Xai Xai Accommodation

Xai Xai (pronounced 'shai shai') is a town in the south of Mozambique. It also happens to be the capital of the Gaza province. It was developed in the early 1900's when Mozambique was still a Portuguese colony, as a second port to the busy, economic hub of Maputo. It was known as Joćo Belo until Mozambique became independent in 1975. The small city was never as economically powerful as Maputo, but did develop a pretty strong name for itself as a port, agricultural and industrial centre.

These days it is still a bustling little place and tourists are often delighted and intrigued by the sense of Mozambican life they seem to get from the place. Some of the notable features are a large market selling anything you can imagine and an open-air furniture factory operating under a cluster of cashew trees.

Xai Xai lies on a flat, wide, fertile plain where rice is the agricultural produce of choice. It lies on the Limpopo River (and suffered greatly after the massive floods of the year 2000) about 200 kilometres from Maputo, the country's capital. A much closer point of interest though is the Praia do Xai Xai, or Xai Xai beach, 12 kilometres from the town.

The beach is a revered tourist spot not least because of its fluffy white sand contrasting with the turquoise blue Indian Ocean. The beach's major draw card is a coral reef running parallel to the beach, which not only offers a great opportunity for snorkelling, but protects the beach from big waves, making swimming there very pleasant and safe.

Two kilometres from the town is the Wenela Tidal Pool, with its natural tunnel and blow hole connecting it to the sea.

Xai Xai is a great place to visit and extremely accessible from South Africa by road.

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Zongoene Lodge
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Are you looking for a holiday away from the crowds? Zongoene is a mere 3 and a half hour drive from Maputo and 50 kilometers from Xai-Xai. After a 35 kilometer dirt road you will find our little para... Read More

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Chicunga Resort

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Chicunga resort (prior known as Paradise View) is situated on the eastern shores of Mozambique, and is renowned for excellent deep-sea fishing, scuba diving in its secure coral reefs and its spectacul... Read More

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