Feel the warm embrace of Mozambique

Feel the warm embrace of Mozambique

72-hours is all you need! Dig into delicious seafood dishes, relax under palm trees and put on your dancing shoes to twirl to the jaunty tunes of the marrabenta in Mozambique’s capital city, Maputo.

From only R6 180* per person sharing, you can enjoy an unforgettable weekend break with Dana Tours to a city that wears its exotic Portuguese and African charm on its sleeve.

Stay

Conveniently located close to the airport, and a mere 5km from the city centre, the Southern Sun Maputo hotel is an ideal choice for travellers to experience the perfect blend of warm hospitality, professional service, and some of the very best scenic views along the Indian Ocean seaboard.

Guests can choose from 269 stylish and well-appointed rooms, all of which are en-suite, fully equipped and comfortably furnished.

Taking a creative approach to Mozambican cuisine, Evolve Restaurant presents a menu which masterfully combines the city’s characteristic cultural blend of flavours and spices with authentic produce and fresh seafood, to produce dishes that are truly original. There is something to suit every taste, and guests can also enjoy light, casual dining beside the sparkling pool. Dining at the hotel’s restaurant captures the essence of Mozambique’s Portuguese heritage.

On 22 and 23 September guests can also discover the Mediterranean as the Evolve Restaurant will be hosting itsMediterranean Special serving up some of the wonderful food of the Mediterranean.

On the first Sunday of each month between 13h00 and 15h00, All that Jazz, an afternoon live jazz performance takes place at Evolve. If you are lucky enough to be there you can look forward to an afternoon of great jazz, delicious food and an opportunity to relax and unwind amidst beautiful surroundings.

Alternatively, consider enjoying the views of the Maputo bay with a sundowner in hand at the hotel’s Deco Lounge and Bar where you can also enjoy a selection of light snacks, wines, cocktails, and other refreshments. The venue also offers a specialised coffee menu, high-speed WiFi access and of course, great company.

Out and about

Guests staying at the Southern Sun Maputo can also embark on a journey of discovery as a host of attractions can be found right on its doorstep. The capital city truly offers such diversity and heritage, there is plenty on offer to see and do.

For a laid-back day of relaxation, why not soak up the sun in front of the beach, located just metres away from the hotel. Alternatively there are plenty of kite surfing opportunities available in the bay and sporting events at the Machava Stadium.

Explore the fascinating Natural History Museum, where nature is brought to life, from the neon green watering holes to bleached elephant foetuses. The museum is housed inside a beautiful old building with nicely kept gardens. The collection includes many artefacts you would expect to find in a natural history museum, including descriptions of animal migration, ancient pottery, and a small ethnology exhibit.

Situated north of Ponta Malongane, the Maputo Elephant Reserve (Maputo Special Reserve), is characterised by its lakes, floodplains, mangrove swamps, woodlands and forested dunes sweeping down to unspoilt beaches.

Here visitors can view increasing numbers of game again. While the elephants are elusive and difficult to track down in the dense bush. Other animals you can also look out for include hippo, crocodile, nyala, red duiker, suni, vervet monkey and reedbuck.

The Reserve offers excellent opportunities for bird watching as several species reach the southern limit of their distribution in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Among these are Rudd’s Apalis, Woodward’s batis, Neergaard’s sunbird and Pink-throated twinspot. Commonly seen species include African Fish Eagle, Crested Guinea Fowl, Olive Bee-eater, Woodland Kingfisher, and White-helmeted Shrike, as well as Grey, trumpeter and Crowned Hornbills.

When the sun sets there is still plenty to look forward to with the city’s offering of night clubs, live jazz venues and cocktail bars.

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