Maputo is the Capital City of Mozambique

The definitive guide to Maputo accommodation and where to stay in Mozambique’s capital city. We have great deals to Maputo’s best hotels and guest houses.

Check out our range of the very best accommodation in Maputo and where to stay in Mozambique’s capital city. Read our comprehensive guide here. We wrote this guide simply and for one reason – because we love Maputo. Its vibrant and rocking and the nightlife and restaurants exceptional. If we had our way here at Mozambique Travel we would include at least one night here on any Mozambique itinerary – because it is just a place you have to experience!

Maputo is a region of incredible history, late development and tourism and legends like Samora Machel. When you travel to Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo, it brings back memories of historical milestones.

Villa das Arabias Boutique Hotel Maputo

Villa das Arabias Boutique Hotel Maputo

Time to try out the first ever boutique hotel in Maputo when you next decide to holiday in Mozambique. In the upmarket Polana neighbourhood, Villa Das Arabias offers a fantastic conference venue, roof top bar and restaurant.
Hotel Cardoso Maputo

Hotel Cardoso Maputo

Cardoso Hotel is situated in the heart of Maputo, the Capital City of Mozambique, sweeping views of the Maputo Bay and the bustling city below from its unique cliff top setting.  The Cardoso Hotel is the ideal place to explore the history, culture and vibrancy of Mozambique’s capital city.
Polana Serena Hotel Maputo

Polana Serena Hotel Maputo

Built in 1922 in a tree-lined street, the establishment is architecturally splendid and reminiscent of Mozambique’s interesting history.
Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo

Southern Sun Hotel in Maputo

Southern Sun Maputo is right on the beachfront and offers great service and accommodation. An ideal business stopover in the week, or a quick weekend getaway splurge from South Africa. Packages available with flights and transfers.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Maputo

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Maputo

Radisson Blu Hotel is situated in the centre of Maputo with views of the Indian Ocean.
Nahyeeni Lodge Inhaca Island

Nahyeeni Lodge Inhaca Island

Nahyeeni Lodge offers sublime accommodation for up to 13 guests in a thatched main house and two thatched cottages in the indigenous garden. Enjoy panoramic views of Portuguese Island and the Bay of Maputo while you sip cocktails around the swimming pool while staff light the braai.
Pestana Rovuma Hotel

Pestana Rovuma Hotel

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.

The highlights of a holiday to Maputo Mozambique

  • The old town is in the centre of the city where it all happens while new developments now sprawl along the seaside attracting people to a slower beachy pace.  
  • Wander around the streets to photograph the shabby but graceful colonial buildings such as the city’s main train station, Maputo’s 20th-century Praca dos Trabalhadores, the wrought iron lattice work designed by the same architect who designed the Eiffel Tower in France, Gustav Eiffel.
  • Art is part of the culture in Maputo so visit the National Art Gallery and the Natural History Museum.
  • The municipal market is a fascinating sensory experience of smells, sights, sounds, textures and tastes. Buy some fresh tropical fruits, roasted nuts, spices and cloths. 
  • Buy cooked prawns or chicken peri-peri from street vendors and eat it with fresh Portuguese breads. 
  • Pop into local cafes and bars to hear the local music and sample the local beers.

Maputo Facts and Figures

  • Maputo was first called Lourenço Marques after the Portuguese trader 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 Maputo was the capital of Mozambique.
  • Maputo got its name in 1975 at independence after decades of war and devastating destruction. The city began to rebuild itself attracting new businesses and tourists.
  • 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.

Accommodation Choices in Maputo

Accommodation in Maputo is diverse and accessible – tourists need beds and deals, 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. The hospitality is flamboyant and stylish; food is spicy and exotic, and the nightlife is vibrant and second to none in Africa.

Streets are lined with cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos while the beachfront offers numerous activities for water sports enthusiasts and explorers. Try the Mozambique peri-peri prawns or other famous seafood dishes – then dance the night away before returning to your hotel in Maputo.

Maputo is the gateway to Mozambique island and beach holidays, and we offer the very best deals on hotels in Maputo.

There is renewed interest in Maputo and regular new international flights with TAP and Ethiopian Airlines into Maputo Mozambique. This opens up a number of new and exciting destinations in Mozambique for international travellers. 

Fly daily from Maputo to Vilanculos or Inhambane and discover the Bazaruto Archipelago or Ilha de Mozambique – explore the best island lodges in Mozambique. Mozambique Travel has several great deals and packages to Bilene, Ponta do Ouro and Santa Maria Peninsula, to name but a few!

So, if you need great deals on accommodation in Maputo, get in touch today. Check out our unbeaten deals and service when you book Maputo hotel accommodation.  From conferences in Mozambique to a weekend getaway from Johannesburg, we are ready and here to help you plan your holiday to Maputo!