An amazing tropical experience discovering the jewels of Mozambique.
Day 1: Johannesburg, South Africa - Maputo, Mozambique
You depart Johannesburg in the early morning to Mozambique on the first day of your Mozambique tour package. You follow the N4 highway to Maputo, approximately 534 kilometres (331.8 miles) from Johannesburg. After 420 kilometres (261 miles) from Johannesburg, you arrive at the border post Komatipoort where you will enter Mozambique. Follow the N4 highway for another 50 kilometres (31.1 miles) to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.
Maputo is a vibrant and magical city featuring a dynamic blend of Portuguese architecture, African ingenuity and the most exotic and delicious cuisine. Maputo exudes a charm and style not experienced anywhere else in the world and epitomizes the soul of everything African.
Your accommodation in Maputo is at the 4 star graded Rovuma Hotel, situated in the centre of Maputo. This luxurious hotel boasts modern amenities, facilities and equipment ideal for conferencing, business meetings and private dinners. Overnight at the Rovuma Carlton Hotel. Breakfast included.
Days 2 & 3: Maputo - Inhambane, Mozambique
You will leave Maputo on the second day of your Mozambique tour package to Inhambane. Follow the N1 in the direction of Marracuene. Located 30 kilometres (18.6 miles), Marracuene is the first town outside Maputo. To visit this town, drive for 30 kilometres keeping a look out for a sign on the left side of the road indicating '4.5 kilometres'. Take the red sand, unpaved road and follow the signs.
The Marracuene village is a small village featuring classic 'colonialist ' architecture. Gwaza Mutini day is celebrated in February of each year in commemoration to the indigenous resistance to colonialism of the past in this area.
Continuing your journey, travel on the N1 towards Xai-Xai, the capital of the Gaza province. This town is situated on the Limpopo River and is an extensive and vibrant settlement of houses, markets and shops. This town may seem sleepy, but is in fact a bustling and thriving commercial centre with shops, markets and hotels. The beach is located 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) outside the town and is a tourist favourite.
After Xai-Xai, travel for a further 240 kilometres (149.1 miles) to Inhambane. Inhambane is highly appreciated by tourists and locals alike. Enjoy the golden coastline of the beaches and the lush greenery of the forests of Mozambique.
Inhambane is home to many deciduous and semi deciduous forests with mangrove swamps and dune forests along the coast. Inhambane is Mozambique's second most important cashew growing area and it has large coconut plantations. Inhambane is also great for fishing with local fisherman trying to catch dinner from dhow rigged boats.
Inhambane city is the capital of the area and is often missed by travelers. To get to the city, drive northwards on the main north-south highway, N1. You might stop overnight at the town of Maxixe, not realizing that that Inhambane city lies just across the bay.
Inhambane is an attractive and charming place and is well worth visiting. Inhambane is home to many hotels, service stations, restaurant, banks, public telephones, cinemas, shops, market, a bus terminus and an immigration office.
You stay overnight at Barra Lodge Beach Resort, which is easily accessed by road. The last 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) leading to the lodge is, however, a dirt road. Barra Lodge is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Mozambique and boasts incredible views of the pristine beaches and sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean.
You will stay in a double Casita at Barra Lodge for 2 nights where breakfast and dinner is included. These traditional Casitas are made of thatch, brick and reeds which creates and charming and welcoming atmosphere. Casitas feature 2 beds, a shower and toilet en-suite.
Activities at this luxurious beach lodge include scuba diving, snorkelling, quad biking, ocean safaris, catamaran yacht, charter boat fishing, Dhow trips and horse riding.