Project Description

Maputo Day Tour

Pick-up in the Nelspruit / White River / Hazyview area at 08h00. From the Lodge to the border is 90 km. We should be at the border at about 09h30. The only real variable is the time it takes to dispense with the border formalities. If it’s quiet, about 15 minutes, if we are behind a Vaal Maseru Bus!  Allow 45 minutes.

Please be advised that all non South African passport holders will have to purchase a visa in order to enter Mozambique. This visa can be bought at the border on your entry into Mozambique. The current cost of purchasing a visa is USD 80 per visa but this fluctuates from day to day!!

Please Note

All full day Maputo tours are conducted in 13 seater, air conditioned, Toyota Quantum’s.

02-03 pax: ZAR 2 550 per person.
04-07 pax: ZAR 1 955 per person.
08-13 pax: ZAR 1 680 per person.

  • Pick-up and drop-off at an accommodation establishment in the Nelspruit / White River / Hazyview area.
  • Tours conducted in a 13 seater air-conditioned Toyota Quantum.
  • Services of a registered Tour Guide.
  • All toll fees.
  • Cross Border Permit.
  • Mozambique 3rd Party Insurance.
  • All entry fees to places of interest in Maputo.
  • Iced bottled water.
  • Lunch
  • Mozambique Visa fees.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities
  • Licenced by the department of transport to carry fare-paying passengers.
  • Cross Border Permits.
  • All driver / guide are registered Tour Guides.
  • All driver / guides are in possession of a valid PDP. (Public Driving Permit).
  • All passengers are covered by a ZAR 20 million-passenger liability insurance cover, in the unlikely event of an accident.
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From the border to Maputo is 100 km or 1 hour. We should get to Maputo at about 11h00 the latest.

On arrival in the City we will have coffee at one of the sidewalk coffee shops in down town Maputo. After coffee we will commence with the city tour of Maputo. The route will take us down Av. Julius Nyerere, past the 5 star historic Polana Hotel and all the Embassies belonging to the various countries and then along the beach front on Avenda Da Marginal to the area known as The Baixa or downtown Maputo.

We will then visit the imposing Concelho Municipal (Municipal Buildings), the Casa de Ferro “house of iron” which was designed by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame and which was shipped out from Belgium in a CKD form (Completely Knocked Down) and assembled on site. We will then visit the Catholic Cathedral and the Botanical Gardens before going into the Louis Trichardt Trek Memorial Garden.  We will then visit the Mercado Municipal (Municipal Market) in which you could loose yourself for an hour, but beware of pick-pockets!!

We then continue onto the beautiful C.F.M. Railway Station which was built in 1900 and down the Rua do Bagamoio which is better known as the “Street of Sin” because of all the clubs and pubs which only come alive after 22h00 each night and then onto the oldest standing building in Maputo, the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao which was built in 17 81.  We then board the ferry to Catembe. This is a 10 minute boat ride with the locals, sheep, chickens and anything else they might be carrying, to the opposite side of Maputo Harbour. This is an experience in itself and should not be missed. But please be warned that the ferry is not guaranteed and could be cancelled for no apparent reason.

Once at Catembe there are magnificent views of the City of Maputo. Lunch, which is for your own account, will be taken at the Hotel at Catembe and this is your chance to savour the cuisine that Maputo is world renowned for, “LM” prawns, crab, calamari, mussels and peri peri chicken all washed down with a bottle of “green” Portuguese wine or a “2M” or two. After lunch we return to the ferry and cross back to Maputo where our tour will continue back along Avenda Da Marginal to the famous Praia da Costa Do Sol.

Here we will stop for “desert” and coffee before visiting the fresh fish market and returning to the border and South Africa. We should be back in Nelspruit / White River / Hazyview at about 19h00, depending on how much time you spend in the markets, after an exciting and most interesting day.

Should the ferry to Catembe not be running or we run into time restrains lunch will be taken at Costa do Sol instead of at the hotel in Catembe.

From the border to Maputo is 100 km or 1 hour. We should get to Maputo at about 11h00 the latest.