"Maputo" Top 5 Page for this destination Maputo by PierreZA
Maputo Travel Guide: 332 reviews and 954 photos
Walking around Maputo you can imagine that this could be a great city. There are wonderful old buildings, reasonable infrastructure and fantastic food.
Mozambique is a big country, the capital might not be a tourist hub, but a good introduction to the country.
If this city sees more investment, it can become a great city.
You can not get away from the poverty, people eating from rubbish bins, etc, which is the ugly face of the city.
Maputo is a very short trip by plane from Johannesburg and flights are quite regular.
1. Stay in the Polana Hotel
2. Seafood, seafood, seafood
3. Visit sights like the Train Station, Central Market and churches
4. Local beer, like 2M
Getting there: 3 flights a day with SAA from Johannesburg (50 minutes)
Money: Metical (MTN) [ 1 MTN = 0.38 USD] [ 1 ZAR = 3 MTN]
Departure Tax to be paid at airport = 20 USD (It seems that departure taxes are now included with your airfare/ticket - August2008 I heard that this has changed in 2009.
Take Malaria prophylaxis
South African Passport holders do not need a visa
Language: Portugese widely spoken in Maputo, some English
- Cons:Irritating craft sellers all over town
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