Mozambique lies along the south eastern coastline of Africa and boasts 2500 kilometres of pristine coastline. Formerly a Portuguese colony, it has once again become the playground of South African and international tourists who visit the turquoise waters of various islands and coastal resorts.
Mozambique is best known for its beach holidays which can be amazing. Long, palm-fringed beaches with fine white sand, remarkable deltas, shady mangrove forests and freshwater lagoons; tropical islands surrounded by aqua waters, where iridescent fish swim amongst pristine coral. Welcome to the coastline and islands of Mozambique.
The Fort of São Sebastião on the Island of Mozambique is the oldest complete fort still standing in sub-Saharan Africa. Construction by the Portuguese began in 1558, and it took about fifty years to complete.
Immediately beyond the fort is the recently restored Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, built in 1522, which is considered to be the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere. It is also one of the best examples of Manueline vaulted architecture in Mozambique.
Maputo, the lively capital of Mozambique is where one would start their coastal adventure of endless stretches of white sandy beaches, exquisitely warm, blue seas, amazing arrays of sea food, island hopping and a variety of watersports.
The Bazeruto archipelago formed hundreds of thousands of years ago, is host to over 2000 fish species and 100 coral species. From sand dunes to fresh water lakes and acacia woodlands, the islands off the coast of Mozambique are diverse ecological gems.