Top 10 Activities in Inhambane.

This attractive city (and province) in Mozambique has a whole lot of heart. Not only does it offer some wonderful history, marine life and vibrant eateries but it is blessed with some glorious beaches, picture-perfect scenery and wonderful adventures for all to enjoy.

Here are some of the top activities to experience in Inhambane:

#1 Snorkel at Two Mile Reef

If you are a snorkeling enthusiast, you will adore Two Mile Reef. It’s rated by some as one of East Africa’s best snorkeling areas and, with schools of fish, frolicking humpback whales (usually visible around August) and the occasional hawksbill turtle, it’s not hard to see why it’s so well-loved… So go on, dive on in!

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Address: Two Mile Reef, Bazaruto Island, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#2 Catch a tan on Barra Beach

This pristine beach is the place to go for some quality relaxation and, above all, to escape from the madding crowd.

You can swim in deliciously clear waters, go for a night swim with fluorescent sea critters or simply kick back and relax (preferably with a book), as you soak up the surrounds. Nearby local stalls offer handy drinks and snacks for sale.

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Address: Barra Beach, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#3 Travel to Praia do Tofo 

The charming town, Tofo, is well worth visiting when you visit Inhambane province and, in that same vein, you should definitely try visit Tofo beach.

This vast, beautiful beach offers plenty of fun and hives of activity, thanks to local stalls, amazing nature (including some epic marine life, like sharks, dolphins and humpbacks), surfing and swimming too!

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Address: Praia do Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique

#4 Discover Machilla Magic curios

No holiday or stay in Mozambique is complete without doing some gift or curio shopping – and in Machilla Magic, visitors find a truly special place to indulge their shopping needs.

Browse all kinds of goods – like locally made African furniture and keepsakes from across the country – and take home some gems at affordable rates, which support local communities. It is located in the small fishing town of Macunhe, so make a day of it and enjoy a fun drive there and back again.

Contact: +258 82 393 3428


Address: Machilla Magic Gallery, 19 de Outubro, Mahaque, Vilanculos, Mozambique

#5 Gain insight into the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Marine Megafauna Foundation (or MMF) works hand-in-hand with popular local diving company, Peri-Peri, to conserve the marine life.

During your visit to Mozambique, experience an insightful lecture, support the research through donations or head on a fun diving trip with Peri-Peri.



Address: MMF, Baia Sonambula, Praia Tofo, Mozambique

#6 Take a boat to Maxixe

The largest city in Inhambane province, Maxixe, is a great place to explore. To get to the city, you can easily catch a dhow boat across the bay; locals offer ‘dhow transport services for tourists, making this a relatively accessible and easy travel option.

Once across, take time to explore the city, enjoy its beautiful beaches and then, when it’s time to go home, embark on a fun ferry ride back to Inhambane town.

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Address: Maxixe, Inhambane Province Mozambique

#7 Savour seafood at Bistro Pescador

No visit to Mozambique is complete without sampling some fine seafood offerings.

At Bistro Pescador,because they boast an array of seafood-orientated dishes, visitors can dine on seafood platters, prawn curry (with rice) and mouth-watering crayfish to their heart’s content. Head here for a relaxed, yet wholesome seafood meal.

Contact: +258 84 251 0911

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Address: Bistro Pescador, Inhambane, Mozambique

#8 Check out Vasco da Gama’s statue

Inhambane had a special place in the heart of famed Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, who arrived here in 1498 and now, to this day, his statue proudly watches over the town.

The statue is worth a visit, as it’s found quite nearby to the regional museum, and is its own take on ‘art through history’.

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Address: Inhambane, Mozambique

#9 Explore the Museu Regional Inhambane

This regional museum is one for the history buffs and culture vultures among us… Here, visitors can view a range of diverse exhibits and artefacts, many of which detail Inhambane’s history, dating as far back as its pre-colonial era.

For your history fix, browse farming implements, worship totems, instruments of war and much more at Museu Regional Imhambane.

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Address: Museu Regional Imhambane, Avenida de Vigilancia, Inhambane, Mozambique

#10 Grab a meal at Branko’s

Last but certainly not least, we have Branko’s: a casual shack-style eatery that offers arguably the best mix of food in Inhambane province.

And, because it’s situated behind the local central market, it allows visitors to experience a healthy blend of bustling, local life, as they tuck into an assortment of drool-worthy pizzas, meat and seafood dishes.

Contact: +258 84 066 6470

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Address: Branko’s, Tofo Beach, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

These are some of the best experiences and activities to enjoy in Inhambane!

Top 15 restaurants in Inhambane.

Inhambane, a city located on Mozambique’s southern coastline, is a wonderful place to explore. As the capital of Inhambane, activities and attractions reign supreme here – but let’s not forget about the food!

Here are the best restaurants in – and close by to – Inhambane:

#1 Branko’s 

While Branko’s may not be the fanciest spot around town – this shack-style diner, situated behind the central market, is a simple, yet wonderful place to head for a delicious meal.

They are particularly well-loved for their pizzas, meat and seafood – all of which are flavoursome and highly affordable!

Contact: +258 84 066 6470

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Address: Branko’s, Tofo Beach, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#2 The Green Turtle Pub & Restaurant

Located at Bayview Lodge, this beach-chic eatery lies a stone’s throw away from the ocean… Ensuring not only are the views sublime, but especially with French husband-and-wife duo at the helm, you can rest assured, knowing that the food is just as great!

Food incorporates a blend of European and African-style cuisines, providing diners with unique combinations and flavours to enjoy.

Contact: +258 84 743 3334


Address: The Green Turtle Pub & Restaurant, Praia Da Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique

#3 Neptune’s Lodge and Beach Bar

If you’re looking for a chilled but fun place to go for food and relaxation, then Neptune’s Beach Bar is the perfect place for you.

The bar side of things offers a true island style, with great food and a cool vibe. As you eat, enjoy the sound of drums or sitting around a bonfire.

Contact: +258 84 054 9311


Address: Neptune’s Lodge and Beach Bar, Barra Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique

#4 Tofo Tofo 

This restaurant enjoys a wonderful, relaxed and comfortable beach atmosphere, while the menu offers a range of great dishes to choose from.

Fresh, local food and generous portions are the order of the day – and the views aren’t half bad either, as it overlooks the hill and palms. It’s colourful, cheerful and good – what more could you want from a restaurant?

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Address: Tofo Tofo, Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#5 Guju’s Beach Bar

This vibrant beach eatery captures the spirit and food of local Mozambique perfectly. Guju’s Beach Bar provides visitors with top food, good views and delicious drinks.

Head there for great food, a killer vibe and chilled drinks!

Contact:+258 84 730 5657

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Address: Guju’s Beach Bar, Tofo Beach, Tofo, Inhambane Province, Mozambique

#6 Mango Beach Restaurant

Mango Beach Restaurant is a delightful offering:, with its awesome food, which is fresh and delicious, especially the fish.

It’s also a really lovely, scenic place to dine at, and owner Steffan and his Mango Beach team go out of their way to make you feel welcome. However, it’s not the easiest place to find, so if you get lost, just give Steffan a call and he’ll happily assist!

Contact: +258 84 262 3704


Address: Mango Beach Restaurant, Beach Road, Tofo, Inhambane, Mozambique

#7 Happi 

Located at Liquid Dive Adventures, Happi hails as the only vegetarian restaurant in Inhambane. Here, food is simple, healthy and delicious, promoting good health all round.

The eatery – run by a passionate Finnish couple, with wife Emma serving as the talented chef – also offers lovely views of the surrounding wetland and a delightful shaded patio and pool area, ideal for balmy days.

Contact: +258 84 651 2737


Address: Happi, Liquid Dive Restaurant, Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

#8 Casa de Comer Restaurant

This rustic, beach-side restaurant presents diners with good, well-priced food, great, personal service and a lovely atmosphere. It can get pretty busy here, especially in the evenings or on quiz nights.

In particular, their pizzas, peri-peri chicken and fresh seafood are winning dishes!

Contact: +258 84 016 3344


Address: Casa de Comer Restaurant, Barrio Josina Machel, Praia do Tofo, Mozambique

#9 Chill Beach Bar

This beach bar not only has a great beach location, but it also provides cool lounging chairs outside and great food and drinks.

It’s also a chilled place, ideal for those who crave some good relaxation, in conjunction with fine food at what is a highly rated Mozambique eatery.

Contact: +258 84 283 6933

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Address: Chill Beach Bar, Barra Bay Beach, Inhambane, Mozambique

#10 Beach Baraca 

This friendly Mozambique restaurant offers fresh, yummy breakfasts and great tacos, along with friendly, prompt service.

Takeaways are available here too, and visitors can choose to sit indoors or outdoors.

Contact: +258 84 244 8919

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Address: Beach Baraca, Long Street, Tofo, Mozambique

#11 Sunset Lodge 

Sunset Lodge is undoubtedly one of best places in Mozambique to go for sundowners. It’s also guaranteed to give you access to some of the best sunsets while you’re at it!

The bar and restaurant are tops, so be sure to check them both out when you visit.

Contact: +258 84 244 5444

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Address: Sunset Lodge, Praia da BarraInhambane, Mozambique

#12 Mozambeat Motel Restaurant

Situated at the cleverly named Mozambeat Motel, this motel restaurant is a fully catered restaurant, which offers great burgers, nachos, sushi, lasagne and so much more!

Many of the ingredients – like the herbs and vegetables – are sourced from the motel’s garden. There’s also a well-stocked, funky bar to enjoy on the premises too.

Contact:  +258 84 5000 383


Address: Mozambeat Motel Restaurant, Barrio Josina Machel, Praia de Tofo,  Tofo, Mozambique

#13 Charlie’s Bar

While this is just as much a bar as it is a restaurant, Charlie’s certainly offers some pretty fine food.

With specialities like prego rolls, seafood and more, this bar-restaurant brings together good drinks and consistently decent, well-priced food.

Contact: +258 84 463 9826


Address: Charlie’s Bar, Barra, Inhambane, Mozambique

#14 Bistro Pescador

With its stunning location overlooking the water, this restaurant offers yet more of that natural Inhambane beauty.

It serves good drinks and food both. In particular, try the crayfish or a pizza, they’re both meant to be great!

Contact: +258 84 251 0911

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Address: Bistro Pescador, Inhambane, Mozambique

#15 What U Want

This restaurant offers quality Italian and Mozambican cuisine alike. There’s also a lovely family environment, complete with live music and awesome food specialties.

Sample new takes on pizzas with flavours like lobster or seafood. Or go traditional Italiano because the standard Italian food is authentically delicious and wholesome!

Contact: +258 82 909 6936


Address: What U Want, Praia de Tofo, Tofo, Mozambique

These are just some of Inhambane’s top eateries to enjoy!