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This divine little coconut grove with its beach-fringed bay is primarily a sport fishing and diving location ideal for families. The first stunning views of the camping area are of lush green grass under gently swaying coconut palms – and a few steps away unspoilt, glistening white sands stretch in an arc from horizon to horizon. This is delightful Nelson’s Bay, named after the Zimbabwean family who owned the resort before 1975, and who, by buying the coconut palms, managed to hold onto it through the dark years when the tourists stayed away. Old man Nelson died in 2004, but his son has taken over and is continually improving Morrungulo.

Historic City Sites

Historic City Sites On the bay of Maputo, which is in fact drained mangrove swampland, many colonial buildings still stand along the Rua do Bagamoio. There is the Hotel Central and...


Cima Walk (uptown): 7km; 4 miles

Cima Walk (uptown): 7km; 4 miles This walk, starting and ending at the Hotel Polana (designed by renowned British architect Sir Herbert Baker), explores the newer part of Maputo. Built on a hill overlooking...


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Around Maputo Mercado Xipamanine The history of the Xipamanine market goes back to the days of Lourenço Marques and before, when black traders throughout Mozambique were restricted to the outskirts of cities. Tourists did, however...


Baixa Walk (lower city): 8km; 5 miles

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