Best local weekend getaways not far from Maputo

In the mood for a local getaway consisting of endless sun, sea, sand, and up-close encounters with nature? Then it doesn’t get better than Mozambique. Here is a quick look at the best local weekend getaways currently up for grabs near Maputo, and what to look forward to during your time away.  

White Pearl Resort  

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Located in pristine Ponta Mamoli, White Pearl Resort promises a host of luxuries worth every cent. Think pool suite accommodation, unlimited Wi-Fi, access to a private butler, and a laundry service. Enquire about our Dana Tours special which allows you to stay here from 14,600 MZN per person, per night, which is inclusive of breakfast, lunch (excluding oysters and lobster on the Beach Bar menu), afternoon tea, snacks from the mini bar, dinner, canapés at the pool bar, teas, coffees, soft drinks and bottled mineral water.  

Why Ponta Mamoli? Aside from soaking up the lavish hospitality at your resort, there’s also the opportunity to visit the Maputo Elephant Reserve for a spot of game viewing, and take part in deep sea fishing and other marine activities like scuba diving and snorkelling.  

Azura Benguerra  

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Azura Benguerra is a stylish resort that can be found on Benguerra Island, so peace and quiet far away from the noise of the city is guaranteed. It’s a must for anyone looking to unwind and de-stress. This one is for Mozambicans, in particular, who can stay for 119,600 MZN per couple for 4 nights. This unbeatable price is inclusive of a few days in a breath-taking sea-facing beach villa, all meals including main beach dinners and in villa dining, drinks and a sundowner cocktail of the day, Wi-Fi access in all common areas, and the use of snorkelling equipment.  

Why Benguerra Island? Benguerra Island is the second largest island in the Bazaruto Archipelago and is the ideal destination for a balance between quiet relaxation and exhilarating adventures. Be sure to treat yourself to a laid-back beach picnic followed by a diving experience with the resident sea life.  

Baia Sonambula Guest House 

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With only 6 stunning rooms nestled on Tofo Beach, the boutique Baia Sonambula Guest House is the most idyllic, stylish hideaway one could find in popular Tofu. Combining the best of French chic with Mozambican heritage, every detail is carefully thought of to offer guests the most sumptuous stay. 
 
Privacy and exclusivity come guaranteed thanks to just 6 rooms and a location that is just 150 metres from the action (restaurants, bars and dive centre) but the guest house still feels like a secluded retreat, nestled behind whitewashed walls overflowing with bougainvillea overlooking Tofo Bay, just 30 metres from the waves.  

Book a minimum of 6 nights and enjoy relaxing and enjoying what Tofo has to offer. Our special price includes accommodation with a stunning sea view over the bay and the most mouthwatering homemade breakfast, best enjoyed on the roof terrace overlooking the waves.  
 
Why Tofo? The most popular activities to enjoy in Tofo are scuba diving, ocean safaris, surfing, quad biking, dhow tours, kayaking, deep fishing, horse riding etc. However, when you check into the guesthouse you’ll be forgiven for never wanting to leave and simply relax.   

Naara Ecolodge  

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Looking for a romantic camping excursion for two in Mozambique without necessarily having to forego your creature comforts? Then glamping is for you – and it doesn’t get much more luxurious than Naara EcoLodge in Chidenguele. Pay just 26,450 MZN per couple and settle down for a minimum two nights’ stay in a luxury tent with a private bathroom, air conditioning and a mesmerising view of the lake, furnished with a king bed or two single beds. The price also includes breakfast and dinner, as well as unlimited use of kayaks.  

Why Chidenguele? Chidenguele is a small, but up and coming tourist destination – and many have deemed it the locals’ best kept secret! Enjoy traditional beach holiday activities and, most importantly, enjoy the fact that it’s on the quieter side, which is obviously great news during the times of COVID.  

Vilanculos Beach Lodge 

Spend your days tanning in the warmth of the sunshine, splashing around the turquoise waters, and making the most of the best that Vilanculos has to offer when choosing Vilanculos Beach Lodge as your accommodation. You will pay just 56,350 MZN per couple for a five nights’ stay, inclusive of a refreshing welcome cocktail, bungalow accommodation with breakfast, transfers (back and forth) from Vilanculos airport, Wi-Fi, and non-motorised water activities. 

Why Vilanculos? From wildlife safaris and local markets to national parks and boat tours, Vilanculos has everything necessary for a holiday that you won’t be quick to forget.  

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