A Guide to Accommodation, Activities, Restaurants & Businesses in Maputo, Mozambique
Maputo is located in its own region of Mozambique and is the country's capital. Previously known as Lourenço Marques before its independence, many of the buildings in the city have scars from the civil war that raged in the country for years, giving the capital a slightly run-down feel to it. However Maputo is slowly rebuilding itself and regaining its popularity as a tourist destination instead of a city en-route to the north.
Maputo has a beautiful assortment of acacia trees which are commonly found along its streets and avenues, giving the capital its nickname of City of Acacias. Today the economy is centered around its harbour as goods are imported, as well as from the toll road linking South Africa's metropolitan city Johannesburg.
Maputo is a hub of different cultures, with city life and laid back beach life combining to make an interesting city well worth a visit. Tourists should definitely make Maputo a stop-over before heading to the more exotic north.
Accommodation in Maputo
Maputo offers a range of accommodation options from Bed and Breakfasts and Guest Houses to wonderful old-style self-catering homes. The accommodation directory will provide an extensive choice.
Activities in Maputo
Maputo is a hive of activity with so much to offer those that visit. Just some of the things to do and see are as follows:
- Tunduru Garden
- Fortress of Maputo
- Central Railway Station (CFM)
- Cathedral of Maputo
- The Museum of Natural History
- Vila Algarve – The former location of Portuguese Secret Police (PIDE)
- Hotel Polana
- Street markets
- Water-sports including kite-surfing
- Beach walks
- Bird watching
See the activities directory for more information on what there is to offer.
Businesses and Restaurants in Maputo
The city has a new terminal at their international airport, opening the channels to gain greater tourist movement. The restaurants are a culinary delight featuring local and international cuisine, something for every taste and budget.
Please go to our business directory for a complete list of businesses, or add your own free business listing.
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