoli,
Golden Beach Village
Vista Alta Estate
Campismo Ninho Estate
Ponta Malongane Resort
Kangela Estate
Boa Vida Estate
Mar Azul Estate
Boa Vida Estate
Wakene Beach Estate
Baleia Azul Estate.

Ponta Mamoli Accommodation

Ponta Mamoli Accommodation

  29 km fromKosi Bay

Ponta Mamoli Accommodation - Ponta Mamoli is situated on the south east coast of Mozambique. It is nestled in a cool, sheltered bay on Mozambique's Lagoon Coast about 100 km south of the country’s stately capital city, Maputo, and 25 km north of the Kosi Bay / South Africa border.

With its sublime ocean frontage of more than 2km,

Ponta Mamoli pristine beach

and surrounded by untouched tracts of bush, discover a place so exhilarating, a welcome so warm and an experience so pure, it promises to be unlike any other in all of Mozambique. Warmed by the Indian Ocean current moving south from the equator, the country’s clear waters and subtropical climate provide travellers with an enticing beach side escape.

Ponta Mamoli Accommodation

is surrounded by natural beauty, from the Indian Ocean to the east to the Maputo Elephant Reserve to the west.

A number of rare and varied ecosystems can be found in the area, namely; magnificent un-spoilt expanses of beach, endemic rich woody grasslands, dry savannas, swamp forests, fresh water coastal lakes and floodplains characterised by expanses of reed beds, bulrushes and papyrus.

Ponta Mamoli – previously voted as one of the top 10 beaches in Africa, is definitely the place to visit.

Ponta do Ouro Accommodation

Ponta do Ouro Accommodation

  10 km fromKosi Bay

Ponta do Ouro Accommodation - The quaint little town of

Ponta do Ouro

is situated in Southern Mozambique, a mere ten kilometers away from the South African Kosi bay border. You will be sure to find beautiful white beaches, dense dune forests, amazing diving and an ever-stretching azure sea.

Ponto do Ouro is a hub for both ocean-lovers and nonchalant holiday-makers.
It has a vibrant beach bar and club scene if that's your thing, but is most attractive for its undeveloped coastline; discover the marine life on the offshore reefs,
charter a boat and trace the curves of the shoreline, or try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Surfers flock to the main beach, just south of town.
Besides the water activities, there's a lagoon reserve closely with plentiful bird-life, and several dirt tracks
and trails winding through the hills, to be explored by 4x4 or on a quad-bike.

Accommodation in Ponta do Ouro

is best accessed through the Kosi Bay border post in KwaZulu Natal. The border is approximately six hundred and thirty kilometers from Johannesburg and four hundred and sixty kilometers from Durban. It is open 7 days a week (08h00 to 17h00). Between the border and the
Ponta do Ouro Accommodation
, a 4x4 or 2x4 with diff lock vehicle is required due to the soft sandy roads. Should you not have one, a border transfer can be arranged, and your vehicle can be left at the parking lot just before the border at a charge per day. The parking lot is privately operated, and is secure.

The town of Ponto do Ouro is surrounded by sea, sand, dunes and Casuarinas trees, and is rated as one of the top ten attractions in Africa, and the best resort town in Mozambique. There is a very traditional open air market, several "Cantinas" (little shops) and eager curio sellers, who will quench your thirst for shopping before you make your way to one of the rustic restaurants in town.

Scuba diving enthusiast can make their way to any of the many magnificent and world renowned reefs in the area. Various vibrantly coloured species of coral, and large marine animals which include the likes of Whale Sharks, Manta Rays and Humpback Whales are regularly sighted in the area.
Bread Loaf is the easiest of the sites to dive, and is recommended for new comers to the diving scene, offering chances of spotting reef sharks, Red Fang Triggers, Angel Fish, Chocolate Dips, Hermit Crabs, Snappers and Moray Eels.
Aquarium which is situated at Ponta Malongane Bay, a short distance from Ponto do Ouro, has often been described as an underwater fish tank boasting a wide variety of tropical species.
Surf fishing for barracuda, king fish and bream proves to be a profitable experience, deep sea anglers can enjoy the likely chances of pulling out marlin, sailfish, king mackerel (cuta), queen mackerel (natal snoek), dorado, wahoo, green job fish (kaakap), and various species of tuna.

For those wanting a more relaxed experience, the area is well known for its whale watching, and dolphins which allow visitors to swim with them in the shallow waters. Other natural attractions to be found along the coastline include the Loggerhead and Leatherback turtles which can be often seen laying their eggs in the sand during the summer months.

PONTA DO OURO - Maputo Province, southern Mozambique Ponto do Ouro or "Point of Gold" gets its name from the fact that early Portuguese explorers were misled by unreliable maps, thinking that gold might be found there. Upon arrival they found that the dunes were rich in black titanium, and the only gold in the area was the colour of the setting sun shining over the long white beaches. Essentially this area is an extension of South Africa's Maputaland, but far more pristine.

Quirimbas Archipelago Accommodation

Quirimbas Archipelago Accommodation

  2514 km fromKomatipoort

Quirimbas Archipelago Accommodation - Stretching more than 100 kilometres along the coastline, the

Quirimbas Islands

offer unique, un spoilt accommodation choices for visitors all year round. In the Cabo Delgado Province of Northern Mozambique is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands. These tropical islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life.

It is the 'undiscovered' nature of these islands that make it so special...

It's not often the world gets a new corner to explore, but the relatively unknown

Quirimbas Archipelago is rapidly becoming Mozambique's hottest destination

. Seclusion, a laid-back rhythm of life, a rich marine world and crystal clear water - these are a few of the draw cards of a Quirimbas Island holiday. Beaches and waters in the Ilhas Quirimbas are still largely un-populated and unexplored therefore ecologically pristine. The 11 southernmost islands and part of the mainland are protected under the Quirimbas Marine National Park.

The archipelago is made up of 32 coral islands strung along Mozambique's northern coast, from Pemba to the Tanzanian border. Many are uninhabited, and Quirimbas accommodation is limited to a handful of luxurious lodges and romantic beach bungalows, so it's easy to find an empty stretch of beach or virgin reef all to yourself.

Previously inaccessible, this has now changed with increased flights opening up this magical world of beautiful tropical islands. Flights are Via Pemba on LAM airlines. Book the ultimate Mozambique Honeymoon experience in beach lodges, luxury resorts and rustic cabins – settled on white sands and looking into stunning sunsets over the ocean.

Coconut palms and powder-white beaches line small private islands like Azura Quilalea, Ibo Island Lodge, Matemo and Medjumbe. Add to this bucketfuls of luxury and a fantastic range of activities - from thrilling scuba diving to peaceful dhow cruises - and you're looking at the perfect off-the-beaten track escape.

Whether you're on honeymoon, wanting a bit of solitude, an avid diver or part of a group of friends or family; a Quirimbas island holiday gives you the chance to get away from it all, a secluded little piece of paradise to live out in luxury.

The best time to visit the Quirimbas is during the cooler, drier winter months. (between May and September), when both rainfall and temperatures are at their lowest. Many people however choose to visit Quirimbas islands during Mozambique's hotter and more humid summer. The rainiest months are January and February with brief intense showers, after which the sun comes out again. Monsoons only tend to affect the southern regions of Mozambique, not the Quirimbas.

If one of your main reasons for travelling to the Quirimbas is fishing, you'll be pleased to know that a variety of game fish species can be caught year-round. Sailfish season runs from July to December.

Scuba-diving conditions are good all year with warm sea, although the visibility would be better during the dry season. The best time to see humpback whales is between August and October.

Santa Maria Accommodation

Santa Maria Accommodation

  115 km fromKosi Bay

Santa Maria Accommodation - Untamed and untouched, the Southern Mozambican coastline plays host to a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay. The

Santa Maria peninsula

is one of a few idealic locations in Southern Africa where one can face the sunset in the evenings.

The Santa Maria Peninsula is a paradise for keen travellers to Mozambique who want a beach holiday with a difference. This gorgeous holiday destination promises an idyllic escape from real life to endless white beaches in a remote location.


holiday at Santa Maria

effortlessly combines adventures into pristine African forests, endless walks along golden sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports in the azure ocean. A veritable tropical paradise where you get to create more unforgettable memories.
The bay of Maputo stretches 38 kms from Maputo to the peninsula. One feels like you are living on an island, with Inhaca and Portuguese Islands to the northwest. This area is a paradise to explore and has substantially been retained as a nature reserve.

When you book your

Mozambique holiday to the magnificent Santa Maria Peninsula

you will join tourists who love holidays off the beaten track, in nature, Discover this wild, untouched piece of land jutting into the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of Maputo Bay, close to Inhaca Island. Indulge in world class fishing, exquisite bird sightings and mind-boggling snorkeling. Santa Maria Peninsula is one of the best Mozambique family holiday destinations that offers all year-round satisfaction.

Scuba divers explore the depths off the Santa Maria reefs some 4 km offshore while other tourists indulge in boat trips to the biodiverse beauty of Inhaca Island. Or enjoy a day cruise to Portuguese Island for lunch. Drive a few kilometers inland from the peninsular to explore the important Maputo Elephant Reserve, once home to abundant herds of antelope and elephants.

Santa Maria was the name of the flagship that Columbus used when he made his first voyage of discovery in 1492. Santa Maria offers a convenience store and vegetable market. It supplies a variety of dry goods, some fresh produce and most alcohol and soft beverages. A few rustic restaurants and bars offer local cuisine.

Tofo Accommodation

Tofo Accommodation

  500 km fromKomatipoort

Tofo Mozambique Accommodation - TOFO AND TOFINO BEACH. About 17 km east of Inhambane is where Bar Babalaza marks the crossroads to Tofo and Barra. Tofo is a small beach town, with a hotel, Bed and Breakfast accommodation and other accommodation which include mostly private self catering house's, a lovely open beach, nice reefs for fishing and snorkeling, spazas, beach bars and dive schools, where you can slow down your pace of life, do nothing, relax and just leave your footprints.

Tofo is a coastal town in southeastern Mozambique

. It's known for the curved Tofo Beach and nearby coral reefs. Huge manta rays circle at Manta Reef, a well-known “cleaning station,” attracting small fish that feed off the rays’ parasites and other debris. Dolphins, whale sharks and migratory humpback whales also swim off the coast, in the waters of the Indian Ocean. To the north are the resorts of Barra Beach.

Tofino, less than a kilometre south, is situated on a more exposed and rocky headland and the waves at

Tofino are known for very good surfing

. The headland is also a favourite spot for fishermen when a high tide covers the shelf, allowing casting for the plentiful kingfish into the deep waters beyond.

Tofino is also the site of the Frelimo Monument to Fallen Heroes, near to where unfortunate victims of the colonial period were thrown into a sea cave, to be drowned by the rising tide. A spectacular blow hole near the tip of the point can give a raw display of power, when there is a large swell running.

BEACHES - The shores of Inhambane are blessed with numerous world-class beaches. Many are palm-fringed, with wide expanses of powdery, white sand, washed by the warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Featuring broad bays, sheltered lagoons, rocky headlands and wide deserted expanses, they are a sunbathers’ dream, created for relaxation. Some of the best-known are in close proximity to the city of Inhambane.

There is a bus service regularly from Tofo to Inhambane. There are banks in the city centre, with BIM having a cash machine for Visa cards and BCI a Bureau de Change. The Post Office is at the end of Avenida de lndependência, the street that starts at the jetty.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS - In case of emergency, contact... Tofo Police Station (00258) 842-387724 Chief of Tofo Police (00258) 823-524710

Accommodation In Tofo - Holiday Accommodation categories
available in Tofo include Self Catering Cottages, Houses, Bungalows, Self Catering Chalet, Holiday Resort, Accommodation for Groups, DB&B Options as well as camping is available.

Vilanculos Accommodation

Vilanculos Accommodation

  760 km fromKomatipoort

Vilanculos Accommodation - Vilankulo in the Vilanculos District of Inhambane Province, a small vibrant coastal town 700 kilometers from the Mozambique capital, Maputo. The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago, idyllic offshore islands that make up a string of jewels in the Indian Ocean.

Vilanculos is a piece of paradise

with dazzling powder-white beaches, coconut palms, crystal blue waters, superb all-year round temperate climate and is the perfect hideaway for a holiday that offers a perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. There is a wide variety of accommodation anywhere from camping and backpackers to sublime luxury hotels and private, self-catering homes.

Dining out is a pleasure as there are a handful of excelled

restaurants in Vilanculos

offering the freshest sea food among other delights and specialities in Portuguese fair.

For those who prefer
self catering in Vilanculos
, the local markets and fishermen have all that is necessary to do your own thing. Plus there are small supermarkets for all your little necessities.
Adventure comes in so many forms – best marlin fishing in the world, snorkelling, boating, diving, kite surfing and just good old swimming.

Vilanculos Dhow sailboat trips
and motorboat trips are offered by many to fulfill your adrenaline rush or provide the amazing opportunity of swimming with dolphins or sea turtles. The people are friendly and in no time at all, you would have made life-long friends.
Vilanculos is just pure bliss! Indulge yourself!

Vilankulo has an array of options when it comes bars (barracas), restaurants and accommodation, if local is more your flavor work your way from The Market in the center of town towards the main beaches of Vilankulo. If you prefer something a little more exclusive there is a wide variety of exquisite lodges which can accommodate you.

The town, with friendly people and a lively atmosphere, offers the perfect base from which to explore the picturesque Bazaruto Archipelago and the Bazaruto National Park. The marine reserve includes five islands – Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island), Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue.

The Archipelago offers some of the world's best snorkeling, diving and big game fishing. The islands are pristine in their natural beauty and diverse ecologies. The coral reefs are profuse with a diversity of tropical fish and turtles, and are amongst the most pristine in the Ocean. Dolphins are seen year round and whales are seasonal visitors to the Archipelago. The park is also home to the last viable population of dugong on the east African coast.

There is an abundance of bird species, including the crab plover and olive bee-eater that tunnels its nest into the sand dunes. Large flocks of migrant waders visit the fertile mud flats from September to April, and the nomadic Greater Flamingo arrive around mid-October.

Getting There - BY AIR From South Africa. LAM offer schedules flights from Johannesburg and Maputo daily into Vilanculos.

BY ROAD From South Africa - The road from Komatipoort border to Vilanculos is tarred and you do not need a 4x4. Look out for potholes and roadworks. Follow the main toll road from Komatipoort to Maputo. Just before getting into Maputo, you turn left onto the National road EN1 to the North (Xai-Xai, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Beira). Vilanculos is ±700km from Maputo. Approximately 250Km's North of Maxixe you will see a turn-off to the right to Vilanculos. Vilanculos is approximately 18Kms from the turn off.

Weather SUMMER: October - March WINTER: April - September

April to September: Cool warm and dry, a little rain is received in these months (less than 50mm a month for Maputo) and daytime temperatures on the coast range around 20° - 29° C, while in the interior temperatures are generally cooler (around 5° C lower). You can expect around 8 hours of sunshine a day. The further north you travel you can expect these figures to increase. This is the best time to visit Mozambique.

December to March: Hot, sticky and rainy with storms usually in the afternoons, preceded by humid build-ups in the mornings. Rainfall of well over 200mm a month can be received. Temperatures generally range from 27° - 31° C while again it's less humid and cooler in the interior.

Best months to visit: The cooler dry months, April to September, have excellent weather. November to December is normally best for birding activities. Remember summers are humid to very humid (tropical) in the north. When travelling in Mozambique what to pack in your suitcase can be quite confusing, below are the basics. Generally, casual comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year.

What to Bring - Most practical items to pack are:

* Light cotton tops and cotton trousers/shorts in summer, light shoes, hat/ cap a must.
* Long-sleeved blouses/shirts for boat cruises, which will protect you from the sun.
* Safari trousers, jeans or casual pants for evenings and cooler days. A fleece or sweater is required for those cool winter evening and mornings.
* Swimwear, snorkel, mask, fins ( most resorts have these for hire - if you have you own you are more than welcome to bring them).
* Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen (a tanning lotion and a high factor sunscreen for your face, neck, feet and hands).
* Sandals, to protect ones feet from the coral.
* Comfortable walking shoes.
* Camera film, extra memory cards and batteries, these are difficult to find in Mozambique and should they be available they will be expensive.

Xai Xai Mozambique

Xai Xai Mozambique

  200 km fromMaputo

Xai Xai Accommodation Situated about 200 km north of Maputo - The Capital of Gaza Province on the banks of the Limpopo river. Xai-Xai is a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, petrol stations banks, and a post office. A few blocks from the central market is an open-air furniture factory, located underneath several cashew trees.

The beach of Praia do Xai-Xai, approximately 12 km from Xai-Xai, has been a popular tourist attraction since Mozambican tourism, originally under Portuguese administration, was first developed before 1975. A coral reef running parallel to the shore offers good snorkeling and protects the beach from strong waves.
In addition, the

Wenela Tidal Pool at Xai Xai

, 2 kilometers south of the town, includes a natural tunnel and blow hole that links the pool to the Indian Ocean.

Xai-Xai is a popular holiday destination

especially South Africans and offer excellent fishing and diving. It is around 4 h 30 min drive from the Komatipoort border post.

XAI-XAI - Gaza Province, southern Mozambique

Xai-Xai is a city in the south of Mozambique. Until 1975, the city was named João Belo. It is the capital of Gaza Province.

Xai-Xai developed in the early 1900s, under Portuguese rule, as a companion port to Lourenço Marques (currently Maputo), though its economic significance was never on par with Mozambique's largest city. João Belo grew and developed under Portuguese rule as a port, agricultural and industrial centre (rice and cashew were harvested and processed), a provider of services, including a district hospital and banking, and an administrative centre. Tourism was also important with beaches and hotels. In 1970, the city had 63,949 inhabitants.

It was hit hard by 2000 floods of the Limpopo, with some buildings 3 metres (10 ft) under water. However, shortly after the waters receded the town was opened for business again.

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