Fresh seafood, caught that morning in Maputo Bay, is available from informal traders opposite the BCI Bank in Ponta do Oura with game fish and a wonderful selection of various good quality red meats and chicken available behind the traders, in the centre arcade at Luka’s Butchery.
There are 24 reefs off Malongane and boat-based snorkelling and scuba diving offer a spectacular variety of marine life from Manta and Whale Sharks to rare corals and nudibranchs.
In addition, the resident dolphins, which are here all year round, add to the visual entertainment with their antics in the waves behind the backline.
There are numerous well-run charters who offer informative boat-based excursions and the opportunity to swim and interact with these magnificent and intelligent creatures.
This 50 000 hectare reserve has approximately 200 elephants. Once the Futi Corridor is fenced, linking Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa to The Maputo Reserve, the elephants will be able to follow their traditional migration route along The Rio Futi which was cut off during the civil war in the 1980s.
A day trip with a guide is well worth the visit through the reserve with its myriad of freshwater lakes, floodplains, woodlands and forested dunes sweeping down to unspoilt beaches.
59 days later these eggs hatch. Up till early March, you may find hundreds of tiny turtles (each the size of a matchbox) making their way down to the beach all the while dodging crabs only to be confronted by Giant Ignobilis kingfish that have arrived at the end of December to March to feast on these little swimmers.
There are numerous other adventure activities which are available for an hourly or daily fee.
These include surfing, kite surfing, quad biking, Paragliding, spearfishing and microlight flights.