In downtown Marracuene there's an informal Fish Market.
Goods for sale are really fresh and visitors are likely to find mussels, crab, shrimp, and several other types of fish, whose sale prices are pretty affordable.
Right next to the pier where the large barge, the Batelão, arrives & departs, there's O Batelão de Marracuene, the restaurant.
Open every day from 8 AM to 9 PM.
This restaurant is a nice stop to seat for a little while waiting for the Batelão itself.
Beer costs 30 meticais (approx 1 euro) per 340ml bottle. Visitors may also try their food and my suggestion goes to the local mussels. Beef, grilled chicken, fish, shrimp and squid, are also generally available.
Visitors driving their own car in Marracuene will notice that the Batelão, the large barge, is the only boat available to cross over the Incomáti river. Making it possible to drive then another 9 km (approx 6 miles) to Macaneta beach.
The Batelão departs (irregularly) every 30 minutes and runs from 6 AM until 7 PM.
Round Trip Tickets are 160 meticais (about 4.8 euros) per car and 4 meticais (about 12 euro cents) per person.
The Batelão's capacity is 6 cars maximum per ride.
During the whole day tourists use the Batelão, the large barge, to cross the Incomáti river from Marracuene to Macaneta beach.Then, on late afternoon and since the Batelão is on service until 7pm, there's usually a big line of cars waiting in line to get back to Marracuene.The Batelão carries 6 cars maximum and it takes about 30 minutes for each...more
Portuguese Football (soccer in the USA) Teams are very popular in Mozambique. This is particular true for Benfica of Lisbon, Portugal.In Marracuene I found this lovely wood crafted Benfica Eagle for sale (see picture). It was priced 550 meticais (about 16 euros) and the only reason I didn't buy it, it was because there was no more room on my...more
The Sea of Macaneta beach is a little wild.
Not really way too much wild but good enough to scare any an unattended child !!
30Kms north of Maputo, you find the village of Marracuene, where you can watch beautiful views on the Incomati River going into the Indic Ocean.
The Macaneta BeachLocated about 10 km (approx 6 miles) away from Marracuene's downtown, the Macaneta offers an enjoyable 33 km (approx 21 miles) Indian Ocean sandy beach.Once at the beach, Trees grown on the sand suplly the shadow to be taken if needed.Macaneta Beach is a quite nice place that offers lots of room to all its visitors.more
The Incomáti River.quote:The Incomáti River flows from South Africa and enters Mozambican territory through Ressano Garcia administrative post, Moamba District, and passes through the villages of Xinavane, Magude, Manhiça, up to Marracuene where it enters into the Indian Ocean through Maputo Bay. There is a stream of great importance, the Sabi,...more