Santa Maria peninsulais one of a few idealic locations in Southern Africa where one can face the sunset in the evenings.
The Santa Maria Peninsula is a paradise for keen travellers to Mozambique who want a beach holiday with a difference. This gorgeous holiday destination promises an idyllic escape from real life to endless white beaches in a remote location.
holiday at Santa Mariaeffortlessly combines adventures into pristine African forests, endless walks along golden sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports in the azure ocean. A veritable tropical paradise where you get to create more unforgettable memories.
The bay of Maputo stretches 38 kms from Maputo to the peninsula. One feels like you are living on an island, with Inhaca and Portuguese Islands to the northwest. This area is a paradise to explore and has substantially been retained as a nature reserve.
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Mozambique holiday to the magnificent Santa Maria Peninsulayou will join tourists who love holidays off the beaten track, in nature, Discover this wild, untouched piece of land jutting into the Indian Ocean on the eastern side of Maputo Bay, close to Inhaca Island. Indulge in world class fishing, exquisite bird sightings and mind-boggling snorkeling. Santa Maria Peninsula is one of the best Mozambique family holiday destinations that offers all year-round satisfaction.
Scuba divers explore the depths off the Santa Maria reefs some 4 km offshore while other tourists indulge in boat trips to the biodiverse beauty of Inhaca Island. Or enjoy a day cruise to Portuguese Island for lunch. Drive a few kilometers inland from the peninsular to explore the important Maputo Elephant Reserve, once home to abundant herds of antelope and elephants.
Santa Maria was the name of the flagship that Columbus used when he made his first voyage of discovery in 1492. Santa Maria offers a convenience store and vegetable market. It supplies a variety of dry goods, some fresh produce and most alcohol and soft beverages. A few rustic restaurants and bars offer local cuisine.