Accommodation & Hotels in Beira Mozambique
Information on Beira Mozambique, location of hotels, lodges, camp sites, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and places to stay in the Beira area of Mozambique. Distances from major attractions to Beira and information about shops, fuel and facilities.
Beira is a busy port city in Mozambique, not much for tourists here but plenty for the business people, there are a few Beira hotels here are the Hotels and places to stay in Beira Mozambique. Beira is Mozambique's second largest city and is fairly modern by Mozambique standards. It is home to Mozambique's busiest port.
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Places to stay in Beira
Beira is Mozambique's second largest city and was built north of the ancient town of Sofala, once one of the most important ports in Africa. While the old Sofala port has been largely reclaimed by the ocean, Beira is built on land which as once swamps below sea level.
The first buildings of Beira were built from zinc, giving rise to the name "Zinc City" by which it was known for many years. The catherdral is constructed from the imported portuguese stone used to build the fort of San Caetano in Sofala and rescued before being overtaken by the sea, San Caatano was the first Portuguese fort in Mozambique. A short future was predicted for Beira city when first it was built for military purposes during the colonial period, however the development of the port and railways to Zimbabwe and Malawi have placed the city of Beira firmly on the map.
Many business people fly to the international airport at Beira, however there is little reason for tourists to visit.
More attractive than the city is the laid back holiday resort Rio Savanne 40km north of Beira on a gravel road situated between the mouth of the river Savane and the Indian Ocean. You will need to take a boat accross the river to the resort.
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