Maputo

Travel to Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo, brings back memories of historical milestones. Remember the name, Lourenco Marques, and enormous prawns and langoustines? Remember the likes of Winston Churchill and decades of war and destruction? Maputo is a region of war history, late development and tourism.

Maputo was named after the Portuguese trader Lourenço Marques who first reached the area around 1544. In 1895, a railroad linked the city to Pretoria and the gold-rush areas of South Africa and by 1907 it was the capital of Mozambique.

Renamed in 1975 at independence after decades of war and devastating destruction, a period of rejuvenation ensued, bringing the construction of large manufacturing, communications and commercial businesses to the city.

The largest port in the Indian Ocean, Maputo harbour is a source of Mozambique’s economic stability. Maputo is also one of Africa’s premier tourist destinations and the global influx of visitors has brought job creation and income for local communities.

Mozambique Accommodation in Maputo is diverse and accessible – tourists need beds and Maputo offers a range of accommodation establishments. From guest houses, B & Bs to beach lodges and international hotels, the city rings with life and culture. Mozambique hospitality is flamboyant and stylish; food is spicey and exotic and nightlife is vibrant.

Streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and casinos while the beachfront offers numerous activities for water sport enthusiasts and explorers. Try the Mozambique peri peri prawns or other famous seafood dishes – then dance the night away

Maputo is the gateway to Mozambique island and beach holidays.

Mozambique Travel Packages to Hotel Avenida in central Maputo can mix business with pleasure. Hotel Avenida is a plush five star business meeting venue and stop over for tourists exploring the country. Top class Mozambique Accommodation in 159 comfortable rooms features luxury amenities including mini bars, private patios with city views, TV, wireless internet, en-suite […]

Hotel Cardoso is an admired city hotel in the heart of Maputo with sweeping views of the harbour and city from its unique cliff top setting. Mozambique Accommodation at its best, here lies luxury and character.Start a Mozambique Holiday from Hotel Cardoso where 130 rooms with diverse features suit every guest’s needs. From Wi-Fi access, […]

Machangulo Beach Lodge sits on the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula in southern Mozambique looking over the channel between Mozambique mainland and Inhaca Island. Fly to Mozambique’s Maputo International Airport and catch a boat to the lodge from the Maputo Marina. Hell’s Gate is the ever-evolving channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of […]

Pestana Rovuma Hotel and Business Centre is the only establishment in Maputo that merges top class four-star Mozambique Accommodation and facilities with friendly African ambience and decor. Businessmen and international travellers enjoy the gym and steam room, outdoor pool, the business centre and conference rooms. Guests can also buy necessities from the small shopping centre […]

Travel to Mozambique and stay in the colonial Polana Serena Hotel in Maputo. Built in 1922 in a tree-lined street, the establishment is architecturally splendid and reminiscent of Mozambique’s interesting history. A Mozambique Holiday at the Polana Serena Hotel is close to international embassies, shops and restaurants. Mavalane International Airport is a 15 minute drive […]

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Packages that include this destination

2015 Machangulo Lodge Package   Special valid until 15 December 2015 Luxury Chalet 5 nights: US$1 695 Per Person 7 nights: US$2 285 Per Person Includes: Accommodation, a welcome drink, all meals, teas, coffees, drinking water and selected juices, iced teas and iced coffees, High-speed WiFi, Non-motorized activities, laundry service & Mozambique 17% Sales Tax Excludes: […]

Driving to Maputo
There is now a good tar road all the way into Maputo from the South African Border at Komatipoort.

  • From South Africa take the N4 via Nelspruit to the Komatipoort border post
  • There is now a good tar road all the way into Maputo from the South African Border at Komatipoort, there is a toll half way between the border and Maputo.
  • Just keep on the EN4 until you arrive on the outskirts of Maputo where there EN4 takes one left turn,
  • Follow the EN4 around the outskirts of Maputo city until the next toll station
  • Go straight on after the toll station and follow the road to a roundabout (circle) go straight across passing the local market on your left.
  • This is the main street that goes right through the centre of Maputo City.
GPS coordinates for Maputo
-25.921586,32.570864 View Map