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So, getting yourself to one of these idyllic Mozambique beaches is pretty easy. As a matter of fact, there are daily direct flights from Johannesburg to Vilanculos, Inhambane, Pemba, and Maputo. Then, it’s either a matter of taking a small charter flight to the islands or hopping on a boat. However, getting around within Mozambique is a little more of a challenge. Not all the road networks are well developed, although there have been improvements over the past couple of years.

Why not have a chat with me, Daphne? I’ll gladly help you with the planning of your Mozambique holiday.

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Inspire Me!

The sub-tropical climate and warm waters of the Mozambique beaches are the perfect tonic to thaw out on after the cold European temperatures.

The best Mozambique beaches we think are on the Bazaruto Archipelago and the far northern Quirimbas Archipelago.  You will rarely see another soul and the snorkelling and diving is a visual feast of exotic tropical marine life.  Spend lazy days playing beach volley ball, strolling along sandy shores or sailing around the island with your local skipper team.

The locals are friendly and there is a general relaxed feel – its African time.  You can expect to indulge in lots of fresh yummy seafood – catch of the day is just what it is and caught by the local fisherman.

Those wanting to do a more classical combination with a few nights on safari first followed by lazing on one of the Mozambique beaches sipping cocktails, then the good news is that there are flights directly from Kruger to Vilanculos – they are not daily, but are frequent enough to fit into most peoples travel plans.

Combining Mozambique Beaches

Combine a few nights on safari, followed by lazing on one of the beaches sipping cocktails. There are flights direct flights from Kruger to Vilanculos. They are not daily, but are frequent enough to fit into most peoples travel plans.

We have included a round up of some of our favourite beach lodges below. However do contact us if you would like to see what else we have on our database.  There are also some itineraries showing you some of the best ways to include a holiday lazing on one of the beaches… but do drop us a line and we can help with a tailor made holiday specially for you.

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Mozambique, with its stunning beaches and pristine archipelagos like Bazaruto and Quirimbas, is a paradise waiting to be explored. The Bazaruto Archipelago, home to Anantara Bazaruto and Azura Benguerra, enchants with its powdery white sands and azure waters teeming with marine life. Dive into the crystal-clear waters to discover vibrant coral reefs and swim alongside dolphins and whale sharks. Meanwhile, the Quirimbas Archipelago, featuring luxurious retreats like White Pearl and Ibo Island Lodge, offers a glimpse into Mozambique’s rich cultural heritage and untouched landscapes. For example, explore historic Portuguese forts, stroll through quaint villages, or simply relax on secluded beaches fringed by swaying palms.

In Machangulo, on the mainland, eco-lodges provide a gateway to explore the untouched wilderness, with activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and birdwatching. Whether indulging in barefoot luxury on private islands or immersing in the local culture, Mozambique captivates with its untouched beauty and warm hospitality. With its blend of adventure and relaxation, Mozambique offers a truly unforgettable escape into paradise.

Favourite Beach Accommodation

Updated January 2024


Cape Town
Cape Town is as much about the surrounding areas as the city itself. Recommended visit time is 5 days to be able to comfortably fit in all the main sights from Cape Point, Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront and Robben Island. More More
Only a 'hop and skip' from Cape Town, the Winelands offers an excellent combination of indulgence, history and visual pleasure! Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are the popular towns, each offering its own unique charm and you are spoilt for choice of excellent restaurants and wine farms to visit. More
Only 2½ hours from Cape Town you will find the 'whale capital' of Hermanus that offers some of South Africa's best 'land based' whale watching. The town offers some super Blue Flag swimming beaches and a beautiful mountain setting. More
Garden Route
Stretching from Swellendam to Tsitsikamma, the Garden Route offers visitors a diverse experience ranging from rolling landscapes, semi-desert arid region of Oudtshoorn to the lush forests of the Knysna and Plettenberg Bay areas. Lovely white beaches in the Mossel Bay, Wilderness and Plettenberg Bay completes this destination as an excellent choice for all ages. More
Eastern Cape Safaris
Situated in the eastern part of South Africa, the Eastern Cape is fast becoming South Africa's hottest holiday destination. The region is malaria free, offers a host of top class "Big Five" game destinations, with the added advantage that travelling closer to the coast, you can also enjoy the "Big Six", namely whales, the silent giants of the sea. More
Durban is the gateway to the warm beaches of Natal as well as the Drakensberg and game regions of Hluhluwe. There is an international airport with numerous daily flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg. More
Hluhluwe & Battlefields
This area offers such a diversity - from the excellent big five game viewing of the Hluhluwe area with a good selection of big five reserves, heading inland you reach the Battlefields where raconteurs take you back to a by-gone era of the Zulu Wars. Nearby you have access to kilometres of isolated beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters. More
The vast expanse of the Drakensberg is a must for any person who enjoys tranquil surroundings and hiking. Easily accessible from both Johannesburg and Durban and complimentary to any longer holiday in South Africa. Excellent hiking for all fitness levels. More
The Kruger area offers a diversity of experiences from some of South Africa's best big five game viewing to the spectacular Panorama Route. This is a must visit destination in its own right. More
Becoming one of Africa's hottest destinations with its tropical beaches, warm waters and palm trees. Most connections between lodges within Mozambique are achieved by scheduled and charter flights as well as boat transfers, as road networks are not as developed. A great way to end off any African holiday by spending a few days relaxing on the beach and indulging in tropical spoils.
Madikwe & Waterberg
The ‘big five’ game regions of Madikwe Game Reserve and the Waterberg Game Reserve are increasing in popularity and giving Kruger some healthy competition. These areas are malaria free, located within a 3–4 hour drive from Johannesburg and also offer a great safari experience. More

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