Mozambique holidays are fast becoming a popular choice for South Africans in search of exquisite beach holidays, a variety of water sports and world-class lodges – and all within convenient reach 'next door'. The capital, Maputo, is a busy port with well-preserved Portuguese colonial architecture, fascinating history and a vibrant nightlife to be enjoyed at numerous bars and nightclubs. Plus, wherever you go, you’ll enjoy some of the best seafood you’ve ever tasted. The prawns are legendary!
Among the top tourist attractions in Mozambique is Vilanculos, the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. This string of sandy islands lies roughly 20km from the mainland. Besides its pristine desert island beauty, the Bazaruto Archipelago is also Mozambique’s most important habitat for marine animals, home to a wide variety of marine life including the last viable population of the endangered dugong.
Why we love Mozambique
Its wild beauty and Portuguese influence are intoxicating.
The coastline is world-renowned for its scuba diving spots.
It boasts more than 2,500km of untouched beaches.
Mozambique offers some of the best game fishing in the world.
The seafood is excellent!
Mozambique’s long and fascinating history includes pirates, slaves, gold and ivory.
With its excellent family-friendly lodges and romantic island accommodation, Mozambique is perfect for couples, honeymooners and families. Browse our 2024holiday packages to Mozambique and get in touch with us to plan an unforgettable trip to Mozambique so that you can get your slice of paradise!
What to do in Mozambique
With 2,500km of Indian Ocean coastline to explore, it's no surprise that much of your Mozambique trip will involve the sea. Laze on sandy beaches, snorkel among luminescent coral reefs, or go surfing, fishing and scuba diving. On land, the capital of Maputo is a culturally rich city and a fascinating destination to explore, with its Natural History Museum, Victorian railway station and 19th-century sandstone fortress. It also offers a vibrant nightlife at its many nightclubs.
Among the exciting places to visit in Mozambique is the Quirimbas Archipelago, where you can go island hopping. Inhaca Island is home to a fascinating maritime museum, historic lighthouse, beautiful beaches, a mangrove-lined coastline and brightly coloured reefs off its west coast.
Things to do in Mozambique
Go scuba diving in the renowned Bazaruto Archipelago.
Laze on golden beaches or enjoy a variety of exciting water sports.
Explore Inhaca Island, located near to Maputo on the mainland.
Set sail to Ilha dos Porcos in a traditional dhow from Inhambane.
Savour some of the best seafood you’ll ever taste, especially the peri-peri prawns.
Sip a cocktail at the legendary Polana Hotel in Maputo.
Go snorkelling in ‘Two Mile Reef’ off the south coast of Bazaruto Island.
Discover historic Ibo Island, one of the ancient settlements in Mozambique dating back as early as 600 AD.
Mozambique’s close proximity to South Africa (just 454km from Johannesburg) makes it a unique beach holiday destination for couples, families and groups of friends. Let Thompsons Holidays arrange your Mozambique package now.
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