beautiful beaches, friendly people, nice scenery, excellent scuba-diving
stick to the cities. There are still mines in the countryside.
A place with lots of potential.
In case you go by minibus from Maputo to Swaziland the drivers want Rand or Emalangeni (Swazi curency, same value as Rand) not Meticals, if you don't have Rands you will get a very bad exchange rate. There are also no moneychangers at the border. Change all your remaining Meticals to Rand, the fare is 80 Rand (March 2013) and it takes about 3...more
The Iron House (Casa do Ferro) was designed by Gustave Eiffel in the late 1800’s as a home for the Portuguese Governor of Mozambique. It was completed in 1892. The building itself answers the question – did Eiffel ever go to Africa? He designed the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and Maputo’s grand Train Station. This is not his finest design...more
The daytrip i took was sold bya italian lady going arround the resorts, 2000 mtc. going to Magaruque island, lunch included. You can walk arround the island, on the southside there where some Flamingos and snorkeling was quite good. We where lucky and a Dugong (seacow) came very close to the boat. There is also a quite nice looking hotel on the...more
Intercape to Johannesburg / PretoriaDepartures from Matola to Johannesburg & Pretoria08:00h & 19:15h.Arrivals to Matola from Johannesburg / Pretoria07:30h & 15:15hMatola Office:Praceta Herculano nr. 47Bairro HanhaneMatolaTel: +258 21 724 289Maputo Office:Tropical Air Tours,Ave 24 de Julho, nr 909MaputoTel: +258 21 325 078 / 21 431 006email:...more
"Catembe beach" (or "Praia Catembe" in Portuguese) is located on the other side of the bay from Maputo city. The ferry from the city takes 10 minutes and cost 30 Metacais (1 USD). The other option is to drive around the bay, but it takes more than an hour. Catembe beach is long and wide, with sand dunes in the back. The beach is of course the main...more
The ferries to Catembe, on the other side of Maputo bay, goes from the harbour on the baixa area. The ferries leave when they are full. And the price is 30 metacais (aprox. 1 USD) one way, and you pay before you enter the boat. The trip takes 10 minutes.more
Wonderful, relaxing and not necessarily reserved for athletes ... and you can also request a visit to the peninsula Mocucune, chasing a chicken for the grill and drink a traditional beer. In short, it's new, local, professional, and it seems that Water Sports 969s'engage in a draft eco-tourism.more
Vasco da Gama is reported to have stop in Inhambane on his very first sea voyage from Portugal to India that sailed from Lisbon in 1497.It's said that while in Inhambane Portuguese sailors were given a very warm welcome by the locals. Thus Vasco da Gama named Inhambane as the Land of the Good People.Pictured on this VT tip is Vasco da Gama. I'm...more
Inhambane is the capitol of the Inhambane Province in Mozambique. The town has a very rich history going back to the 15th Century when Arab traders sailed down the east coast of Africa to trade with the locals. Vasco da Gama sailed around the southern tip of Africa, taking on fresh water at this locality towards the end of the 15th century. He...more
A quite nice daytrip, particular in a not so nice day but also for some shopping (exept off touristic things like wooden elefants, painted sunsets, sunglasses etc. there is not much to buy in Tofo). Get there by (very full) Chapa for 18 Metical, about 1 hour or by taxi a bit faster and 400 Metical.more
I really wanted to eat here. Twice. The first time was at lunch, but they ran out of food. The second time was at night but they had too many people. Rather than make us feel welcome or suggest we get some drinks, the staff made us feel in the way. In fact they made sure to let us know they did not want us there. Too bad. The food looked wonderful...more
A statue representing Our Lady of Fatima is visible on Namaacha' square.
While in Maxixe at night and looking over the bay, this (pictured here) is the view one gets of Inhambane city.
UV 50+ is a necessity on these beaches 365 per year.The sand is White and clean, tides ensure their daily pristine state.Yet remember that you in the Delagoa Bay, protected from the Indian Ocean, minimal waves, yet t sundown, as i saw on my three visits, the most delightful sunsets due to a Volcanic eruption, whose particles were brought to africa...more
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
Na Ilha de Moçambique, vivem, mais de dez mil pessoas, no antigo «musseque» ou nas casas e estabelecimentos que outrora pertenceram a comerciantes portugueses e indianos. Sem «machambas» para cultivar, resta-lhes um imenso mar para pescar e os bancos de corais para, na preia-mar, recolher moluscos, crustáceos e as misteriosas «missangas do mar»,...more
Beira Passenger Terminal has every day a Intercape bus to Maputo via Vilanculos, most days leaving 4.30 am, you can book at the internet, there are other probably cheaper buses to Maputo as well and also buses to the north, Nampula (for Ilha de Moçambique), Tete and Quelimane most Seen to leave around 4 am.A few kilometers north of the center (the...more
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Land Ports of Entry to South Africa: LEBOMBOOperating Hours : 06:00 to 22:00Waiting Time : 1 - 5 minutesEntry Type : LandClass : CommercialProvince : MpumalangaBorder Country : MozambiqueImmigration: Tel: +27 13 793 0120 / Fax: +27 13 790 7091Police: Tel: +27 13 793 7321 / Fax: +27 13 793 8190Customs: Tel: +27 13 793 7201 / Fax: +27 13 793...more
Please be aware that the flights to and from Bazaruto really are by light aircraft and therefor the luggage weight restriction is imposed quite strictly. I believe it is possible to leave belongings in hotels from where you may have come from, an enquiry might be worthwhile.Soft bags are encouraged also.more
If you are driving and they see you they will probably pull you over...They are big on bribes and if you havent done anything wrong they will look for a problem whether inside or outside of your vehicle and if the cant find anything then they are still going to ask you for a bribe!!!! Or some money, openly admiting to wanting some money for beer......more
The food is generally good... But the crab starter is TO DIE FOR!!!! And the spring rolls were great too... I guarantee that you WILL CRAVE for more!!!! But I dont recommend the steaks as we ordered them Well done and they came bloody so we sent them back and it was returned exactly the same!!! CrAbS>!>!>!>!more
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