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Located in Mozambique :: Mozambique  :: Maputo City
Category: Places :: Capital City


Maputo is the capital of Mozambique and an important harbour city. Founded as a port town by the Portuguese, the influence of travellers and traders from Africa, Asia, and Europe has made the city a diverse and lively metropolis. It was first known as Delagoa Bay but was established as the capital city Lorenzo Marques (LM) by the Portuguese in 1926. The name was changed to Maputo after independence in 1975. LM was an extremely popular holiday destination for South Africans with its cosmopolitan atmosphere, pulsing nightlife and excellent seafood. Maputo is a beautiful and lush city with streets that are lined with Acacia, Jacaranda, Palm and Flame trees and it still has the grandiose aura of a bygone era. The picturesque train station is one of the architectural treasures of the city that reminds of the Portuguese influence. The central fresh food market is worth a visit. Traffic and the non observance of normal traffic rules are bad but in spite of that Maputo is well worth a visit.

Address :  Maputo Province Tourism Office, Maputo, Mozambique
Contact :  Maputo Province Tourism Office
Tel :  +258 21 721 976
Tel2 :  +258 21 722 638
Cellphone Reception :  Good

Destination Information
Police Hospital Doctor Embassy Tourist Information Office Petrol Diesel Shopping Mall Shopping Centre Bank ATM Foreign Exchange Internet Cafe Lodging Camping Bakery Liquor Restaurant Airport Airstrip Car Rental Tyre Repair Tyre Sales Mechanical Repair
Facilities :  Tour Services
Hospital Telephone :  +258 21 483 905
Doctor Telephone :  +258 21 407 903
Tourist Information Telephone :  +258 21 721 976

Other Facilities :  Auto Dealer. Courier Service.

Tours and Excursions
More Activities :  City tours.
Notes on Activities :  (Some activities may be offered nearby).

Travelling Information

Reportedly you can travel safely from Maputo to Inhambane because the damage caused by rain, has been repaired. (Mar-13). Take note that there are no Star Stops, Engen Stops and toilets, basically none between Maputo and Inhassoro. There is one in Xai Xai and a new one as you come into Inhambane. There are resorts in Vilanculos, where you can stop and rest. There is a Shoprite in the city. (Apr-13). Tour company number is +258 21 301 065. There is a clinic.

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