Places and towns in Mozambique
Starting in the south of Mozambique and heading north
Ponta do Ouro
known for its good beaches, great swimming, excellent diving and fishing
with plenty options for accommodation - access by 4wd only lodges will
collect from Kosi Bay border.
the capital of Mozambique, a compact city with the Indian Ocean on two
sides, vibrant nightlife, good seafood restaurants and plenty hotels from
budget to 5 star.
Island just across the bay from Maputo, an ideal getaway
from busy life, daily flights and at the weekends a ferry take you across
to this sleepy Mozambique Island.
180 km from Maputo this sleepy village has a variety of accommodation
and has lovely sandy beaches around a tranquil lagoon with a sea entrance.
Great for families and fishermen.
out on a sandy peninsula this is a lovely area for those who want peace
and quiet away from the crowds and resorts. Small lodges offering good
a good place to stopover on the way north, excellent fishing beaches and
good fuel supply.
another quiet little village ideal as a stopover, enjoy a cold drink or
to spend a few days at the local Cashew farm
is the main town along the southern coast, fuel, supplies and gateway
to Barra beach, Tofo and Guinjata.
one of the main areas for holiday makers in Mozambique, a long sandy beach
with a selection of lodges, self catering chalets and plenty to do in
small village and a hub for divers, snorkellers and sunseekers, a selection
of accommodation options, restaurants, bars and lovely beach make Tofo
a relaxing place for a holiday.
down a 4wd sandy track Guinjata bay has several places to stay and offers
beautiful beaches, fishing and diving
across the bay from Barra beach and accessed by 4wd or boat transfer only,
the remote beautiful sandy beaches are perfect for honeymoons, families
or those seeking escape.
Maxixie nothing really to see here but a good place to
get fuel on the road north.
Pomene / Morrungulo
/ Ngulane this part of the coast is all old coconut plantations
so plenty swaying palms and long sandy beaches, 4wd preferred to get to
these remote peaceful places.
Vilankulo / Vilanculos busy
seaside town with a selection of restaurants, accommodation and a vibrant
nightlife and gateway to the Bazaruto Islands.
Benguerra these beautiful islands known as the 'Pearl of
the Indian Ocean' are perfect Island escapes, accommodation choices are
top end lodges.
port city and nearest airport to Gorongosa National park.
Gorongosa National park is Mozambiques major wildlife reserve and is now
open after extensive rebuilding of the accommodation and roads, fantastic
birding and a wonderful wildlife experience.
Gorongosa National Park
The rehabilitation of Gorongosa National Park in central Mozambique represents
one of the great conservation opportunities in the world today.
Tete / Cahorra
Bass Dam Tiger fishing centre for Mozambique, most of Mozambiques
electricity is created by the dam also the hottest place in the country.
city north of the Zambezi river, nearest airport for access to Mozambique
Island (Ilha De Mocambique) a couple of hotels and fuel available here.
peaceful bay with fantastic diving, not easy to get to but more difficult
to leave as after a few days you will adjust to the wonderful pace of
Ilha De Mocambique
a world heritage site with amazing history and full of crumbling old buildings
forts and people all hanging on to this small piece of history in the
Niassa reserve the
most remote and untouched part of Mozambique, from the shores of Lake
Malawi (called Lake Niassa in Mozambique) Niassa offers the ultimate pioneering
safari in a part of Africa still wild and untouched.
Pemba the most
northerly city in Mozambique and runs as if the rest of the world does
not exist, beautiful beaches, peaceful people and gateway to the Quirimbas
islands and Lazarus banks.
a group of exclusive islands stretching along the northern coast, luxury
lodges with excellent food and service, watersports, snorkeling, diving
and sunbathing in such a remote area make it the perfect escape from all
Map of Mozambique
Mozambiques national airline has flights from Johannesburg to Maputo
Inhambane Vilanculos Beira Tete Nampula and Pemba
Treat yourself to a voyage of a lifetime aboard the luxurious Msc
Opera and Msc Sinfonia cruise ships departing from Durban to Mozambique
and from Cape Town to Namibia
The fascinating capital city with the Indian Ocean on two sides
and a cafe/street life that can absorb you for hours. A diverse
African city which is always warm in both temperature and welcome.
At the very southern point of Mozambique is this small village
of Ponta a haven for divers fishermen and watersports enthusiasts.
Only 34km from the Kosi Bay border it is a very popular South African
One of Mozambiques many long sandy beaches and a firm favourite
for many years for those in the know, a variety of places to stay
along the beachfront along with activity centres offering diving,
snorkelling, fishing, quad biking, horse riding and more make it
a great family choice.
Tucked around a beautiful sandy beach this small village has developed
a reputation as a diver and surfer haven with a friendly attitude
and a casual relaxed feel to the whole place. Great for youngsters
and diving holidays.
There are four sets of amazing islands off the coast of Mozambique
Inhaca Island near maputo
Ilha de Mocambique
north off Pemba
Approx 250km north of Maputo Xai Xai is a great beach for fishing
and relaxing. Accommodation is set along the beach away from the
busy little town. Xai Xai a great weekend getaway option for a long
A variety of places along the main road from South Africa to Vilanculos
great places to break the long journey and continue on the next
day feeling refreshed.
Once a stunning National Park Gorongosa fell into disrepair, over
the last decade it has been slowly restored and maintained and is
back on its way to being a must see unique destination for wildlife
and scenery in Mozambique.
So far north in Mozambique it really is like its own country (or
even world) the mellow town of Pemba is known for its stunning Wimbe
Beach where the clear warm Indian Ocean waters lap onto long prestine
sandy beaches. Relax and enjoy.
Inland between Zimbabwe and Malawi is this unusual town famous
for its bridge spanning the zambezi river. Nearby is the Cahorra
Bassa Dam great for Tiger Fishing. Mining is a big development in
this area of Mozambique.
Only 180km north of Maputo and often overlooked is the small village
of Bilene nestled around a lagoon connected to the ocean by a small
inlet, it offers shallow quiet water great for families and open
beaches outside for fishing.
Often called the north Vilanculos is actually only half way up
the Mozambique coast and is a seadside town with great beaches to
the south. Just offshore are the Bazaruto and Benguerra islands.
Dhow trips are very popular here.
There is not a large variety of reliable car hire in Mozambique
but it is possible, also you can hire in South Africa and take a
renatl across border with the right paperwork.
Let us know what you need and we will find the best option for
Still a very undiscovered diving destination Mozambique has stunning
diving in several areas, apart from the clear warm diving conditions
highlights include Manta rays, whalesharks, turtles and dolphins
- uncrowded diving.
The whole of the coast is a fishing paradise with big game fishing
being a big feature, in many places you can fish from the shore
or from boats.and dont forget there are also some inland lakes and
dams that offer great Tiger fishing
Inhambane is the town you pass through to access the beaches of
Barra, Tofo and nearby Guinjata Jangamo, no real reason to stay
in Inhambane itself unless for buisiness as the beaches in town
are very average.