Xai Xai - Area Information
Xai Xai, Mozambique
The town of Xai Xai, 200km from Maputo is the capital of Gaza Province and is situated on the banks of the Limpopo river. It is bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, petrol stations banks and a post office. An open air furniture factory is situated under a grove of cashew trees a few blocks from central market is worth a visit.
Praia do Xai Xai is approximately 12km from the main town. It has long sweeping beach with safe swimming. Xai Xai beach has been a popular tourist destination since the heyday of Mozambican tourism. A reef running parallel to the shore offers good snorkeling.
There are a number of fresh water lakes within half an hour’s drive where kayaking, paddle skiing and windsurfing can be enjoyed and bird watching enthusiasts might get some sightings. Wenela Tidal Pool, two kilometres south, is a fascinating natural treasure. having a natural tunnel and blow hole linking the pool to the sea.