Maputo city’smore 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.