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.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT 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.
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.
BEYOND THE ORDINARY
- Learn to freedive with Hanli Prinsloo and meet dolphins face to face, beneath the waves