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Beach at Night, White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique

Southern Mozambique

Centred on the capital city of Maputo, southern Mozambique is squeezed between the Indian Ocean, Swaziland and South Africa.

Whilst the capital itself is rarely a destination in its own right, this quiet region is dotted with beachside areas that are quiet, unspoilt and rarely busy.

This beautiful area is conveniently close to the game reserves of eastern South Africa, allowing for both road and air access, via Maputo, to much of the region. However, in the deep south, roads are mere disturbances in the sand and access is only possible via the coastal roads that lead northwards from Richard’s Bay or Durban.

Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique
Machangulo Peninsula, Mozambique

Machangulo Peninsula and Ponta Do Ouro

It is the beaches of the Machangulo Peninsula and Ponta Do Ouro that attract many people to this quiet region. The former are isolated, but accessible, offering wonderful diving, fishing and excursions into the Maputo Special Reserve. The latter – found much further south – are more rustic and forgotten, but offer the chance to swim, snorkel and dive amongst pods of curious dolphins.

Hanli beneath dolphins, Ponta Malongane, Mozambique
Ponta Malongane, Mozambique

Why visit southern Mozambique

  • Explore the secluded but accessible Machangulo Peninsula, with its idyllic coastline
  • Swim, snorkel and dive in unspoilt marine reserves, which are alive with turtles, rays and tropical fish
  • Freedive with dolphins off the quiet beaches of Ponta Malongane, led by the I AM WATER team
  • Visit remote Inhaca Island and wander through its quiet village, which hides behind a labyrinth of mangroves
  • Learn to freedive with Hanli Prinsloo and meet dolphins face to face, beneath the waves

Experiences

Snorkelling Adventure

Swim, snorkel and dive in unspoilt marine reserves, which are alive with turtles, rays and tropical fish.

Freediving

Learn to freedive with Hanli Prinsloo and meet dolphins face to face, beneath the waves.

Machangulo Peninsula

Explore the secluded but accessible Machangulo Peninsula, with its idyllic coastline.

Swim with Dolphins

Swim with pods of wild dolphins off Ponta D’Ouro.

Inhaca Island

Visit remote Inhaca Island and wander through its quiet village, which hides behind a labyrinth of mangroves.

Lounge, White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique
White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique

White Pearl Resorts

White Pearl Resorts is on the south-east coast of Mozambique, just north of the South Africa/Mozambique border. This beachside escape is nestled in a sheltered white-sand bay.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Jackie Devereux

I was born in Zimbabwe. With a dad who was in the police force, we moved from place to place. I have always been passionate about travel. My grandparents mentioned that our ancestors set off from the Horn of Africa – Ethiopia – looking for better cattle pastures. They ended up settling in the south-eastern hills of Zimbabwe, in the Great Zimbabwe area.
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Illona Cross

Born in a small South African town, I have always followed my passion for nature and discovery. After studying Nature Conservation in Pretoria, I was one of the first women to complete a very tough cadetship in the Natal Parks Board. It was here where I cut my teeth in African wildlife management. My desire to see more led me to work as a guide for AndBeyond, first in South Africa, then in Tanzania as the company expanded. Here, I lived and worked in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro, guiding and running safari camps.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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