Marracuene Mozambique

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Marracuene Mozambique

Learn more about the coastal resort of Marracuene in Mozambique

About 35km North of Maputo, lies a little town on the banks of the picturesque Incomati River offering a beautiful and tranquil setting - perfect to get away from the bustling city life!

Boat excursions to Xefina Island (once a prison), Incomati River or a charter boat for an action packed day of fishing

Only 30km from the capital of Mozambique, Maputo

Marracuene has got some basic supplies and good accommodation in and around the village.

The town was first introduced in the colonial days of 1892, after a portugese commander Antonio Enes came into contact with the local people (Tribe leader named Ronga Emperor Gununyane) which turned into a decisive battle. The portugese won the war using machine guns and modern machinery at the time.
With Marracuene also getting involved in recent civil wars ... the town, today - offers some interesting history to the visitor as well as a few buildings with great archutecture to admire.

Most people go through the town of Marracuene to get to the Macaneta beaches ... and to do this, a little excursion across the large Incomati river at the ferry point is required (which transports vehicles too). To get to the ferrypoint, you will have take right hand turn just outside the village, passing the mosque situated on the left and taking the left turn at the bottom of the road. The wait for the ferry at the docking station doesn't take that long and you can either a bite at Julio's Kiosk - a quaint little snack bar or if you are thinking of cooking some delcious seafood on the barbaque later that evening, then take a walk over to the fish market that sells fresh seafood including prawns, crab clams and fish.

When the ferry arrives ... hop on and take advantage of the view and birdlife as you drift across the wide Incomati river. Taking approximately 10-20 minutes ... you will soon dock at the other side where you can start your engines and make way towards the ocean on a dirt road. As you drive along, you will drive past 2 left turns that take you further North of the Incomati river where accommodation is available. carry on driving and you will soon come to a T-junction which also has accommodation available in either direction (both beautiful localtions).

The beaches here are magnificent and if you travel South to Ponta da Macaneta, you'll will find a shipwreck aswell as it is a great spot for shark fishing. From here you will also be able to see Xefina Island.

From Marracuene ... you can take a day boat cruise to Xefina Island, which is about a 24km trip South, towards Maputo. If you have the time, experiencing a ride on the Incomati river and exploring Xefina island is a must. Bring your Binoculars because you will witness an abundance of birdlife including flamingo's along the way.

The Fascinating Xefina island used to be a prison back in the colonial days and today, you can climb on top of massive cannons that were used to protect the Maputo harbour from intruders in World War 2. Accommodation can also be found on Xefina Island.

Quick Fact:

The Fascinating Xefina island used to be a prison back in the colonial days and today, you can climb on top of massive cannons that were used to protect the Maputo harbour from intruders in World War 2. Accommodation can also be found on Xefina Island.

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