Things to do near
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling
Maputo (74.8 km from Marracuene Region)
Formerly known as the Maputo Elephant Reserve, the Maputo Special Reserve is a perfect day trip for people staying in the Maputo area. Recently the reserve joined parks in Swaziland and South Africa and now forms part of the Lubombo Transfrontier Conservation Area.
The scenic diversity of marine and inshore habitats offers amazing opportunities for watching wildlife, as well as sport fishing, diving, and canoeing. Elephants, hippos, crocodiles, monkeys, and a large variety of bird species are frequently spotted.
Bilene (77.5 km from Marracuene Region)
Walk from the lagoon mouth to the viewpoint on top of Turtle Cliff. The climb starts 1.5 km from the beach. Enjoy magnificent 360-degree views of Bilene Lagoon and the coastline. It’s a great place to watch whales on their migration up the Mozambique's coastline between May and August.
Bilene (78.9 km from Marracuene Region)
Bilene Beach offers an extensive stretch of white sandy beach. Tucked behind the beach is the wonderful 27 km long San Martin estuary, also known as Lagoa Uembje.
Bilene is the closest beach resort in Mozambique to Johannesburg, and attracts numerous South African visitors during the holiday season. Although Bilene is an ideal Mozambique holiday destination on its own, it also serves as a good stop over point for travellers en route to Xai Xai, Inhambane and the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Numerous water activity options are on offer, in the estuary or in the ocean. Bilene is popular for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, deep-sea fishing, boat transfers to the beach, and sundowner cruises, paddling, para-sailing and water-skiing.
Bilene (80.1 km from Marracuene Region)
Kick back with an ice cold 2M beer at the beachfront Coconuts Bar in Complexo Palmeiras. Here you can watch DSTV or play a game of snooker.
Bilene (80.9 km from Marracuene Region)
The Lagoa Uembje (Uembje Lagoon), or Sao Martinho as it was known during colonial times, is an amazing boating and watersports venue. Occasionally open to the sea, the lagoon is separated from Praia do Bilene by a long strip of sand dunes.
Try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, parasailing and tubing or just have a blast. The lagoon is huge, with ample space to throttle up and really have fun. It's best to bring your own equipment, but some items can be hired at resorts. Boat transfers to the beach.
Komatipoort (86.4 km from Marracuene Region)
With prominent wildlife frequently spotted in the river, a round of golf at Komatipoort Golf Club can be an amazing experience.
This 9-hole course is a locally developed project, and welcomes everyone to come and enjoy a round of golf. Facilities include a restaurant, full stocked bar, pro shop and practice area.
Crocodile Bridge Gate (95.2 km from Marracuene Region)
Crocodile Bridge Gate provides the most eastern entrance into the Kruger National Park and is in close proximity to the border post between South Africa and Mozambique.
Named after the Crocodile River, Crocodile Bridge Gate is the most direct route into the southeastern section of Kruger.
Wildlife is plentiful and viewing opportunities are awesome; white rhino is often seen in woodlands while the shy black rhino hides in dense thorn thickets.
Predators you might see are lion, spotted hyena, leopard, cheetah and wild dog. Some of the grazers and browsers include giraffe, kudu, impala, hippo, and white and black rhino.
Need to know? The Crocodile River frequently floods over the bridge. Contact SAN Parks before travelling to find out if this entrance is open.