Maputo Vacations

Maputo has been the capital of Mozambique since 1898. The city was previously called Lourenço Marques until the country's independence in 1975. It is the largest city in Mozambique and the country's most important harbour. It is situated at the mouth of the Santo River in the extreme south, 90 km from the border with South Africa.

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Top Maputo restaurants

  • Mundos
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    Italian, Pizza
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  • Zambi
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  • Dhow Mozambique
    10.02 reviews
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  • Mira Mar Restaurant
    8.02 reviews
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Watamu, Kenya

Not a patch on the Lourenco Marques of old - it is now filthy, run-down and it's not uncommon to have pavement meals with a beggar on your right and an guard with an AK47 on your left... but it still holds a certain fascination... possibly sentimental on my part.

Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

I loved Maputo. It won't appeal to many people but it is my favorite city so far in sub-Saharan Africa. There is grit and corruption but its seaside location, fascinating history, good architecture, delicious fusion cuisine and cultural diversity make it really special. It isn't as beautiful as Cape Town but it has a depth and cultural complexity that I found far more enthralling.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Read about my perception of the city here:

Maputo has been cool for years now, but for most, it will be too expensive for them before they even hear about it. Basic hotels in the capital already charge about US$ 200 a night. The prices in Maputo are now just as likely to bring tears as the poverty.

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Seoul, Korea

모잠비크 수도. 다 기억난다. 제일 기억에 남는건! 클럽!ㅋㅋ
the capital of Mozambique. I visited in 2010 and there was developing going on. this pics is about one town in Maputo :) nothing special but I liked Mozambique and ppl.

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Sydney, Australia

Maputo is a classic travel waystation, the kind of place you visit en route to somewhere else. It's low on sights of tourist interest (the train station might be pretty, but the surrounding areas of the baixa are anything but), and with a certain amount of crime (taxis after dark are a good idea), it can be hard to really enjoy your time here. That said, the Mozambican capital DOES have some great restaurants and cool nightclubs, and a passable stretch of beach up north, so if you find yourself marooned here for a few days (most visitors to Mozambique do), take heart.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Stop over on way home. Been here already in Dec for News Years. Lots of fun but quite pricey

Redwood City

we stayed at the hotel cardoso,and thought it was a very good place to stay,the staff was helpful,and polite,and the food was good,way too much to eat,especially at the buffet,

Rome, Italy

Maputo is the capital of Moçambiqque. I was there last April for the first time. It's called "The city of Acacias" becouse of the big "avenidas" whith these trees all green and full of red flowers.There are beautyfull gardens near the sea (indian ocean) and a lot of important monuments like the iron house of Gustave Eiffe, built at the and of the XIX° century.

Geneva, Switzerland

No reason to visit the city as a tourist

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